• The ‘Debris’ series used in United Supermarkets, Texas. Image courtesy of Fireclay Tile

    From toilets to kitchen tiles

    Clay Technology magazine
    A Californian company that is salvaging waste sanitaryware and turning it into premium ceramics believes it is the first USA-based company to do so, exploiting a proprietory recycling process.
  • The patented M series mill from International Innovative Technology, Gateshead, UK

    Run of the dry mill

    Clay Technology magazine
    A compact solution for energy-efficient dry milling could turn industrial by-products that had previously been considered waste into commercial products, says a UK firm.
  • AeroClay

    Clay packs in protein

    Clay Technology magazine
    A lightweight, biodegradable, aerogel made from clay and milk protein could provide a feasible alternative to plastic packaging foam, claim USA scientists.
  • Afyon clay deposit, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

    Making clay the Afyon way

    Clay Technology magazine
    A new deposit of clay from the Afyon province in Western Turkey could be the answer to the country’s growing tile industry.
  • Power to protective structures

    Materials World magazine
    Structures that can withstand anything man or nature throws at them are not simply unrealistic fodder for a Hollywood action film - materials scientists and engineers worldwide are quietly working to make protective construction a reality.
  • roof tiles

    Predicting tile behaviour

    Materials World magazine
    Predicting the behaviour of fired clay materials subjected to frost, such as roof tiles, may be one step closer, say researchers in France.
  • The Dig it to Build it team with pupils from Murray Park School

    DigIT! to BuildIT! is a hit at Bretby 2010

    International Clay Technology Association
    Following the success of PrintIT! Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector, has launched DigIT! to BuildIT! with the aim of attracting young people into the industries of extractives and building products.
  • Construction industry must undergo huge change to meet the low carbon challenge

    IOM3
    The construction industry faces the largest change management programme since Victorian times if it is to meet the low carbon agenda, according to an industry report published recently.
  • large mill

    Ultra-fine clay particles

    Clay Technology magazine
    A cementitious minerals processing technology could provide an alternative to ball mills, for producing ultra-fine-particles of cement, clay bodies and calcium carbonate for industrial applications. The technology, which is ongoing patent application, is said toimprove energy and cost efficiency due to improved grinding and the ability to produce ultra-fine comminution products at quicker rates.
  • tiles

    Predicting tile behaviour

    Clay Technology magazine
    Predicting the behaviour of fired clay materials subjected to frost, such as roof tiles, may be one step closer, say researchers in France.

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