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

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How much clay conditioner should I add?

By Yaiza Paños 07-Jun-2018 07:00:00

Once you have decided that using a clay additive will be the best solution for your production problem, you have to decide what quantity is the best for your specific production process. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Clay additives, Structural

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: Will the additive block my extruder if there's a production break?

By Yaiza Paños 05-Apr-2018 14:00:00

When it comes to the use of ceramic additives, we must be 100% sure that the one that we are using is the best for their production process. We have talked about different ways to optimize ceramic production processes in several blog articles and we even wrote a blog post on the benefits of using additives in a brick production. However, we have received many questions about how additives can affect a manufacturing process. We will try to answer all of the questions as well as we can. This month's question is: "will the additive block my extruder if there's a production break?"

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, extrusion

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

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