Market acceptance of ultraviolet (UV) screen printing technology has arrived in the glass and ceramic container industry as suppliers of equipment and inks have optimized the methods necessary to achieve the durability decorators and their customers expect. The first responsibility of suppliers is to make clear the requirements for achieving durability with UV technology on glass containers, but first a word about expectations.
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.
CERAMICS CHINA will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. From sole machine display to full coverage of upstream ceramic industry to introducing advanced foreign technology to leading the world’s ceramic market, CERAMICS CHINA showcases the best of industrial development. Read More
SGCDpro membership gives decorators and marketers of glass, ceramic and related products the confidence that they are part of a network of professionals who have shared knowledge and resources for nearly 50 years. Read More
CERAMICS CHINA will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. From sole machine display to full coverage of upstream ceramic industry to introducing advanced foreign technology to leading the world’s ceramic market, CERAMICS CHINA showcases the best of industrial development.