Ceramic World Review 144/2021


  • An obstacle course

by Paola Giacomini

World News


  • Laminam’s “sustainable evolution”


  • Soaring costs threaten the recovery
  • The green hydrogen revolution at Iris Ceramica
  • World construction set to see strong growth through to 2025


  • Somany Ceramics set for further expansion

FOCUS ON: Sanitaryware

  • World sanitaryware exports and imports
  • The big players in the sector
  • Automation for kiln loading/unloading
  • New binders/plasticisers with low rheological impact for sanitaryware bodies
  • Eco-friendly kiln furniture system for sanitaryware firing


  • Synchronised digital structure printing
  • Design and sustainability in new materials for 3D surfaces
  • Finishing 4.0 with measuring cameras
  • Multi-spindle cutting lines for ceramic slabs
  • Alternation of satellite and Fickert heads for improved polishing and lapping
  • Topics Recycling and reuse of composite ceramic materials

FOCUS ON: Raw materials

  • High-efficiency wet grinding
  • Latest Technologies

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