cfi Newsletter Hot Topics 3/2020

MECCANICA 2P: Installation of Two Plants in Colombia by Teleassistance during the COVID-19 Period

The excellent synergy between the Italian company MECCANICA 2P with the Venezuelan company SARACCO Y CIA for the construction of the components of the rapid chain dryer in Central and South American countries continues. In the last few months, two supplies have been realized and put into operation in the Colombian market as well as one in the Peruvian market.

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Remote connection with camera to check plant operation

Remote connection with camera to check plant operation

Expanding Meeting Opportunities through Real and Virtual Events: Tecna Next Set to be Launched

Now that the sector’s leading trade fair Tecnargilla will be held in 2021 rather than at the end of September this year, the industry will come together for an alternative appointment called Tecna Next. Due to be launched on 26 October 2020, Tecna Next will be a unique meeting point for ceramic industry professionals from all over the world.

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Annual Meeting of the German Ceramic Society CERAMICS 2021 as Virtual Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the reason of attendees personal protection, the DKG Presidium decided to turn the CERAMICS 2021  – Annual Meeting of the German Ceramic Society to a virtual event.

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INMATEC Technologies GmbH Expands Capacities for Feedstock Production

A niche technology is gaining ground: Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) is becoming increasingly popular and convincing more and more users. As a result, the demand for ceramic feedstock has grown rapidly in recent years. INMATEC Technologies GmbH has significantly expanded its production capacities and adapted them to the increased order volume. The company from Rheinbach/DE was able to strengthen its worldwide market leadership in development and production of feedstock for the CIM process.

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Marcheluzzo S.p.A.: Centralized Thermal Energy Generation for Sanitaryware Production at KOHLER Company

In today’s ever competitive world – fuel consumption is a considerable and ever-increasing share in the final costs of the finished product, with energy efficiency, combined with maintenance costs being the main areas of concern for the owners of sanitaryware factories. Thermal energy generation and its control are an important aspect in the design and management of today’s modern sanitaryware factories – the process for which energy is required, is a point that needs particular attention in view of both economic savings, cost control and, above all, respect for the environment

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Primary circuit breaker tank and pumps

Primary circuit breaker tank and pumps

Bedeschi Handles 3 New Challenges: Technical Solution – Integration – Installation Time for Ibstock

Over the last 112 years of activity, Bedeschi /IT was several times challenged by customers to come up with new solutions to fit particular requirements. This was the case with Ibstock South Holmwood Factory/GB, which was looking to replace the setting machine in operation since the 1980’s.

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The new Bedeschi setting machine working at the Ibstock production site

The new Bedeschi setting machine at Ibstock 

CO2 Emissions in Steel Production: from 100 to 5 %!

How can CO2 emissions be reduced by up to 95 % as efficiently as possible in the production of crude steel? Answers are provided by the MACOR project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)/DE and undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS/DE, ISI/DE and UMSICHT/DE as well as Salzgitter AG/DE. Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden contributed its expertise in process simulation and high-temperature electrolysis and coordinated the project.

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VDFFI General Meeting Elects Ulf Frohneberg as Chairman

The General Meeting of the Association of the German Refractories Industry (VDFFI, Höhr-Grenzhausen) has elected Ulf Frohneberg, Steuler-KCH Materials GmbH/DE, as its new Board Chairman. In this office, he succeeds Thomas Seger, RHI Magnesita/AT, who had headed the Association since 2009 and stood down from the Board after 18 years in total.

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Review Ceramics Expo Virtual

COVID-19 has changed the way we conduct business, exchange information, share ideas, but above all, how we meet. This year’s edition of Ceramics Expo, the leading North American trade show for the technical ceramics and glass industries, had been scheduled to take place in September, in Cleveland, Ohio. Once it became impossible to go ahead with a large scale event, and a decision was made to postpone, the organizers were faced with a challenge; how can we continue to serve the advanced ceramics and glass industries, how can we continue to facilitate trade and business and how can we help people interact with one another? The solution was Connect, a large-scale virtual conference and meetings program, delivered through a digital event platform.

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Next Edition of CEVISAMA Set for May 2021

The International Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Fair CEVISAMA postponed to ensure business opportunities for exhibitors and attendance by international buyers and specifiers.

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