Heavy Clay Day

Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 13:00–13:30, Forum

Building the Future with Bricks

Welcome to Heavy Clay Day

The fourth Heavy Clay Day at ceramitec’s Forum will renegotiate the future of the heavy clay industry. In cooperation with ceramitec and in compact specialist presentations, the German trade magazine “Zi Ziegelindustrie international” will present latest developments and future opportunities of the ceramics industry: Building the Future with Bricks.

Saving of energy – enormous potential for optimizing production processes
Making the most of the resources and reducing the costs in the production process in the future – but how? The saving of energy offers untapped potential, which can be unlocked by new technical possibilities. Thanks to extensive innovations in the roof tile production, the short-term heat storage in the clay brick and tile industry, the decoupling of kiln and dryer and the fast-firing of clay bricks and tiles, the industry will benefit from competitive advantages and new opportunities for the future. Furthermore, you will learn what possibilities the digitization in the clay brick and tile industry will unleash over the next few years.

Excellent! The Zi Award
“And the winner is ...”. At the Zi Award ceremony, Zi Ziegelindustrie international and ceramitec will honor the industry’s best service suppliers with the “Zi Best Service Supplier 2018 Award”. Don’t miss the chance to exchange experiences and to network with experts and colleagues at the joint get-together after the ceremony.


13:15–13:30 Welcome address
Anett Fischer

13:30–14:00 Roofing tile manufacture in a new dimension
Thomas Wagner, Händle GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau

14:00–14:30 Short-term heat storage in the clay brick and tile industry
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Anne Tretau, Brick and Tile Research Institute Essen Regd.

14:30–15:00 Decoupling the kiln-dryer combined heating system and optimizing the energy efficiency of a tunnel kiln
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Schäffer, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences – Höhr-Grenzhausen

15:00–15:30 Advantages and conditions for fast-firing clay bricks and tiles
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Vogt , Robert Thomas Metall- und Elektrowerke GmbH&Co.KG

15:30–16:00 Digitization in the clay brick and tile industry
Stefan Reichert, Keller HCW

16:00–18:00 Presentation of the Zi Best Service Supplier 2018 Award and get-together