Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

Less is more – four walls and a roof

Masterly stripped down to essentials – four walls and a roof, Haus Sechzehn A in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, evokes the original idea of a house. An archaic-looking brick facade underscores the...


Company News | Firmennachrichten

Keller HCW

New cutter technology

In cooperation with SEW, Keller HCW has completely revised its previous cutter technology to meet the future requirements. SEW converters of the Movi-C generation are used for the new development of...

Deppe Backstein-Keramik

Iconic awards for Dovetail waterstruck brick

“We wanted to develop a waterstruck brick that enables resource-saving, economical and efficient use in prefabricated construction,” explains Bernd Deppe, advisor for architects in Germany and...



Dear Readers!

Here it is, our first issue of ZI Brick and Tile Industry International!We are Silvio Schade (left) and Wolfgang Deil, the two newbies. With the last issue of the year 2020, we are taking over from...


Events | Veranstaltungen


Virtual General Assembly 2020

On account of Corona, this year’s TBE General Assembly (Tiles and Bricks Europe) was held as a virtual event at the end of September 2020. Miroslaw Jaroszewicz was re-elected President for the term...


Germany News

More than 50 participants from Germany and a few neighbour countries attended the IZF seminar on the key topic “Brick products – from production to application”


International News

Virtual Clemson Brick Forum 2020

For the first time in its 66-year history, the Clemson Brick Forum (CBF) was not held in its traditional style in Anderson, South Carolina/USA, at the beginning of October. Out of concern for the...


Personalia | Personalien

70th birthday of Heinz Gillrath

Heinz Gillrath celebrated his 70th birthday back in March 2020. Unfortunately, the planned big birthday celebration had to be cancelled on account of the Corona pandemic. The 70-year-old continues to...


Preview | Vorschau

Tecna Next set to be launched

Until the next Tecnargilla will be held from 27th of September to 01st of October 2021 in Rimini, the event has consequently been transformed into an interactive virtual platform, announced the...


BAU 2021 in a digital format

BAU will take place in 2021 as a digital format. At BAU Online exhibitors can showcase their innovations between January 13 and 15, and present themselves to a global audience.On September 30, 2020,...


Technical News | Technische Neuheiten

Leipfinger-Bader GmbH

Recyclable clay bricks

Ziegelwerke Leipfinger-Bader (Lower Bavaria) is, according to the manufacturer, the first German brickworks to guarantee recycling for its solid masonry clay bricks and blocks. For many years now, the...

Sonotec GmbH

Air-coupled ultrasonic inspection of ceramics

Unprecedented accuracy and reliability in the non-destructive testing of ceramics is offered by Sonotec, according to the supplier, with a new system of non-contact ultrasonic inspection. The Sonoair...

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Heat recovery in process air generation

Process or compressed air is the most expensive form of energy for physical reasons. There is no compressed air without heat. In view of the long operating times of compressors, it is particularly...


Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag

Report | Reportage

Kristina Egbers

Award-winning school building

The “Rising Star School” project by Engineers Without Borders shows that voluntary development aid and outstanding brick architecture certainly work well together. In 2019, the building designed by...