STATISTICAL METHODS TO DETERMINE DRY STRENGTH OF A TILE COMPOSITION

By Rosa Mediavilla 13-Jun-2019 08:00:00

A tile’s strength is a numerical representation of how much weight the tile can support before breaking. The results are expressed in N and they may be converted into kg/cm2 using the dimensions of each tile. We are going to go over some methods that can be used to determine a tile’s strength.  

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Temaer: Decorative, dry strength

Tools to avoid issues with ceramic tiles

By Miguel Ten 23-May-2019 15:30:00

Ceramic tiles may present some issues during their manufacturing process. Most of them do not have an origin in the process itself, but in the raw materials used in the production line. A proper control in the raw materials and in the process will minimize the potential risks of producing second class materials.

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Temaer: Decorative, optimization, Tools

Decorative Ceramics - how much can we save?

By Miguel Ten 18-Apr-2019 08:30:00

In a competitive market like we have in ceramics in the last years, globalized, with common solutions to the standard production issues, differentiation in costs is the only way to remain competitive. So, how much could we save? 

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Temaer: Decorative, case study, optimization, cost reduction

Kilns in Decorative Ceramics

By Miguel Ten 28-Mar-2019 07:00:00

Decorative ceramics are characterized by fast firing cycles with values below 30 minutes in some countries. Of course this is not the standard value, but it gives an idea of how well adapted these kilns are to fast firing. At the same time, being one of the main polluting points in decorative ceramics manufacturing process, lots of efforts have been dedicated in order to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as some other highly pollutants (NOx, HCl, HF, heavy metals, Sox, VOCs, among others).

The next challenge in the horizon will be automation, though a lot of improvements have been done in order to bring self-regulation and high optimization of the full firing process.

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Temaer: Decorative, optimization, kilns

How to perfectly match nature? Inkjet Technology

By Miguel Ten 14-Feb-2019 09:01:00

Decoration in ceramics has experienced a number of changes in the last decades. We have seen some hand-made decoration replaced by automated systems when higher production rates were demanded. Flat screens evolved to automated rotating screens, allowing higher production rates and better application results. With an intermediate solution based on gravure silicon rollers, most of the factories today are using inkjet technology.

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Temaer: Decorative, ceramic trends, printing

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What are the latest trends in decorative ceramics?

By Yaiza Paños 07-Feb-2019 16:15:06

Last week we were lucky enough to visit one of the most important ceramic events in Spain, Cevisama, where we could foresee what the future of ceramics will look like. During 5 days, manufacturers exhibit their products, where large sizes and high definition printing continue to reign. So, what are the main trends we could see there?

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, cevisama, ceramic trends

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Frequently Asked Questions - clay conditioners

By Yaiza Paños 13-Dec-2018 07:07:00

We're getting very close towards the end of the year and inspired by the Christmas lights and the chilly weather we have decided to make a "Question of the Month - Christmas Edition". In this special edition we have gathered all of the questions received during the year to prepare a Top 5 FAQs regarding clay conditioners. Are you curious about clay conditioners? Keep reading!

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

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

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