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Chinese tile exports in free fall

Chinese tile exports in free fall

In 2019 Chinese ceramic tile exports registered the sixth yearly decrease, falling by 9.8% to 770 million sq.m

The Phase 2 of the ceramic industry

The Phase 2 of the ceramic industry

Ceramic tile manufacturers, colour and glaze companies and machinery and plant suppliers are all back to work counting on their respective competitive factors to overcome a challenging situation.

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