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.
Ferro Corp. recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of tile coating manufacturer Vetriceramici S.p.A. for €83 million (~ $104 million), subject to customary working capital and other purchase price adjustments.
Ferro recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Milan, Italy-based Private Equity Funds’ Management Company Star Capital SGR S.p.A., along with two minority owners and founders Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to acquire Casola Valsenio, Italy-based Vetriceramici S.p.A.
Tecnargilla 2014 will explore the latest ceramic technologies, innovations and products.
September 2, 2014
This month, Rimini Fiera and the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics (Acimac) are presenting Tecnargilla 2014, which will take place September 22-26 in Rimini, Italy.
The American Craft Council Retail Show will feature more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists presenting their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor.
Our annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory helps you locate the best suppliers for your needs. This issue also includes articles focused on deformation and tension, materials characterization trends, non-destructive imaging, and more. Check it out!