Given the strained state of the overall economy, all segments of the fine and heavy clay ceramics industry are under renewed pressure to cut costs. As a result, the topics of material and energy efficiency – where process-integrated environmental protection measures can make a valuable contribution – are more important than ever in all sectors. Plant and machinery manufacturers are making energy efficiency the focus of their development activities. Since the object is to save thermal, electrical and pneumatic energy, both individual machines and entire plants have an enormous amount of potential to offer … More details available under Calendar & Events: Ceramitec 2009 on www.zi-online.info.
That the sector for heavy clay ceramics will be very strongly represented at Ceramitec 2009 is demonstrated by the fact that exhibitors in this sector declared Ceramitec 2009 their industry gathering before the fair began and by the fact that, for the first time ever, the Federal German Association of the Brick and Tile Industry is organizing the annual conference of the European brick and tile industry parallel to the Ceramitec in Munich.