ECERS 2015 with a special session

The 14th Conference of the European Ceramic Society, ECERS 2015, which will take place in Toledo from the 21st to the 25th of June 2015, has a session "Traditional ceramics, Innovative construction materials and cultural heritage" (Topic 7). Being perhaps one of the oldest industries, innovation has been a formidable key for growth of traditional ceramic industry during the last decades. Current challenges come from increasing energy cost, environmental and waste management issues, demand for high performance and/or multifunctional products and contest with innovative composite systems in the construction sector. Aim of this session is to focus the interest of participants on ongoing R&D activities aimed at promoting technical progress in wall, floor tiles and porcelain tiles, sanitaryware and tableware, bricks and roof tiles, ceramic technology and machinery, glazes and pigments, and raw materials. Session topics include the sustainability of ceramics manufacturing and the knowledge on the properties and behaviour of materials required by the new technologies and the complexity of traditional ceramics.

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