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    Year 26, Chinese Edition Supplement to No. 116April/May 2016Bimonthly review

    9 Editorial Greetings to Ceramics China 2016 Fabio Tarozzi 2016

    10 World NEWs22 EvENts SITI-B&T Group debuts on the Italian stock exchange 26 EcoNomics World production and consumption of ceramic tiles Luca Baraldi

    40 The big players in the sector

    42 The state of the art of digital decoration Paolo Zannini

    48 The state of the art of Systems full digital process Rita Cagnoli System

    50 New developments in digitalisation of the ceramic production process Alessandro Ferrari

    52 Colorobbia Digital Space: a step towards the future of ceramics Angelo Onorato Colorobbia Digital Space

    54 On-demand digital printing: everything you need, nothing you dont Vincenzo Palumbo Angelo Montalti

    56 Ceramics: a strategic sector for Durst and the state of the art Norbert von Aufschnaiter Durst

    58 Art for creation, technology for reproduction Antonio Maccari

    60 The advantages of Efi Ecosystem for the ceramic industry Natalia Martinez Efi

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    74 tEchNology Workability, a key parameter for Electrical Porcelain Luc Bourgy, Andrew Sugden Martyn Gadsdon

    78 Products 6 advErtisErs list

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    On behalf of ACIMAC, the Associ-ation of the Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics, I would like to express my warmest greetings to the Chi-nese institutions and to the oper-ators of the Chinese ceramic in-dustry.

    Ceramics China represents a ma-jor chance for both Chinese and Italian companies to communicate and to strengthen their long-last-ing cooperation.

    The world ceramic market re-quires every day better quality tiles, for the production of which the best available technologies are needed. Italian technol-ogy for ceramics, world leader in terms of quality and inno-vation, will be represented in this years exhibition by several top companies, which will present their latest solutions and newest technologies.

    Confirming the support of our Association to the exhibition, we wish to all the exhibitors, visitors and organizers a very successful Ceramics China 2016.

    Fabio TarozziACIMAC Chairman 5


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    Greetings to Ceramics China 2016

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    accounting for more than 80% of turnover. Customers include some of the worlds largest groups such as Kohler, Corona, Deca, Amer-ican Standard, Toto and Villeroy Boch. One of the groups distinc-tive features is its internationally recognised expertise in the tech-nological aspects of the produc-tion processes, from body prepa-ration to traditional casting, robot-ic glazing and most recently firing. In this segment it not only oper-ates under the Ipeg brand name but at the end of January final-ised the acquisition of Coeltunnel Srl, a company owned for sever-al years by Sait and Nexus group (Civita Castellana). Coeltunnel is a leading player in the segment of tunnel and shuttle kilns for bricks and tiles, sanitaryware and table-ware and has installed approxi-mately a hundred kilns during its

    Setec reportS Strong growth in 2015

    The reawakening of the table-ware sector in the Far East and the higher demand for sanitaryware manufacturing technologies in the region together with the con-solidation of traditional markets in North Africa and Central and South America are the key posi-tive factors that have enabled Civ-ita Castellana-based Setec Group to close fiscal 2015 with approxi-mately 30% growth in sales. The forecasts for 2016 are even more encouraging thanks to further strong growth in orders. For the group led by Domenico Fortuna which consists of the brands Se-tec, Ipeg, Vicentini and the Mex-ican subsidiary Setec Messico the sanitaryware sector contin-ues to make up the core business

    wonderful group again chooSeS lB

    LB has strengthened its part-nership with the Chinese group Wonderful, which after installing LB plants at its factory in China

    has entrusted the Italian com-pany with a major order for its first production site in the Unit-ed States. The new porcelain tile facili-ty, Wonder Porcelain Group LLC, will be built in Tennessee,

    the new frontier for US ceramic tile production. The plant to be supplied by LB will include a raw materials preparation area, lines for filling silos from a spray dryer, spray dried product storage si-los and press feeding lines with

    batching modules com-plete with dry colour-ing equipment. This lat-est order confirms LBs role as one of the lead-ing suppliers of porce-lain production technol-ogies to the US Ceram-ic Valley.


