The power of color in the ceramic world

If the ceramic surfaces on the one hand reinterpret and highlight the characteristics of materials such as marble, wood, concrete or metals, on the other many collections are the result of research based on the expressive power of color that follows the suggestions coming from the world of fashion and interior design. Each company in…

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Grits: chemistry in support of beauty and differentiation

Ceramic grits is made up of glass particles, with a precise particle size distribution, which are applied on a ceramic surface to obtain different effects through appropriate firing. What distinguishes the different ceramic grits is not only the particle size distribution, but also the origin of the raw materials and the composition. This significantly influences…

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Ceramic glazes: the chemical component!

Ceramic glaze or glaze for ceramic is a fusible inorganic coating that is fixed on the ceramic at high temperature (from 800 to 1250 °). It is a glass-based substance and it can be of any type of color. The composition of ceramic glazes The basic component of any vitreous substance is silica (the vitrifying…

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Glossario della ceramica Sicer

Sicer Ceramics Glossary: ​​a list of the most common terms used in the ceramic industry.

Discover the wide world of the ceramic tile companies and suppliers of raw materials by scrolling through the categories of greatest interest. Ceramic additives Degreaser: Degreasers decrease the plasticity of the clay giving it stability. The silica gives the mixture an acid character and the chamotte maintains its characteristics unchanged. Characteristics of ceramics Abrasion: Characteristic…

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Manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials for ceramic companies: the beating heart of the ceramic sector.

The ceramic sector can be represented as a “three-legged table” made up of: ceramic companies manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and complete systems for producing tiles manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials for producing tiles These 3 players are in constant relationship with each other, but not everyone knows that manufacturers and suppliers of raw…

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Tecnica e segreti della ceramica raku

Raku Ceramics: the secrets and techniques of ceramic decoration

Raku ceramics firing: the technique coming from the east Raku ceramics, linked to the oriental tea tradition, is experiencing a second life in these years. Raku ceramics objects are increasingly sought after by all those who love to have elements with a minimalist but refined design at home. The art of raku ceramics is based…

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Coronavirus and phase 2: challenges and opportunities for Sicer

CORONAVIRUS AND PHASE 2: THE CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTIES OF THE ITALIAN ECONOMY AND COMPANIES The economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic could be worse than the Great Depression. The definitive word comes from the International Monetary Fund, precisely from Gita Gopinath, Economic Counselor and Director of Research Department of the IMF. World GDP, this…

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The art of Ceramic Pigments for Digital Inks

Ceramic pigments are special solids, reduced to particles that can be colorful, black or white. These elements are widely used to color tiles, tableware, sanitary ware, glazes and glass and they are mainly used by producers of raw materials and semi-finished products for the ceramic industry. The ceramic pigment, basically, gives the color and does…

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Patented low emission series: a concrete answer to the fight against pollution

THE STATUS OF WORLD POLLUTION  The European Environment Agency confirms that air pollution is one of the most problematic issues of our day, which requires changes in terms of management and mitigation of harmful pollutants. Reducing the harmful substances present in the air has now become an imperative: pollution, in fact, has important negative effects…

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