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

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

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

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

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

History, principles and benefits of REACH in ceramics

By Jonathan Savage 28-Jun-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. In this blog article we talk about how this regulation affects heavy clay manufacturing in particular. 

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Temaer: Structural

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

The importance of ceramic research in Australia

By Blake Stacey 31-May-2018 07:00:00

Blake Stacey, technical consultant in Real Material Solutions  (https://real-mat-sol.com) who has worked for many years in the ceramics sector, has written a testimony about solving production problems and finding the best way to work with the difficult clays on Western Australia. Here we share some of his thoughts:

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Temaer: Structural, Clay additives, Ceramics

Using clay conditioners to optimize the drying of large structural bricks

By Bill Daidone 26-Apr-2018 12:01:00

 Structural Bricks

Structural bricks provide greater insulation, more protection from the elements, and the appeal and durability that have always made clay brick a desirable building material. The manufacturing of large structural clay brick presents challenges to brick makers in two of the critical processes involved in brick making, extrusion and drying. In this blog we will focus on the drying part of the process.

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Temaer: Structural, Drying, Clay additives

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