Asian Ceramics



AC18-4

Iranian tiles
Yogender Malik looks at how the boom in Iran’s tile industry has continued to defy logic and with ambitious targets laid out by the Ministry of Trade, the momentum shows no signs of slowing…Yogender Malik looks at how expanding consumption rates and the possibility of extending export markets could lead to a drive in investment and expansion in the ceramic tile industries of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Heavy clay cost control
Rohan Gunasekera looks at how South Asia’s heavy clay industry has been forced into a world of environmental efficiency and cost control at a time when economies are driving margins ever slimmer…

Tile buying trends
AC looks at how the expanding range of tile options from new entrants and established players in the Middle East ceramics industry has led to increasing price competition in certain sectors…

Province Profile: Fujian
In the next of our exclusive Chinese Province Profiles, we turn our attention to Fujian – a region that has rationalized its position in traditional tile making, avoided the growth of major, dominant brands and expanded its presence in the growing rustic tile market.

Talking Shop
Asian Ceramics talks to Mr Prafulla Gattani, CEO of rising star, Oman Porcelain about the company’s plans and ambitions now that it has firmly established itself as an innovation leader within the increasingly competitive Middle East market.

Insight
Analysis and insight into China.

Hunter and Hunted
William Hunter pulls the lever on the financial one-arm bandit, and looks at the role of virtual currency in the ceramics industry…

PLUS: news,views,raw materials,comment and much,much more!

"Unlike conventional bricks,red brick walls take a very long time to burn."
See p.38

"The smuggling of tiles has reached 50 per cent of the local production capacity"
See p.43

"Unfortunately brick kilns have poor reputations in this part of the world."
See p.50


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