For the purposes of this discussion, a “fast firing” is defined as a firing duration from ambient to ambient within 180 min or less. The primary benefits of implementing a fast-firing protocol include: significantly reducing energy consumption per payload, reduced scrap and re-fire, lowered labor costs, shorter production lead times, and more reliable product consistency.
A wide range of on-trend options enables glass in interior design to offer an innovative alternative to wood, metal or stone.
February 1, 2017
Stairs, partitions, furniture, wall panels, banisters and parapets—the use of glass in a house knows no limits. Glass provides an unlimited range of design possibilities for architects, as well as interior and furniture designers, due to its interplay with light, reflections, transmission, colors, and textures. This variety of on-trend options enables glass in interior design to offer an innovative alternative to wood, metal or stone. The glass industry caters to the growing demand by providing a multitude of solutions for designing interiors.
The annual convention of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) kicks off April 16 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. The conference encompasses three days of educational seminars, networking, and product introductions. SGCDpro Vice President David Stanton of Fusion Ceramics will serve as program chair.
During firing, a glaze applied on a ceramic body undergoes several transformations, including water loss from the clay components, glass transition and softening. During the softening phase, the glaze starts to melt, giving rise to a continuous liquid layer.
Happy Valentine's Day! In the best romantic relationships, two often dissimilar partners join together to create a new, singular unit. Likewise, a finished ceramic tile generally incorporates a fired ceramic body and a glaze to create a product of beauty and utility. Unfortunately, not all relationships are a match made in heaven.