cfi Newsletter Hot Topics 1/2020

Tecnargilla Postponed to 2021

Tecnargilla, the world’s most important exhibition of supplies to the surface coverings industry, has been postponed until 2021. The decision was taken by ACIMAC – Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association and IEG – Italian Exhibition Group with the aim of ensuring that the event can be held in the best possible conditions.

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Fair postponend?

Marcheluzzo Ceramics Supplies New Dryer to Mladost in Serbia

Cone test in Marcheluzzo’s workshop
Cone test in MARCHELUZZO’s workshop

The R&D specialists team of the Italian manufacturer Marcheluzzo Ceramics has improved the internal airflow for chamber dryers, redrawing the body of the ventilation cones. The idea is born following the request of the customer that was to reduce sensibly the consumption of electricity.

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POWTECH Special Edition 2020 Cancelled – New Date for 2022

In May 2020, Nürnberg Messe/DE conducted an extensive survey of exhibitors and visitors to find out what they thought about POWTECH taking place in 2020. A promising number of customers had expressed their support for holding the event under adapted conditions. Then the concept of the POWTECH Special Edition was established in a very short time and launched on the market. The aim was to win 250–300 exhibitors for the concept. This met with recognition and approval from you and from partners.

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Ceram UK Postponed from July to December 2020

Due to the ongoing and developing situation regarding COVID-19, Event Partners/GB, the show organisers, have made already in May 2020 the decision to move The Advanced Materials Show and Ceramics UK and their co-located events Battery Cells and Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo from July to 2–3 December 2020.

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Rieter Morando Consolidates its Worldwide Leadership in the Field of Presses for Roofing Tiles and Accessories

Drum press for roofing tiles with 4/5 moulds DR62400
Drum press for roofing tiles with 4/5 moulds DR62400

Despite the difficult period due to the health emergency caused by COVID19, with the relative travel and movement restrictions and normal business management, Rieter Morando/IT+DE has nevertheless focused on the technical and sales support services for its customers, even remotely, and this has led to a minimal impact on the sales activity.

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analytica 2020: World’s Leading Trade Fair to Be Held Virtually

This year, Messe München is hosting the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology as a virtual event. The new format analytica virtual will enable exhibitors to book digital trade fair booths for 19–23 October. Furthermore, it offers all customers additional opportunities for exchange and networking. Large parts of the lecture and supporting program will also be available in digital form.

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WIENERBERGER and BONGIOANNI STAMPI Keep on Developing New Roofing Tiles Together

WIENERBERGER Group/AT, leading tile producer, continues trusting on BONGIOANNI/IT for the development of new roofing tiles with innovating features, suitable to satisfy their market.

Storm Pan Vario 18, Romane, OVH Varion, and VHV Vario
Storm Pan Vario 18, Romane, OVH Varion, and VHV Vario

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Ceramics Expo Postponed to 2021

Ceramics Expo 2020/US was planned for May 2020. The fair was canceled and replaced by the Ceramics Expo Connect Virtual Event Week – organized for 21–25 September 2020.

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ICF & WELKO – Spray Drying Technology

 
ICF & WELKO/IT has been designing, building and assembling turnkey plants for powder production, for over 50 years, with growing success in various sectors.

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Ceramic Machinery Revenues Fall to EUR 1,7 Billion in 2019

The Italian ceramic and brick machinery and equipment industry posted revenues of EUR 1,73 billion in 2019 following five years of record growth that had led Italian manufacturers to a turnover in excess of EUR 2,2 billion.

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An Innovative Robotic Application at Northcot Brick, Great Britain

SABO S.A./GR is an innovative company that tries to meet the needs of its clients through the best technical solution. Northcote Brick located in Great Britain requested a packaging robot equipped with a special gripper that functions in a way different to the conventional one.

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CEVISAMA Launches Industry’s Grand Reunion

CEVISAMA has fired up its engines to deliver a very special edition. The leading trade event for the ceramic tile and associated industries, bathroom equipment and natural stone has started to market its next edition, which takes place from 8–12 February 2021 at Feria Valencia/ES. It will be the first major international fair following a tough year for the sector and a great opportunity to re-kindle sales.

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New Handling Lines for Dried and Fired Roofing Tiles

Bedeschi´s SV3000
Bedeschi´s SV3000

Sustainability and environmental safeguard are increasingly becoming fundamental concepts not only at international level, but also in our daily lives. The two terms, synonyms of wellness, pollution prevention and energy efficiency are among the philosophies of Bedeschi, the Italian company, which has made of sustainable models one of the main objectives of its business. Lately, the whole equipment designed and conceived by the company is intended to limit as much as possible the negative impacts on the ecosystem.

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ACIMAC Elected New Management

ACIMAC – the Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, elected during its Annual Members’ Meeting in July a new management. New Chairman of ACIMAC is SACMI Chairman Paolo Mongardi, who will passed the baton to Paolo Lamberti in two years’ time as part of an alternating chairmanship that reflects the interests of both small and large member companies. ACIMAC’s outgoing Chairman was Paolo Sassi, Chairman of BMR.

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MARPAK & OMS Group: Your Best Solution for Big Formats

In the last few years, the tiles sector reached new horizons, redefining new qualitative and dimensional limits. In a short time, the standard formats have been overtaken by the big ones, obliging consequently the manufacturers to renew or enlarge their products range in order to satisfy the growth in demand. MARPAK/IT (OMS Group), leading company in the end of line and packaging solutions, in synergy with the OMS R&D department, makes a leap forward, ahead of time, developing new self-sizing packaging lines to process new formats.

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CERSAIE 2020 Cancelled

Despite their best efforts in recent weeks, the organisers of CERSAIE announced the cancellation of the 2020 show and the date of next year’s event, which will be held in Bologna from 27 September – 1 October 2021.

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MCS® – Mota Ceramic Solutions®’ Vision

MCS® – Mota Ceramic Solutions®’ vision is to be a market-led, cost-leader in the supply of quality raw materials and ceramic bodies to national and international customers. However, MCS® offers more, it is committed to provide ‘fit for purpose’ products, together with on site technical support services, world-wide, in an effort to be recognised as a reliable, alternative and international ceramic industry partner.

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Messe München Celebrates Record Year of 2019

Messe München/DE closed the year 2019 with a new record sales volume of EUR 474,2 million. The EBITDA amounts to EUR 138,4 million. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, took a thoroughly positive look back at the year gone by: “2019 was the most successful financial year in the history of Messe München. The coronavirus pandemic shows how vulnerable the global economy is despite record results. As a company, we must therefore continue to develop innovative formats in order to stay competitive in future too.”

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