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.
The British ceramic industry has been going through a period of growth for the last 15 years.
December 1, 2016
Ceramics have been a traditional staple to the British identity for a long time, particularly in the north of England in the Yorkshire area. From Viking “settlers” through the era of Josiah Wedgwood—a ceramic manufacturer in the 1700s renowned for his skill with chemistry—to the modern-day bespoke industry, ceramics have been used both as tools and artwork throughout British society. After a decline in business since the heyday of ceramics in Britain 150 years ago, the British ceramic industry has been going through a period of growth for the last 15 years.