SGCDpro Washington Liaison Walt Sanders attended a December 2016 meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Coalition. He assembled the following notes on the meeting.
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.
Many trends for ceramic tile decorating and design were spotted at the recent Cersaie 2016.
December 1, 2016
Cersaie 2016 was recently held in Bologna, Italy, and 94 Tile of Spain companies showcased their latest ceramic tile innovations and collections. Tile companies are inspired by the latest decorating and design trends, including exotics, fragmented designs, brick patterns, chevrons, lines, art objects, textile inspiration, grays, aquatic life, and large-format tile.
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 @Unifair 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 @Unifair showcases the best of industrial development. CERAMICS CHINA @Unifair 2017, hosted by China Ceramic Industrial Association, is expected to reach 100,000+ sq.m with 1,000+ exhibitors, 6,000+ booths and 80,000+ visitors.