Issue 12/2013

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Architecture photo | Architekturfoto

Company News | Firmennachrichten

150 years of Eirich and 100 years of the technical and scientific department in the Association of Ceramic Trades in Germany

Successful celebratory ceramics symposium at Eirich

On 11/12 September, Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG, the machine engineering company founded in 1863, was joined by the German Ceramic Society Regd (DKG) and around 120 attendees from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Turkey in celebrating its 150th anniversary with a celebratory ceramics symposium at the company’s headquarters in Hardheim. In his welcome address, Werner Griebe, DKG Board Chairman, thanked Paul Eirich, who represents the fourth generation of the family and is the long-serving Managing Partner of the family-run company, for the invitation. For Griebe, the guarantees for the Eirich’s success are innovation as well as its closeness to customers and markets – and that for 150 years now. The Director at Duravit AG spoke on the big changes in design and technology for ceramic sanitaryware in recent years. It was essential, Griebe stressed, that machine engineers, raw materials suppliers and ceramic manufacturers worked together in developing new processes, to ensure that the ceramics industry stays in Germany. In his speech, Paul Eirich praised the DKG as an enormously flexible association which has always adapted to the market and the prevailing situations. Eirich joined the DKG as a member back in 1925. In 1932 at the DKG Annual Meeting in Berlin, a DKG member presented the Eirich mixer as an extremely useful machine. In the following years, kneaders and pan mills were replaced with Eirich mixers. The Eirich success story started back before 1900 with the company founder Gustav Eirich manufacturing, for instance, roller mills for relatively small brickworks and potteries. The company started building mixers in 1903. With the planetary mixer designed in 1906, the company went into ceramic applications. With the development of the countercurrent mixer in 1924 and the subsequent intensive mixer in 1960, almost all areas of ceramic production as well as the processing of carbon compounds were covered. For many branches, like, for example, the refractories industry, the Eirich mixer is the standard worldwide. Today the company supplies Eirich mixers from 1 l to 12 000 l. With regard to customer closeness, Eirich has built up an international network of sales, production...

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Keller HCW supplies filling plant for Wienerberger facility in Haiding

Filled clay blocks – an unstoppable trend

Since summer this year, Wienerberger has been producing clay blocks filled with mineral wool inserts, thermo blocks for short, on a plant installed by...

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Editorial

Events | Veranstaltungen

180 attendees took part in the specialist seminar headed “Building and refurbishing brick facades” organized by the Northern German Association of the...

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Germany News

Marking the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Deppe Brickworks, over 2 000 guests flocked to the company‘s premises in

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On 25/26 September around 50 attendees gathered for this year‘s IZF Seminar in

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Dr.-Ing. Jens Petzold, Director of the KI Keramik-Institut GmbH, Meissen, welcomed the more than 80 attendees to the

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More than 60 participants attended the Energy Workshop in Dortmund, which was jointly organized by the North and Northwest German Brick and Tile...

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International News

Pritzker architecture prize-winner Wang Shu stresses the sustainability of clay brick

Wienerberger Brick Award jury shortlists 50 projects

To this year’s Brick Award competition, a total of 300 projects were submitted from all over the world. The prestigious architecture prize is awarded...

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Interview

Market Review | Marktübersicht

Personalia | Personalien

Preview | Vorschau

Research Report | Aus der Forschung

Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag

TBE is in perfect shape!

At the beginning of October, around 100 attendees met at the invitation of the Russian Brick and Tile Association, APKSM, for the TBE annual meeting...

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