Goerg & Schneider
Goerg & Schneider GmbH u. Co. KG – Innovation and Sustainability since 1924
Inovative Product Developments for the Building Materials Sector and for Ceramic Applications
Innovation and sustainability since 1924: the family-owned company Goerg & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG shows that it is still meeting the challenges of the times in the fourth generation. Many years of experience have recently led to the development of new products and binder systems.
Innovative calcined products: The broad raw material base, combined with modern production facilities, allows the company to cover a wide range of products and serve a variety of possible applications in the ceramic and non-ceramic field. In the course of time, Goerg & Schneider has been able to generate further knowledge in the calcination of raw materials and develop ready-to-use calcined clays in co-operation projects with external specialised institutes. These are suitable for driving CO2 reduction in the building materials sector. In cementitious binder systems, parts of the cement clinker are replaced by calcined clays. The CO2 reduction in the developed products results from a lower process temperature and the use of CO2-optimised raw materials as the starting basis for the calcinates compared to conventional cement clinker.
Thanks to state-of-the-art plant technology, Goerg & Schneider can adjust the mineralogy of the calcined products very precisely thanks to the modern kiln control system. The calcined clays can be obtained pre-crushed or ground. After several years of development, Goerg & Schneider now knows the “adjustments” in order to meet customer-specific requirements and also fulfil its own sustainability requirements.
Ceramic bodies for additive moulding: In addition, Goerg & Schneider continues to be active for its traditional ceramic customers. The company is working with several customers to optimise ceramic bodies for the use in additive moulding. 3D printing with ceramic bodies offers enormous freedom in the design.
New possibilities arise for architectural ceramics in particular, as the architects at Studio RAP from Rotterdam/Netherlands have impressively shown with their projects already realised in Delft and Amsterdam (www.studiorap.nl). The fact that the size of the printed objects is only limited by the kiln and the handling can be seen clearly in the vase objects from the equally innovative ceramic manufacturer Rasbach/Germany (www.kaminofenkeramik.de).
The company is characterised by innovative approaches to product optimisation. In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to obtain lithium-containing raw materials (petalite/spodumene) on the market. These were often used for bodies for the production of ceramics with low thermal expansion and therefore very good thermal shock resistance. Goerg & Schneider has atended to this subject and offers ceramic bodies with low thermal expansion for various applications – e.g. for BBQ ceramics and fire bowls.