Germany: After its past successful projects with ERLUS AG Germany on the renewal of almost all H supports in the existing lines on the existing kiln cars and the proven success with light weight cassettes at ERLUS AG, IKF secured the supply of 128 new kiln cars and 90.000 light weight H Cassettes - made from its patented "Greenlite" material - for the new automated line of ERLUS AG (Germany) in Neufahrn/NB.
Morbi based ceramic manufacturers are facing increase in production cost with immediate effect following Gujarat high court's direction for strict implementation of the guidelines issued by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) with regard to use of gas-based furnace.
Plagued by the imposition of various taxes, and rising raw material and labour costs, the Andhra Pradesh fly ash brick industry is witnessing a slow down with only 250 new units being set up in the state during the last two years.
H&R Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cements Limited and India's pioneering home lifestyle solutions company, announced the launch of ceramics panel business as part of the company's strategy to provide Indian customers a holistic portfolio of diversified wall and flooring products.
Dumping of ceramic products by China in large numbers is adversely impacting profit margins of ceramic producers and manufacturers in India thereby pushing a number of smaller units on the verge of closure, an ASSOCHAM study said recently.
Birth of Thangadh ceramic industry is contributed to a train halt at Thangadh, a Parsi gentleman alights for a while on platform, purchase few earthen toys from a potter and came to know about best quality of wash clay after testing of material of toys in a laboratory. Subsequently it gave birth to Parsuram Pottery at Thangadh.
Ceramic industry of Gujarat, in particular Morbi received a boost as coal-gas plants are approved by central authorities. This news has come when ceramic and related industries in Morbi, Wankaner and Thangadh and elsewhere in India are suffering from recession, competition, dearness and inflation. So many manufacturing units are struggling to survive in stiff competition from their Chinese counterparts and slow down in US and Europe.
Jaipur: In the face of stiff global competition and emerging trends, the ceramic and glass industry needs to focus on research, development and innovation and bring out new products to stay afloat, Rajasthan Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek said.