New trends in monolithic refractories

By Jack Pongdet 23-Nov-2018 10:27:57

Like any other sector, the refractory industry is developing to become more environmentally conscious.  New efforts and technologies are driving this mentality in the sector. However, there is always room for improvement. We are going to go over some of the major technology improvements in the refractory industry. 

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Temaer: Refractory

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can I reduce the drying time of my production?

By Yaiza Paños 08-Nov-2018 13:15:00

Reducing the drying time of ceramic production is something that many manufacturers aim. However, it is not easy as it requires optimizing the drying parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, and air movement. It involves many variables, but we can tell you some effective tips to acheive your objectives.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Drying, Clay additives, optimization

Cersaie & Tecnargilla 2018

By Miguel Ten 18-Oct-2018 07:15:00

The last week of September you could visit two of the most exciting Ceramic exhibitions in the world. This year, we visited both Cersaie and Tecnargilla and we could appreciate some interesting trends in the clay and the decorative tile market.

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Temaer: Decorative, events, cersaie

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How does a clay conditioner work and what is the benefit?

By Yaiza Paños 05-Oct-2018 15:30:00

Using a clay conditioner can help in different ways depending on what stage of the production process you use it in, what type of clay you have or even the type of clay conditioner itself. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Clay additives

Development of monolithic refractories

By Jack Pongdet 20-Sep-2018 07:14:00

Monolithic refractories have developed over the years to become what they are today. This technical blog post will talk specifically about castables, gunning mixes and dry vibratables and how they have evolved.

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Temaer: Refractory

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can I know what is the best product for my process?

By Yaiza Paños 06-Sep-2018 07:00:00

There is a wide variety of conditioners available in the market, but it's not always easy to find the right one for your clay specifications. Our technicians have experimented with different products and clays and they have a few comments to make.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Clay additives

Consistency in brick making

By Bill Daidone 10-Aug-2018 07:05:00

CONSISTENCY

Reducing variability in materials and processes is vital to making quality structural clay products. Consistency is key to raw materials in the matters of selection, mining, grinding, mixing, and extrusion. Additional processes that require consistency include drying and firing.

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Temaer: Structural

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can I make my tiles thinner maintaining the strength

By Yaiza Paños 02-Aug-2018 07:30:00

Large and thin tiles are one of the most important trends in the ceramics market right now, as we have already talked about in this blog. However, the manufacturing of these thinner tiles can be tricky, and maintaining the quaity is a challenge.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, large tiles, Plasticity

How does REACH affect heavy clay manufacturing?

By Jonathan Savage 27-Jul-2018 07:00:00

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH) is a regulation that aims to make the handling and commercialisation of chemicals safer. Many industries and markets have had to adapt to this new regulation, and we have identified ways in which REACH can actually bring oportunities to the heavy clay manufacturing sector. 

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Temaer: Structural

HISTORY OF MONOLITHIC REFRACTORIES

By Jack Pongdet 12-Jul-2018 10:30:00

Refractory materials are fabricated in two forms: shaped and unshaped (monolithic) refractories. Shaped refractories include fired and unfired materials with predetermined shapes, precast shapes and fusion cast refractories. Monolithic materials include plastic mixes, castables, ramming materials, dry vibratable, gunning materials, fettling materials, coatings and mortars. Monolithic materials differ from refractory bricks in that they are not shaped and fired before use. These materials do not have high energy requirements, are more readily available, take shorter times to install, can be repaired locally and require less manpower.

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Temaer: Refractory

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