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Sustainable Thermal Processes in Ceramic Production

The experience of the last two years of economic instability has clearly demonstrated how critical energy efficient processes are. Both the limited availability of energy as well as the monthly...

Green Hydrogen – Thermal Process Solutions for the Fuel Cell Industry

The fuel cell is seen as the efficiency technology of the future, yet the idea behind it is more than 180 years old. Hydrogen and oxygen generate electricity and heat....

Blacklight Sintering

Ceramics need to be fired. This slow process is known for its inflexibility and its energy intensity, accounting for ~2 % of global CO2 emissions. The sintering process is currently...

Rethinking Sintering: Superfast, Flexible and Energy Saving from a Batch Size of 1

At the Annual Meeting of the German Ceramic Society – DKG – in March 2023, Lukas Porz (TU Darmstadt and Illutherm GmbH) presented a new technology in a keynote entitled...

innovatherm on Course for Success with Intelligent Solutions for the Energy Transition

Already on 01.01.2021, 100 % shares in innovatherm Prof. Dr Leisenberg GmbH + Co. KG were taken over by Frank Appel (FA) and Andreas Lingl (AL). Since September 2021, the...

LOFT® Stoneware – Low Firing Temperature Stoneware The MCS®’s Stoneware Body for 1100 °C Firing Temperature Characterisation and Properties Evaluation

Energy efficiency, sustainability, circular economy, decarbonization are mega trends increasingly impactingall energy intensive industries, including the ceramics industry. This has led MCS® to invest in a newResearch Development and Innovation...

FiberPlast 1800PRO from SCHUPP® Ceramics –Permanent Adhesion at Highest Temperatures

SCHUPP® Ceramics/DE has been supplying metallic-ceramic solutions for laboratory and industrial furnacesup to 1800 °C application temperature since 1996. Its range comprises products, componentsand systems for sintering and firing, heat...

Carbon Footprint Reduction in Ceramic Kilns: Which Role can Hydrogen Play in it?

The ceramics industry finds itself at the crossroads in selecting a path that would lead towards carbonneutrality within the next 30 years. The energy-intensive firing kilns in each of the...

Clean and Green: Challenges and Opportunities forIndustrial Kiln Construction in a Post-COVID Era

Despite COVID-related restrictions, Riedhammer/DE – together with the entire SACMI Group/IT – hasproven itself fully capable of meeting customer needs thanks to a far-reaching network with decentralisedsupply chains, flexible production,...

3D Screen Printing of Solar Absorbers Made of SiSiC, Sintered in an Efficient High-Performance Furnace

New manufacturing methods like 3D screen printing allow for the development of new unique designswith optimized features. In the present paper the core component of the central receiver system in...