Toxicological analysis of ceramic building materials – Tiles and glasses – Obtained from post-treated bottom ashes

Autores: Andreola, F. et Al In Italy, the production of bottom ash from waste incineration was estimated as 1.6 million tons/year, corresponding to 30% of the total input waste. The bottom ash is mainly formed by SiO2, Al2O3, CaO, Na2O and low amount of heavy metals, therefore it cannot be considered a ‘non-hazardous’ waste. In this context, the aim of this work was to determine […]

Melting behaviour of raw glazes

Autores: Kronberg, Al Melting behaviour of raw and inhomogeneous glazes influences the appearance and the properties of the final glaze surface. The melting behaviour was estimated from the sintering curves and characteristic samples measured with hot-stage microscopy. The glaze compositions were statistically chosen to cover the glaze-forming systems used in traditional ceramic industries. Altogether seventy-five compositions were mixed and ball-milled from seven different raw materials. The […]

Absence of surface flaking in hierarchical glass-ceramic coating: High impact resistant ceramic tiles

Autores: Enríquez, E. et Al The impact resistance method is a useful procedure to determine the tile resistance. While other works are focused on modifying the tilesupport to improve the impact resistance, in this work, a new glass-ceramic material was developed to used it as glaze coating in order to relax impact tensions. This material possesses a hierarchical nano-microstructure consisted of microcrystal surrounded by nanostructured regions having low glassy […]

Un pavimento cerámico, diseñado por el ITC, podría aliviar las inundaciones provocadas por la gota fría

El Sistema Urbano de Drenaje Sostenible, desarrollado en el marco del proyecto LIFE-CERSUDS e instalado en Benicàssim (Castellón) permite drenar eficazmente el agua de lluvia y contribuye a aliviar las inundaciones Castellón, 13/09/2019.- Según comunica el director del ITC-AICE, Gustavo Mallol: “el pavimento urbano drenante desarrollado en el ITC evita la acumulación de agua de lluvia en las calles, y si la lluvia es torrencial […]

El ITC, a través del proyecto PGNano, protege la salud en el entorno laboral frente a la exposición a contaminantes emergentes

El proyecto PGNano nace de la necesidad de disponer de información detallada sobre la exposición ocupacional a contaminantes emergentes como son las nanopartículas o partículas ultrafinas (NPs y PUFs) generados en procesos industriales que pudieran afectar a la salud de quienes se encuentren en ese entorno Castellón, martes 10 de septiembre de 2019. En los procesos industriales altamente energéticos, tanto térmicos como mecánicos, pueden generarse […]

Environmental comparison of indoor floor coverings

Autores: Ros-Dosdá, T. et Al Appropriate selection of construction materials plays a major role in a building’s sustainable profile. The study sets out a comparative life cycle assessment of indoor flooring systems of different nature. The flooring systems consisted of coverings and, where required, bonding material and/or impact soundproofing material. The following coverings were assessed: inorganic (natural stone and ceramic tiles), polymer (carpeting and PVC), and wood-based […]

Design for Children – Ergonomics in a Ceramic Tile’s Project

Autores: Salvador, C. A ceramic tile’s project, which is intended to stimulate the interaction of the child with his/her surroundings, was developed and prototyped. It focused on physical and emotional comfort through visual and tactile properties, targeting children but also parents as users and consumers. This project aims to create diversity by appropriation of the users, who may customize it using their imagination. The contribution of Human […]

Digital decoration for ceramic tiles: The effect of glazes particle size distribution on the inkjet decoration

Autores: Leidy Johana Jaramillo Nieves et Al After the consolidation of the digital decoration technology in the ceramic tile industry, digital glazing is the next step toward a fully digital decoration line. To make this possible, a key requirement, regarding glaze suspensions characteristics, is the reduction of the actual particle size of the solids. In this context, the objective of this work is to evaluate […]

Enhancement and recovery of the tiles affected by atmospheric pollutants in the Galleries of Punta Begoña, Getxo (Bizkaia)

Autores: Idoia Madariaga et Al Punta Begoña Galleries, built in 1918 and located in the municipality of Getxo (Bizkaia, Spain) have a remarkable glazed ceramic decoration, whose current state of conservation presents an advanced level of deterioration. The study of the historical cultural property is framed within a multidisciplinary project, which aims to restore, recover and improve its historical and artistic value. In this sense, […]

El ITC estudia la aplicación industrial de tecnologías innovadoras en procesos de molienda cerámica con Grind Sizer

El ITC, a través del proyecto de investigación Grind Sizer pretende validar a escala semi-industrial la utilidad de nuevas tecnologías como el análisis de imagen, la imaginería de rayos X, la difracción láser o la atenuación de ultrasonidos, a fin de incorporarlas en el control de la etapa de molienda cerámica   Castellón, 29 de agosto de 2019.- El Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC) está […]

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