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Asian CeramicsCICA in focus

Jahir Ahmed looks back over a difficult year for SE Asian manufacturing, and asks what hopes there are for 2021…

The digital revolution

AC takes a look at some of the leading technology players in the ever-more competitive inkjet printing market…

The heavy price of heavy clay

Investment…that’s simply what’s needed to move the majority of the sub-continent’s brick makers from the dark ages to a modern, less polluting and ultimately more economically efficient industry. However, as a major employer, is there enough political will to force through the changes? Yogender Malik looks on…

The problems of freight

With the trading world in turmoil following the wave of lockdowns this year, the basic underpinning economy of freight that holds the whole system together has been thrown into total chaos. AC looks at how soaring rates are holding back deliveries and potentially changing ceramic buying and sourcing strategies for many countries…

Beijing Trend


PCL Ceramics Ltd

Zircon Minerals Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Also in the issue…

Talking Shop

AC talks to Christain Barbier, head of sales and marketing at Iluka Resources about how this raw material titan is facing up to the realities of the ceramics industry in a post-Covid environment…

State of the Nation: West Bengal

The next instalment of our new section in the magazine, analysing the manufacturing bases of India.


Analysis and insight into India

The Matrix

In a return of “the Matrix”, AC looks at how the growing pressure of air pollution and climate change is pressing down hard on the ceramics sectors of the sub-continent…

Hunter and Hunted

William Hunter looks back at a 2020 that no-one had a vision for…


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