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Mohawk Industries’s first quarter results

Mohawk Industries’s first quarter results

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted on Q1 sales, dropping 6.4% to $2.3 billion. the Global Ceramic Segment saw a similar year-on-year decline in sales.

I-Tech launches Intellytile BS

I-Tech launches Intellytile BS

Intellytile BS is the newly launched artificial vision system from I-Tech for quality control and graphic inspection of large unfired ceramic tiles up to a maximum size of 160x320 cm. This

Sacmi completes the first 4.0 ‘virtual start-up’ at Belite Ceramics

Sacmi completes the first 4.0 ‘virtual start-up’ at Belite Ceramics

Sacmi has successfully dealt with the unprecedented challenge of its first remote start-up of a complete, automated line, which has started production at Belite Ceramics, in China

US tile imports fell sharply in the first quarter

US tile imports fell sharply in the first quarter

With China’s exit from the market, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and the newcomers saw increases in sales

Lamosa, first signs of a slowdown

Lamosa, first signs of a slowdown

After posting growth in revenues and margins in 2019, the Mexican group Lamosa reported the first minus signs in its Q1 2020 results as the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic began to kick in.

Infolog joins Var Group (Sesa Group)

Infolog joins Var Group (Sesa Group)

VAR Group has acquired a 51% stake in Infolog and strengthened the Sesa Group’s presence in the Industry 4.0 warehouse logistics solutions market in Italy and abroad.

I-Tech produces PLA masks

I-Tech produces PLA masks

To ensure the safety of its employees, I-Tech has produced masks in its rapid 3D printing and prototyping laboratory

Sibelco goes shopping in Ukraine

Sibelco goes shopping in Ukraine

Material solutions leader Sibelco has announced the acquisition of two clay producers in the Donbass region of Ukraine.

Change in top management at LB

Change in top management at LB

Emilio Benedetti hands over to new CEO Gianni Dini

Ancora supplies new slab finishing plant to Polialc

Ancora supplies new slab finishing plant to Polialc

The new plant will perform surface lapping of glazed surfaces and polishing of full-body, double-loaded or through-vein unglazed surfaces

Tecnargilla postponed to 2021

Tecnargilla postponed to 2021

The world’s leading trade fair for technology and aesthetics in the surface coverings industry will be back in the autumn of next year.

Construction: investments in Italy set to fall by 15% in 2020

Construction: investments in Italy set to fall by 15% in 2020

According to the new Cresme forecasts, a recovery of between +10% and +11% is expected in 2021. Public works will help to mitigate the downturn.