African production and consumption of ceramic tiles continue to rise, as well as imports from India and Spain, while imports from China registered a sharp slowdown in 2018.
With an investment of about 2 million euros, Iris Ceramica has achieved the goal of the “Zero Emissions” project at the facility in Castellarano, Italy.
Following the acquisition of Ceramica Cielo in 2017, Mittel continues its growth in the designer bathroom furnishing sector to create a more than 65-million-euro hub in the Civita Castellana cluster.
The Ukrainian ceramic group has ordered a complete reception, storage and press feeding plant for the factory in Kalush.
Finalised on 4 July, the partnership boosts Sacmi’s ability to act as a one-stop shop for all stages of the ceramic production process, including a strategic role in the end-of-line stage.
The Chinese ceramic technology exhibition held in Foshan from 30 May to 2 June was attended by more than 70,000 visitors.
With Prime, the smart factory is now reality
From incoming raw materials to the compilation of a finished product picking list, the Prime software platform developed by System Ceramics allows for complete digitalisation of ceramic manufacturing.
New hi-tech frontiers for digital printing
The Creadigit - the single-pass drop-on-demand digital inkjet printer from System Ceramics - has established itself as a standard. Its electronics allow for high-speed printing and can create images of any kind with designs up to 200 square metres in size, making each surface truly unique.
The Eco-Ink project by Metco
The Eco-Ink project (co-financed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme) aims to develop eco-friendly organic-solvent-free water-based digital inks for the production of polished porcelain tiles.
The new DRY LINE technologies from TECNO DIAMANT
Tecno Diamant’s R&D laboratory technicians have developed an innovative diamond metal grinding wheel for the dry grinding and squaring process.
Sicer acquires majority stake in SOL-INK and makes its debut at Indian Ceramics
In addition to the existing range of inks and digital materials, the new company Sicer – Inkera will soon begin producing glazes and ceramic compounds along with technical grits and specialties for glazing high-end ceramic surfaces.
FOCUS ON: Sustainability & Industry 4.0
Africa's development drives the ceramic market
FOCUS ON: Glazing & Decoration
FOCUS ON: Finishing & Treatment
Mariner starts up its own smart factory
FOCUS ON: Large sizes & panels
FOCUS ON: Automation & Logistics
USA, the leading players give their views
High-productivity lines in Algeria
Carthago Ceramic launches large-scale expansion plan
FOCUS ON: Sanitaryware & Raw Materials
World sanitaryware export and imports
TECNARGILLA & CERSAIE 2018
World production and consumption of ceramic tiles