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ASCER spread use of ceramics in sustainable architecture


A seAries of conferences organized by ASCER spreading the use of ceramics in sustainable architecture.

ASCER under the development plan of the ceramics sector in Germany, has organized a conference in Cologne on Spanish pottery, and more particularly on the Spanish ceramic floor and wall tiles for architectural projects. The conference and exhibition will be held from 16 to 21 June at the headquarters of SIDISpot (Best of Spanish Interior Design), in the German city of Cologne. Eight Spanish ceramics manufacturers participating in the sample: Aztec Ceramics, Ceracasa, Decorative Ceramics, Saloni Ceramics, Ceramics Vives, Grespania, Italgres and Roca.

Aimed particularly at public primary architects of the fair on Wednesday, June 18, held a series of lectures on the new fields of application of ceramic tiles in the architecture. ETH architect Hans Drexler of the Technical University of Darmstadt, focused his presentation on the key role of the tiles to achieve greater energy efficiency in construction. Then the architect Cristina Chu studying architecture Patxi Mangado presented examples of the use of Spanish ceramics in public spaces in contemporary architecture, such as the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza, an example of sustainable architecture also.

Moreover, on Thursday 19, a conference aimed at more specialized and professional tiled / fitted and centered on the Spanish offer, new developments and application areas.

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Technical ceramics at Sembach

11Technical ceramics differs from the established decorative ceramics or use ceramic tiles as well as, inter alia, by the purity and the close tolerance grain size of their precursors, and often by special firing process.

An important advantage of the technical ceramics is the constancy of their properties, especially their strength, temperature resistance and wear-and corrosion resistance. Read More…

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