Our annual R&D Directory is a buyers’ resource that provides supplier* details for equipment, instruments, and services targeted for research and development applications. Use this guide as a handy way to find suppliers throughout the year
Research and development (R&D) is a key driver for growth in the ceramic, glass, refractories, brick and related industries. Any company that does not innovate is almost sure to stagnate and eventually lose ground to more forward-thinking competitors. This issue includes our annual R&D Directory to help manufacturers find the best supplier partners for their specific research and development efforts.
From abrasive wheels and agglomerators to wire screening cloth and X-ray systems (and everything in between!), our year-round Equipment Digest reference tool helps manufacturers find suppliers for hundreds of different types of machinery and equipment used for various manufacturing processes in the ceramic, glass, refractories, and brick industries.
In the U.S., the main body developing the design standards of kilns, furnaces and ovens is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), through NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. But the ceramic industry has misconceptions about NFPA 86, and no wonder.
The 25th edition of the Tecnargilla Expo is slated to take place September 26-30 at the Expo Centre in Rimini Fiera, Italy. Tecnargilla 2014 hosted over 500 exhibitors and attracted 32,120 visitors from over 100 countries.
Industrial furnaces and kilns rely on high-temperature insulation materials to optimize production yield and minimize energy costs, which can rise rapidly if excessive heat escapes from the point of operation. Insulating castable refractory materials are key to this energy-saving process due to their inherent low heat conductivity, as well as advantages derived from ease of placement and structural strength.