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

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

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

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can we measure results of a clay conditioner?

By Yaiza Paños 05-Jul-2018 07:04:00

Clay conditioners can bring several benefits to your production process, but how can you measure effectively its effects on your specific process? We have asked this question to our R&D experts in the ceramic lab and this is what they have answered.

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

Bentonite in my formula: How to dry faster?

By Miguel Ten 14-Jun-2018 07:00:00

For many years, bentonite has been introduced in ceramic bodies to enhance plasticity in an economic way. However, its use in ceramics is not only bringing advantages but also some inconveniences related to its ability to increase plasticity. Its layer structure is responsible for these properties.

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Temaer: Decorative, bentonite, raw materials, Drying

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Where is the best place to add a ceramic additive?

By Yaiza Paños 03-May-2018 16:23:00

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is where to introduce the clay additive during the manufacturing process. This month we will recommend you where to place your conditioner. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, Clay additives

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How big can a tile reach to be?

By Yaiza Paños 08-Mar-2018 07:45:00

Tile sizes have been increasing lately not only because large tiles have become a trend, also because of the improvement in the technology that allows to make these tiles. In some of our blog posts we already talked about trends in the market and about avoiding breakage in large tiles but, how big can a tile reach to be?

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, large tiles

CEVISAMA 2018: Best edition ever

By Miguel Ten 22-Feb-2018 07:30:00

It has been agreed by a lot of people that this edition has been the best so far, at least along this century. Lots of new products, designs and all of them below a new sustainability umbrella that is the new flagship of the industry.

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Temaer: Decorative, cevisama

Bentonite Clays in ceramics: is there any alternative?

By Miguel Ten 09-Nov-2017 07:29:00

Bentonite  has been used in ceramics for many years due to the way it  performs in terms of plasticity and workability. Nonetheless, there are some alternative approaches that may ease its replacement, as they show some undesirable side effects when introduced into formulations.

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Temaer: Decorative, bentonite

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