Ceramic Tiles Production and Consumption
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Related Special Issue: Ceramic Tiles Production and Consumption II
Interests: ceramic and glass ceramic materials, development of new properties in ceramic materials; study of synthesis methods and processing of ceramic materials; improvements in ceramic tiles industry; development of photovoltaic tiles for their architectural integration (BIPV)
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The ceramic tile industry has achieved significant global development in recent decades, both in its volume of production and in its manufacturing technology, as well as in the high level of development achieved in the field of ceramic design.
The important challenges that it faces today include, first of all, the globalization of its markets, due to intense competition. Additionally, for manufacturing costs and environmental aspects (energy costs, consumption of raw materials of natural origin and water, and the environmental impact), which are integral to the automation of their processes (industry 4.0), savings of natural resources are due to the introduction of modern concepts of circular economy.
This Special Issue will deal with current production technology issues, as well as the new ceramic processes and the developments carried out in the face of the valorization of tiles and the search for new functionalities. In this sense, examples of these new functionalities will be proposed, such as bactericidal ceramic tiles; ceramic tiles for "air cleaning"; phosphorescent tiles; and tiles that provide warmth, such as so-called thermal tiles, among other functionalities.
A special chapter will be dedicated to photovoltaic tiles, which possess a capacity for architectural integration (BIPV).
It will also deal with other industrial sectors related to the productive industrial sector, such as ceramic paste preparation industries; ceramic rheological additives industries; and the industries of frits, enamels, and ceramic pigments, which are all constituents of the so-called ceramic cluster.
Prof. Dr. Juan B. Carda Castelló
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- ceramic tiles industry
- ceramic production technology
- ceramic glazes
- ceramic pigments
- Industry 4.0
- circular economy
- new functionalities in ceramic tiles
- photovoltaic tiles