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    40 years of business. Its advanced design capabilities and the inno-vative technologies developed over the years make a further con-tribution to the expertise of the Setec Group, which plans to bring together all its firing plant opera-tions under the two brand names Ipeg (roller kilns) and Coeltunnel (shuttle and tunnel kilns).

    Setec 2015

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    has also performed well and has maintained its strong growth. Since 2008 the number of em-ployees has risen from 92 to 512 and turnover has grown from 30 to 136 million euros (includ-ing 18% year-on-year growth in 2015), while the goal for 2016 is more than 200 million euros. On 1 January 2016 the two divisions Impianti (custom solutions and large plants) and Modula (tray type automatic vertical ware-houses) were transformed into two separate joint stock compa-nies. After investing 10 million eu-ros to increase output at the fa-cility in Salvaterra (Reggio Emil-ia) and 10 million dollars to open the factory in Maine (USA) in Au-gust 2015, in 2016 Modula will be opening its first production unit in India, a market where 40 ver-tical warehouses have been in-stalled this year. More than 1200 Modula units are currently in-stalled worldwide (up 93% in the two years 2013-2014 alone).At the press conference, Sys-tem also announced the pur-chase of the Kale Italia produc-tion facility in Borgotaro (Parma) by Laminam, the group company which manufactures large ceram-ic panels headed by CEO Alber-to Selmi.


    2015201420%15%4.4~4.620165.3Franco StefaniLuigi Panzetti 3 5 1,730255%

    SyStem group revealS conSolidated year-end turnover of more than 440 million euroS

    System Group expects to follow up the 20% rise in turnover of 2014 with further 15% growth in 2015 to reach a year-end figure of between 440 and 460 million eu-ros. The goal for 2016 is 530 mil-lion euros. Announced by chair-man Franco Stefani and CEO Lui-gi Panzetti during the year-end press conference, these results were achieved through the efforts of all divisions in the group, which consists of 35 companies with 1,730 employees in 25 countries, and constant in-vestments in R&D (5% of annual turnover).The System Ceramics owes much of its success to the excellent performance of the revolutionary Lamina process in conjunction with the GEA press for the pro-duction of large porcelain panels, as well as the Creadigit digital printing system which has estab-lished itself as an industry stand-ard the world over. A total of 600 machines have been sold in the 30 months since the printers launch, including 80 in China in 2015 alone. This shows that pro-cess and service quality are key factors despite the approximate-ly 40% higher prices compared to Chinese-made printers, com-mented Franco Stefani, who also announced that a major new ma-chine in this segment will be un-veiled in 2016.System Group has also report-ed excellent results in the field of ceramic industry automation, a sector in which the Group is a world leader. The most dynamic markets in 2015 were Italy, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, China and Egypt. The support centre in Tennessee (USA) and the new branch in Teh-ran are due to begin operation in 2016, while 10 million euros of in-vestments are planned to expand the Nuova Era business unit facili-ty in Casalgrande (Reggio Emilia). The System Logistics division

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    er, Segment Manager Ceram-ics Printing at Durst Phototechnik AG. We are convinced that our new Gamma XD series with all its additional features will gain great success also in the Chinese mar-ket.Since the launch of the Gamma XD Series, Durst has already in-stalled over 80 systems worldwide due to the high printing quali-ty without banding and missing lines, reliability, easy and quick op-eration and the possibility, to car-ry out all regular maintenance and service works, including the ex-change of the print heads, without the need of external assistance. The new Gamma XD Series fea-tures the latest Durst High Defi-nition Printhead Technology with dual ink circulation and the new Adaptive Dot Placement Tech-nology guarantees banding-free printing with a high image qual-ity and color homogeneity. The new printheads are designed to be easily and quickly replaced and re-adjusted by the operator to minimize downtime. At the same time, a new and innovative i...


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