Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

Lorsch Abbey World Heritage Site

The Benedictine Abbey in Lorsch, not far from Worms in South Hesse, Germany, was dissolved as a monastery back in 1557 and recognized as a World Heritage site in 1991.A competition to enhance the...


Company News | Firmennachrichten

Verdés installs complete clay preparation line for Terras de San Marino

Colombia – a brick country

In the beautiful and amazing country of Colombia, fired clay in all its forms is the dominant material for wall construction. With horizontally perforated hollow blocks, partition blocks, hourdis and ...


Vandersanden and Joseph Bricks join forces

On 21 August 2017, Vandersanden signed an agreement with Wim Heylen and Matthieu van den Berg, the founders of Joseph Bricks, to add Joseph Bricks to its family of Belgian companies. The Vandersanden ...


Tunisian firm BMT chooses Sacmi Heavy Clay

Sacmi Heavy Clay has recently supplied two innovative combustion systems to a facility owned by BMT Briqueterie El Mostakbel, Tunisia. These new systems are designed to achieve considerable energy ...

Joint development of tomorrow’s kiln furniture

Refratechnik Ceramics and HK-Ceram cooperate in R&D

Refratechnik Ceramics GmbH (formerly Burton), Germany, and HK-Ceram Kft., Hungary, are two of the world’s leading companies for the design, development and manufacture of refractory products for the ...


Erlus AG: € 106 million revenues for 2016

In 2016, Erlus AG realized sales proceeds totalling approx. € 106.3 mill (after € 110.1 mill. in 2015). For the fifth year in a row, the number of employees at the Erlus locations in Neufahrn and...



International News

Market Review | Marktübersicht

Personalia | Personalien

Werner Keller †

On 26 May 2017, the successful entrepreneur Werner Keller passed away at the age of 92 years.Werner Keller was born in Ibbenbüren-Laggenbeck in 1924. After the war he studied political economics at...


Preview | Vorschau

Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag

Clay Brick Association of South Africa

Clay bricks – a star performer in sustainability

A first step towards improving the sustainability of building materials is to understand the extent and source of the environmental and socio-economic impacts. It was with this intention that the Clay ...


TBE Annual Meeting | TBE-Jahrestagung