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Savorani analyses the challenges and the opportunities of the Italian ceramic industry

Savorani analyses the challenges and the opportunities of the Italian ceramic industry

Confindustria Ceramica Chairman Giovanni Savorani describes the various factors that have contributed to the slowdown of the sector as well as the measures that have been put in place to exploit new opportunities.

US floor covering market

US floor covering market

While carpet and hardwood are suffering a decrease of their market share, the US floor covering market experiences the strong advance of LVT.

A positive outlook for the European construction industry through to 2021

A positive outlook for the European construction industry through to 2021

According to the 86th Euroconstruct Conference report, building production in the area will grow until 2021 (+2.8% in 2018).

Italian construction industry: current situation and forecasts

Italian construction industry: current situation and forecasts

The 26th CRESME Outlook and Forecast Report reveals a sector-wide recovery that is expected to continue at least until 2022.

Carthago Ceramic launches major expansion plan

Carthago Ceramic launches major expansion plan

The Tunisian construction materials producer is making a 180 million euro investment.

Sacmi Deep Digital at the new showroom of Sacmi Iberica

Sacmi Deep Digital at the new showroom of Sacmi Iberica

Sacmi Iberica inaugurated its showroom in Castellon, presenting the Deep Digital line, designed for the full 4.0 digitalization and supervision of the ceramic decoration process.

Mohawk Industries: Growth in sales despite a difficult 2018

Mohawk Industries: Growth in sales despite a difficult 2018

Net sales grew to 10 billion dollars (+5%), total investments tot up 1.5 billion dollars. The Global Ceramic Division registered a 4% growth in sales to 3.55 billion dollars.

CREATIVITY DAYS, the new Tecnografica meeting

CREATIVITY DAYS, the new Tecnografica meeting

As from March 19, the design studio Tecnografica opens its doors to show how creativity inspires new materic effects.

US ceramic tile consumption slows

US ceramic tile consumption slows

US tile consumption grew just 1.2% in 2018 to about 288 million sq.m. Domestic sales of US tile dropped to 84 million sq.m, while imports rose to 205 million sq.m (+5%), mainly from China, Spain and Brazil.

Ceramiche Mariner orders valves from C.A.I.

Ceramiche Mariner orders valves from C.A.I.

The company based in Castellarano (RE) specialising in the production of valves for slip, glaze and ceramic ink dosing, has been chosen by Ceramiche Mariner to supply equipment for its new factory in Roteglia.

Medici Soluzioni Industriali moves to Fiorano Modenese

Medici Soluzioni Industriali moves to Fiorano Modenese

As of 1 April, Medici Soluzioni Industriali will join the other GMM Group companies to create a single operating and logistics centre.

Sitec (LB Group) wins major orders

Sitec (LB Group) wins major orders

Two new orders from leading groups confirm the LB group’s leadership position in the field of raw materials and body treatment.