The heavy clay ceramics area includes information about brick production as well as ideas on optimization and resource-efficient manufacturing.
In terms of optimizing process technologies in production plants that manufacture heavy clay products, European ceramics manufacturers are following a road map up to the year 2050, which was unveiled in 2012. In line with this road map, forward-looking, brick solutions for the construction industry must be aligned with resource-efficient production processes for all types of bricks. This means that new concepts in dryer and industrial kiln construction, for example, can be used to boost energy efficiency. Tailored processing and shaping technologies enable bricks with improved insulation properties to be designed. These can then be used not only in new builds but also in another key area: the reconstruction of existing buildings undergoing energy retrofits.
You can also find out about the field of technical ceramics, which is one of the most dynamic areas in the ceramics industry.