Symposium CO
Science and Technology for Silicate Ceramics

Michele DONDI, CNR-ISTEC, Italy (Programme Chair)
Maximina ROMERO, CSIC-IETCC, Spain

Fernanda ANDREOLA, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Richard BOWMAN, Intertile Research Pty Ltd, Australia
Vilma DUCMAN, ZAG Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dolores ELICHE QUESADA, Jaen University, Spain
Dachamir HOTZA, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Alpagut  KARA, Anadolu University, Turkey
Ungsoo KIM, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering, South Korea
Joao A. LABRINCHA, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Laila MESRAR, Normandie University, France
Satyendra N. MISRA, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, India
Arnaldo MORENO BERTO, Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica, Spain
Pedro MUNOZ VELASCO, Universidad Autonoma de Chile, Chile
Janusz PARTYKA, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Yiannis PONTIKES, KU Leuven, Belgium
Elisa RAMBALDI, ITALCER Group, Italy
Milica VASIC, Institute for Testing of Materials IMS, Serbia
Richard BOWMAN, Intertile Research, Australia
Agenor DE NONI Jr., Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Brazil
Marcel ENGELS, Forschungsinstitut für Glas | Keramik (FGK), Germany
Ferenc KRISTALY, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Urska LAVRENČIČ ŠTANGAR, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arnaldo MORENO, University Jaume I, Spain
Pedro MUÑOZ VELASCO, International University of La Rioja, Spain
Ivanka NETINGER, University of Osijek, Croatia
Luis PÉREZ VILLAREJO, University of Jaén, Spain
Elisa RAMBALDI, ITALCER Group, Italy
Cristina SILIGARDI, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
David S. SMITH, University of Limoges, France
Nicolas TESSIER-DOYEN, University of Limoges, France
Milica VASIĆ, Institute for Testing of Materials IMS, Serbia
Silicate ceramics account for over 80% of the ceramic industry turnover on a global basis. Future expansion is also predicted on increasing demand from construction and domestic uses, driven by improved life standards and demographic growth. In such a competitive and dynamic landscape, process and product innovation proved to be the key for growth. Ceramic technologies have been continuously upgrading and manufacturers are looking to industry 4.0 processing systems. The purpose of this symposium is to focus interest on ongoing R&D activities on silicate ceramics: wall and floor tiles, sanitaryware and tableware, bricks and roof tiles, ceramic technology and machinery, glazes and pigments, and raw materials. Matter will cover research work on the properties and behaviour of materials, quality assurance, development of new ceramic products and manufacturing technologies.
Session Topics

CO-1 Green and sustainable silicate ceramics

Social and technological challenges require a further effort to improve the sustainability of ceramic manufacturing. This session will take stock of technological solutions and processing innovation in the silicate ceramic industry (tiles, sanitaryware, glazes, bricks, etc). A special focus will concern health and environmental issues (e.g., CO2 emissions, crystalline silica, green certificates, reduction of wastes originated during processing) and all aspects of valorization of residues as raw materials in the manufacture of ceramics.

CO-2 Coating and decoration of silicate ceramics

The new scenario drawn by the advent of digital technologies is continuously evolving from decoration towards application of special effects, glazes and functional coatings. The last advances in surface coating and decoration by ink-jet printing and further drop-on-demand technologies will be reviewed. This session deals with materials development and behaviour (ceramic inks, engobes, effects, glazes, etc) including environmental sustainability and green chemistry in colorant manufacturing.

CO-3 Surface properties and smart silicate ceramics

Functionalized surfaces (self-cleaning, bacteriostatic or providing high reflectance, controlled grip, wear resistance, magnetic shielding, thermo-hygrometric comfort or energy harvesting).

CO-4 Properties and performance of silicate ceramics

The ceramic industry has to tackle the challenges coming from evolving market demand, new construction systems and product standards. This session will focus on innovative manufacturing of silicate ceramics (e.g., large slabs, 3D printing, novel granulation systems, etc). Durability, efficiency, scale-up to large surfaces, and testing procedures of multifunctional silicate ceramics are welcome.


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