Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

L‘École Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande

An exceptional school calls for a special refurbishment. The roof of the over 100-year-old École Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande has been re-covered with a new plain tile – while the school was still...


Company News | Firmennachrichten

Sabo’s activities in the UK and USA

Over the last two years, the US and UK markets have been particularly interesting for Sabo for developing and delivering new projects.The signs of recovery of the brick industry especially in US...


New facing brick setting line for Palautec

Beralmar, the Spanish plant engineering company, recently commissioned a new programming system for setting bricks on kiln cars for its customer Palautec.Palautec, based in Chiloeches, Guadalajara, is...

Labelling pallets on three sides without a protective fence

Pallet labeller AP182

The new AP182 pallet labeller from Bluhm Systeme GmbH has been specially developed for labels in sizes up to 150 x 210 mm. It is therefore particularly suitable for pallet labelling on one, two or...

Strengthening its position in façades

Wienerberger takes over Ammonit Keramik

At the end of August 2020, Wienerberger GmbH took over Ammonit Keramik, a company with a wide range of brick slips made of fired clay as well as façade solutions, which offer unique attributes ...



Starting over!

Dear Readers, at the end of September, I shall be leaving Bauverlag and “my” trade journal Zi Brick and Tile International to take on a new professional challenge, which I am looking forward to very ...


International News

Market Review | Marktübersicht

Personalia | Personalien

Frank Händle – 80 years

One character held in esteem in the ceramics industry worldwide celebrated his 80th birthday on 8 September: Frank Händle. He headed the world-renowned Händle company for 30 years, during which he...

BMI Group: Change in the management

Christian Birck succeeds Ulrich Siepe

Following a long and successful career at Braas Monier and the BMI Group, Ulrich Siepe, Managing Director of the German BMI companies Braas, Icopal, Vedag and Wolfin Bautechnik as well as Braas...


Klaus Hoppe †

Klaus Hoppe, who took a leading role at Wienerberger Deutschland from 1986 to 2009, stewarding and supporting Wienerberger AG’s international expansion with the takeover of the German company...


Preview | Vorschau

Clemson Brick Forum to take place digitally

Out of concern for the health and safety of the members, the sponsors of and all visitors to the Forum as well as that of the staff, the Clemson Brick Forum will sadly not be held in its traditional...


Tecnargilla postponed to 2021

Acimac, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics, and the Italian trade fair organizer IEG have decided to postpone Tecnargilla to autumn 2021. Originally, the...


Products | Produkte

Ziegelwerk Bellenberg

MZ65 – future of building

With a thermal conductivity λR of just 0.065 W/(mK) and a heat transfer coefficient (U value) up to 0.13 W/(m²K) depending on the wall thickness (36.5 to 49.0 cm), the new MZ65 counts as one of the...


Technical News | Technische Neuheiten

Smartlink 2.0: New release for the remote monitoring of compressed air equipment

Platform shows health status for compressors

In the Smartlink 2.0 release, Atlas Copco is making new functions available for all users of its remote monitoring system for compressed air equipment. The design of the graphic user interface is now...


Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag

Dr. Björn Schuppar

Smart pricing strategies in the pandemic

For the optimists, Corona is already water under the bridge. If you believe the pessimists, the worst of the pandemic is still to come. But one thing is clear: the industrial economy as well as the ...

Anne Tretau1, Ralf Wagner2, Frank Bonitz2, S. Alireza Pakdaman Shahri1

Material-specific moisture determination during brick drying

An in-line material moisture measurement system for continuous monitoring of drying progress has been developed, taking into account those material parameters dependent on the drying progress. In the...