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گزیده دنیای سرامیک - پیاپی 39 (آبان 1398)
  • پیاپی 39 (آبان 1398)
  • تاریخ انتشار: 1398/10/01
  • تعداد عناوین: 24
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  • Luca Baraldi, Acimac Research Dept Page 26

    The seventh edition of the publication “World production and consumption of ceramic tiles” produced by the Acimac Research Department is due to be released in October. Consisting of 260 pages of charts, tables and commentary, it provides detailed analysis of the ten-year trends up to 2018 in industry, markets, per capita consumption and export flows in large geographical regions and in the 76 largest tile producer, consumer, exporter and importer countries. Here we present a preview of the key figures.

  • Luca Baraldi, Acimac Research Dept Page 32

    In addition to the world tile production and consumption figures, Ceramic World Review is also publishing key data on the sector’s leading groups and companies, ranked by output volumes and updated to 31/12/2018. Along with data for installed capacity, real production, export share and number and locations of facilities (in the tile segment), we also report revenue where available. As these players are large groups that in many cases operate across multiple segments of the ceramic industry (tiles, sanitaryware, tableware, heavy clay) and the supply chain (raw materials, adhesives, distribution), as well as in other sectors (bathroom and kitchen furnishings, non-ceramic surface coverings, building materials, chemicals, etc.), we indicate both turnover generated solely in the ceramic tile segment and consolidated group revenue. The figures were provided directly by the companies themselves or obtained from public sources, and in some cases are based on estimates.

  • Milena Bernardi, Salvatore Curatolo Page 36

    Amid unrest, conflicts and crises but at the same time enormous economic potential, the new Africa is marching towards urbanisa-tion and new technology, with many of its governments working hard to achieve political stability. Driven by strong demographic pressure (half of all Africans are under 19 years of age!), the current population of 1.28 billion people is expected to grow by a further billion over the next 20-30 years. This enormous expansion will lead to rapid growth in urbanisation

  • Milena Bernardi m Page 44

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member states, acknowledges the key role played by business and finance in creating a new development model that encompasses economics, environment and society. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals officially launched at the beginning of 2016 will serve as a global roadmap for the next 15 years. With sustainable development now seen as the new frontier for maintaining and increasing compa-ny competitiveness, the 2030 Agenda has become crucial for entrepreneurs.

  • Paola Giacomini Page 50

    People, Profit, Planet, the three pillars of corporate sustainability in the Triple Bottom Line model, could be engraved on the innovative GrestoneTM cobblestones that since April have been emerging from the kiln in the Saxa Gres group’s factory in Roccasecca (Frosinone). This new production activity is the latest milestone reached by the group set up by Francesco Borgomeo in 2015 when he acquired the first manufacturing facility, the former Marazzi Sud factory in Anagni (Frosinone), and converted it to the production of sustainable, patented extra-thick porcelain for outdoor and urban design applications. These ceramic products reproduce the aesthetics of natural stone but are made from a body mix containing up to 30% inert materials originating from urban waste and inert incinerator ash.

  • Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Durst Phototechnik Page 60

    The Durst-ColorGATE CMS system is the most innovative and effective colour management solution for digital printing on ceramic surfaces. Unveiled at Tecnargilla 2018, it has been adopted in countries around the world and several Durst clients can already boast more than 20 installations. These many different applications not only reflect the fact that the new colour management sys-tem is specially designed and optimised for the needs and operating conditions of the ceramic industry but also demonstrate that it is the first solution truly capable of reducing printing tests and machine stoppage times. In a few simple steps, Durst-ColorGATE CMS guarantees rapid and precise colour matching even in variable production conditions and in the event of repetitive pro-cessing operations. This means it can efficiently manage the production of samples or small batches, an increasingly important requirement for ceramic tile manufacturers looking to optimise their warehouses.

  • Moreno Monduzzi Sacmi Page 64

    To put Industry 4.0 principles into practice, it is essential to maintain control of the entire ceramic production process, starting out from the raw materials preparation department. This section of the factory can incorporate innovations for optimising and maximis-ing the efficiency of the process, from integrated control of raw material loading through to powder loading for the technological towers.

  • Alessandro Bianchini, SITI B&T Page 66

    The world of capital goods is increasingly focused on upgrading production lines in accordance with Industry 4.0 principles. This revolutionary philosophy involves using easily configurable and highly flexible monitoring systems that can be fully integrated into the existing intralogistics of industrial companies. One such system is bt-TUTOR, a plant supervisor developed by SITI B&T to meet the needs of a modern and sustainable smart factory.

  • Marco Sichi BMR Page 68

    Over the last six years, the ceramic end-of-line stage has undergone greater technological progress than other areas of the pro-duction process. In keeping with the principles of customisation, digitalisation of processes and care for the environment, BMR has focused its philosophy on tailor-made solutions in which the tile manufacturers are seen not as customers but as equal partners in the design process, allowing for the development of unique, more flexible and innovative solutions. This is largely a result of BMR’s in-depth knowledge of all aspects of ceramic surface finishing, enabling the company to proactively deliver cutting-edge, functional solutions to the various needs and issues.

  • Gildo Bosi Sacmi Page 72

    Sacmi Innovation Lab is Sacmi’s open facility devoted to the development of innovative knowledge and skills in the field of ena-bling technologies and the Internet of Things. Officially opened last April but in operation since 2017, the Laboratory is responsible for developing innovative process control systems which serve to improve product quality control by measuring all parameters during the manufacturing process.

  • Norbert von Aufschnaiter, Durst Phototechnik Page 74
  • Page 90

    VKZ is a well-established Russian company located in the Vyshnevolotsky district (Tver Oblast) which produces 60 million high-quality NF facing bricks per year using a recently built masonry kiln of width 5.9 m and length approximately 125 m. To meet mar-ket demand, the owners decided to equip the kiln with Cosmec brand burners that operate with a “flashing” system, a solution capable of producing a brick surface with innovative colours that are very different from what is possible with oxidative firing.

  • Page 92

    Firing is one of the most crucial stages of clay roof tile production in terms of quality and makes a vital contribution to the prod-uct’s mechanical characteristics (bending strength), functional qualities (impermeability, frost resistance) and aesthetics (flatness, surface texture and colour). This article looks at the main firing systems currently in use and discusses their strengths and weaknesses in detail. The various technologies are all supplied by Cosmec, which can advise customers on the most appropriate solution following an indepth technical and economic feasibility study based on the specific type of material in production.