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Italdiamant at Cevisama 2020

Italdiamant at Cevisama 2020

Italdiamant will be presenting its latest new products at the show in Valencia, including the EvoGres and Evogres Next diamond tools for finishing large porcelain surfaces.

Esmalglass-Itaca Group acquires Ferro to create a billion-euro giant

Esmalglass-Itaca Group acquires Ferro to create a billion-euro giant

The closing of the transaction is expected by the summer. With the acquisition of Ferro’s Tile Coatings Business, Esmalglass will become the world leader in the ceramic glazes, inks and colours sector.

Ceramic set to play key role in Africa’s development

Ceramic set to play key role in Africa’s development

With a production of about 114 million sq.m, Nigeria is now the second largest tile producer in Africa, with 8 manufacturing companies, of which 6 financed entirely by Chinese capital

Ferrari & Cigarini expands its Spanish subsidiary

Ferrari & Cigarini expands its Spanish subsidiary

Fercig España, which started up in Elda, Alicante in 2018, has opened a new showroom space.

Growth forecasts for the Indian tile industry

Growth forecasts for the Indian tile industry

Production and exports will continue to grow. The new challenge comes from the introduction of 42.9% antidumping duties on Indian tiles in the Gulf States.

Lingl Drying technology for Duravit China

Lingl Drying technology for Duravit China

Lingl was again commissioned by Duravit to supply a set of 10 chamber dryers for the new production plant in Chongqing, China.

The Turkish ceramic tile industry pushes on exports

The Turkish ceramic tile industry pushes on exports

From 2015 to 2018, Turkish ceramic tile exports have grown steadily to 100 million sqm, representing 30% of national production.

New Sacmi FMA+ kiln installed by the Italgraniti Group

New Sacmi FMA+ kiln installed by the Italgraniti Group

Italgraniti has chosen the new firing technology to achieve maximum energy efficiency and low environmental impact.

The US ceramic tile market and the new duties on Chinese imports

The US ceramic tile market and the new duties on Chinese imports

With the adoption of countervailing and antidumping duties on Chinese tile imports in the US, the race is on for both US tile manufacturers and all the other supplying countries to win a slice of the 64.3 million sq.m of Chinese products.

The big players in the sanitaryware sector

The big players in the sanitaryware sector

Roca, Kohler, Geberit and Toto lead the rankings of the world ceramic sanitaryware manufacturers by volumes of production in 2018. See who is next.

VitrA has completed the expansion programme for its sanitaryware production

VitrA has completed the expansion programme for its sanitaryware production

With the start-up of the fourth production line in its facility in Bozüyük, Turkey, VitrA has reached a total capacity of 5.6 million pieces/year.

Ceramic machinery sees fall in turnover in 2019

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Ceramic machinery sees fall in turnover in 2019

According to the preliminary figures published by the Acimac Research Department, the sector’s turnover has fallen to 1.8 billion euros in 2019 (17.5% down on 2018). Investments in Italy are slowing.