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 05/2013

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 10/2012

Architecture I Material I Production

Under this heading, our new annual “Bricks I Ziegel” will be published in November. We have turned the old Zi ­Annual on its head, and with the new edition we not only want to reach the clay brick...

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Issue 3/2018 New name, new logo, new website

Swiss brick association with new name – “Swissbrick” is now “Ziegelindustrie Schweiz”

Ziegelindustrie Schweiz (Brick and Tile Industry Switzerland) is the association of the Swiss clay brick and tile plants on a mission to support and promote Swiss building culture with bricks and...

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Issue 10/2013

swissbrick.ch – The Association of the Swiss Clay Brick and Tile Industry

Swissbrick AG and the Verband Schweizerische Ziegelindustrie (VSZ – Association of the Swiss Clay Brick and Tile Industry) have merged and since 1 August 2013 have represented the association...

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Issue 03/2009

German Clay Brick and Tile Industry announces declines in the production levels for 2008

Times are hard – and the German clay brick and tile industry is starting to feel it. Production is on the decline, and the prospects are not that rosy either. For the production of back-ing and...

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