Review of Substitute Raw Materials Used in UK Brick Manufacturing
Ceram/GB has published a 6-year review of the substitute raw materials (non-primary clay raw materials) used in UK brick manufacturing: Materials from Alternative, Recycled and Secondary Sources (MARSS) 2005–2010: A Review of the Use of Non-primary Clay Raw Materials in the UK Brick Manufacturing Sector.
The review examines the annual survey results and the usage trends of substitute raw materials in UK brick manufacturing during this period. MARSS play an important role in the resource efficiency and sustainable utilisation of materials in the brick manufacturing sector; the review also discusses the benefits of utilising substitute raw materials and the usage by production process and primary clay type. The author, Dr Andrew Smith, Principal Consultant, Sustainability and Construction Materials, commented: “The survey not only shows the year-on-year utilisation of MARSS, but also how the flexibility of materials and sourcing are important; materials typically have transient or limited availability”.