Asian Ceramics


Roof tiles in ASEAN
Jahir Ahmed looks at how the growing construction markets of South East Asia are proving an attractive option for competitors to clay roof tile makers,and piling on the pressure for manufacturers across the region…

India:tile traders to the fore
Yogender Malik looks at how the business of selling – not making – tiles has been revolutionized in the last few years as continual expansions within the industry have created a new business culture…

Russian whiteware
AC looks at the raft of challenges facing the Russian tableware industry and wonders whether sufficient investment will be forthcoming to restore it to its former glory…

The rise in automation
AC looks at how the more nascent ceramic industries of the sub-continent and parts of the Middle East are rapidly adapting their previously more labour-driven approach to increasing levels of automation as cost savings become increasingly apparent.

Talking Shop
Mr.Sheikh Mahmood Iqbal,CEO,Master Tiles and Ceramic Industries Ltd Gujaranwala,Pakistan talks to AC about the hope for an improved tile sector in this troubled country’s ceramic industry

Analysis and insight into Brazil

Hunter and Hunted
William checks his bank balance and asks what on earth “agents” are any use for…

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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