Whitewares

Coverage includes articles and news on dinnerware, floor and wall tile, sanitaryware, and more.

ARTICLES

Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).


Read More

Ferro to Acquire Italian Tile Coatings Manufacturer

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.


Read More

Thriving Construction Industry to Improve Demand for Ceramic Products in the UK

The ceramic industry in the UK has posted a declining trend in the past six years (2008-2013), mainly due to the increased level of globalization and intensive competition from counterparts in developing countries, according to “The UK Ceramic Industry Outlook to 2018–Expanding Export Market for Bricks and Roof Tiles and Tableware to Facilitate Market Growth,” a recent report by Ken Research.


Read More

Ceramic Tile Market in India Expanding to New Segments

Cost considerations have shifted manufacturing from Europe to Asia, and China has become the largest producer, consumer and exporter in spite of not hosting the top three ceramic tile manufacturers of the world, according to “Ceramic Tiles Market in India 2014,” a recent report from Research and Markets.


Read More

Case Study: Energy Management Helps Ceramic Manufacturer Put Power on the Plate

Steelite International is finding multiple benefits by implementing some simple energy management strategies.

All energy-intensive industries—including ceramics—are vulnerable to massive unilateral increases in UK energy and carbon costs.


Read More

Designer Ceramic Products and Technology Development to Drive Spain’s Ceramic Industry

The Spanish ceramic sector is expected to grow as a result of increased investments by ceramic manufacturers for the efficient production of designer ceramics.


Read More

ROOKWOOD POTTERY: Tile Collection

The Rookwood Pottery Co. recently released its Jazz tile series, which includes five patterns that can be aligned regardless of the tile or placement. 


Read More

Italy’s Ceramic Industry Growth Fueled by Tile Demand

According to a recent report by Ken Research entitled “Italy Ceramic Industry Outlook to 2018 – Technologically Innovative Wall and Floor Tiles to Drive Market Growth,” the Italian ceramic industry is largely driven by small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) in the wall and floor tile sector that offer innovative, specialized ceramic products that target niche segments of the market.


Read More

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.


Read More

Competition Intensifies in French Ceramic Markets

According to a recent report by Ken Research, the rising penetration of low-cost ceramic products from emerging nations such as China and Brazil has reduced the overall profitability of local ceramic manufacturers in France.


Read More

IMAGE GALLERIES

March 2014 Issue Highlights

Our March 2014 issue is now available!

EVENTS

Industry

Cevisama

2/9/15
Valencia
Spain

Cevisama 2015 will mark the 30th international trade fair for ceramic tile, stone, enamels, brick and bath equipment.

Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

June 2014 Issue Highlights

Our June 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI October 2014 cover

2014 October

Materials advances, refractories and renewable energy - oh, my! Check out our October issue today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Personal Smartphones

Do you use your personal smartphone or other device to complete tasks for your job?
View Results Poll Archive

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!