Rising energy costs – how can the clay brick and tile industry respond?

The clay brick and roofing tile industry produces vertically perforated bricks whose structural properties make them some of the leading products among the building materials used in housing construction. With clay roofing tiles and bricks, architects use extremely durable products with wide variation in shape and colour, which can be used to realize almost any design idea. That should stay that way.

The problems of our time include global warming, climatic change, ever scarcer energy and raw materials resources as well as a growing and aging population, safeguarding the existing standard of...

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Issue 2013-05

Clay bricks and tiles – a constant in changing times

Do these words of Wilhelm O. Banditt, General Secretary of the Federal Association of the German Brick and Tile Industry in the 1960s, still ring true after 50 years? Clay bricks and roofing tiles...

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Issue 2012-05 Interview with Dr.-Ing. Ullrich Knüpfer, Institut für Ziegelforschung Essen e.V. (IZF – Institute of Brick and Tile Research Essen Regd)

Dr.-Ing. Ullrich Knüpfer – new IZF Institute Director

Zi: Now, around two years after the sudden death of ­Dr.-?Ing. Karsten Junge, you are the new Institute Director at the IZF. The sector has been eagerly awaiting your appointment as with the death of...

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Issue 2019-4 Institut für Ziegelforschung Essen e.V. (IZF – Brick and Tile Research Institute)

Helping to shape change in the clay brick and tile industry

What topics top the agenda for you in your new roles? A.T.: Our short-term goal is to continue with the modernization of the Institute. This applies primarily to the personnel. We want to employ more...

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Issue 2011-12

Building against the trend – architecture with clay bricks and roofing tiles

Under this banner, we, that is “Zi Brick and Tile Industry International” and our sister publication “DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift”, are joining forces to organize an Architecture Forum for the...

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Issue 2022-04

70 years of brick research in Essen

Important events in the history of the brick industry are associated with the year 1952. The European interest group Tiles & Bricks Europe was founded in Zurich. Porous bricks were regulated for the...

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