The Durilium technology has 3 key benefits. It has our best glideability for fast and easy ironing. It provides maximum steam distribution thanks to the active steam holes at the tip, the side and, contrary to most competitors, at the center of the soleplate. It is very resistant to scratches as it is 2 tilmes thicker than regular ceramic and is cooked at more than 500°C which ensures its durability. All Durilium soleplates are engineered, tested and made in France with the highest quality standards.