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Feb

21

The 19th China International Ceramic & Bathroom Fair Foshan

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Name: The 19th China International CeramicBathroom Fair Foshan
Time: April 18-22, 2012
Hosts: China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware Association, China Ceramics Industrial Association, People’s Government of Chancheng District, Foshan City.
Organizer:  Foshan China Ceramics City Development Ltd.
Co-organizers: Foshan Ceramics Industry Association, People’s Government of Nanzhuang Township, Neighborhood Office of Shiwan Township.
Venues: China Ceramics City, China Ceramics Industry Headquarters, Foshan International Conference & Exhibition Center
Scale: around 300,000m2 and 600 exhibitors
Exhibits: Building CeramicSanitarywareBathsBathroom AccessoriesBathroom Cabinet, Mosaic, Art Ceramic, etc.
Visitor Coverage: Around 50 countries

The Best Ceramic and Bathroom Fair

China International Ceramic & Bathroom Fair Foshan , the top event in ceramic and bathroom industry in China, has become the name card of Foshan. As an export-oriented exhibition, CeramBath attracts buyers home and abroad with its outstanding exhibition recourses and state-of-the-art products. And it has been regarded as the most prestigious and influential ceramic and bathroom exhibition in China. Every year, with 500 to 600 exhibitors, CeramBath opens on every April 18 and October 18, in the same period as Canton Fair and has been successfully held for 18 sessions, which totally received over 800,000 visitors.

Here in Cerambath, you can find various ceramic and bathroom products as well as ceramics-related products, including floor tile, wall tile, skirting, exterior wall tile, plaza tile, mosaic, garden ceramic, glass ceramic, roof tile, art ceramic, stone, bathroom, massage bathtub, bathroom accessories, ceramic basin, toilet, ceramics machinery and technique, ceramics raw material, et.

According to the statistics, of all sessions of CeramBath, 70% of the exhibitors receive purchase intent from buyers and more than 20% of them close the deal during the fair.

Dec

31

Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair charms visitors

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China Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair 2011 has opened in the porcelain harbor of Jingdezhen, in the Eastern China’s Jiangxi province.

China Jingdezhen Int’l Ceramics Fair 2011 has opened in the porcelain harbor of Jingdezhen, in the Eastern China’s Jiangxi province.

Dec

31

Jingdezhen ceramics design company opened the first professional

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May 29, is located in Jingdezhen City, Tao Yuan Fan Sheng Jingyu opposite the old campus was founded ceramic design. The focus in Ceramics design enterprises to the city’s first appearance in the national identity is also an unusual debut, filling gaps in professional ceramic design company, domestic ceramics industry to promote the development, promotion of higher education Ceramic Design The combination of ceramic production and provided technical support and human resources guarantee. City leaders and other distinguished guests and many Huangkang Ming ceramics industry attend.

Cheng, chairman of the company’s long hair told reporters on the current status of the ceramic industry as a whole look, pay attention to brand building, design-driven ceramic enterprises are rare. Many companies need to design talent, but less importance to explore and develop design talent, more reluctant to pay more for outstanding design talents costs, and the products cause serious homogenization phenomenon not ? long-term development of the Xing Ye. In this context the company came into being, efforts to promote industrial upgrading and leap-forward development, Jingdezhen ceramics industry bigger and stronger and make due contributions.

Dec

31

Shanghai Ceramic Fair spread the “China Zhi-made”

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Following last year’s Shanghai International Ceramic Art Fair life after success, the second Taobo Hui will also be held on November 11 Mart opened in this year’s theme is “Chinese wisdom made.”

Participate in this year’s addition Tao Bohui exhibitors last year, there are Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea, Japan, agencies are encouraged to register. Organizing Committee, said China is rising, with the quintessence of ceramic building international ceramic cultural exchange platform for the times after the Expo, innovation and creativity will be interpreted as a conscious mission of the city. International perspective, China Zhi-made, lead the fashion will greatly enhance the value of Shanghai Tao Bohui, it is the annual conference of aesthetics of urban life, Expo will be cross-linked life and art of gesture. This Taobo Hui will be set up a museum, and the International Pavilion, living museum, the Museum of Art, cutting-edge museum, museum and activities will also set up a publishing area, and grouped the six external development interact. Has launched the “2010 tea said,” – Gaochun ceramic Weitepeini Cup International Design Competition will be grouped Jury Award and Media Award, this is the first time in China’s ceramic industry separate media award. And professional accreditation of its taste, cultural differences, will be a means on the current Taobo Hui topic.

This competition was officially launched this month, in November announced the results and awards presentation, contest aimed at mining, ceramic design and creative support personnel, the revitalization of China’s ceramic culture. Competition to attract Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, designers, art organizations and institutions and domestic active designers, studios and institutions involved. Competition will eventually selected the most creative level, the most development potential, the most accepted and recognized by the market designer works, and give rewards and extensive promotion, the full dissemination of contemporary Chinese ceramics and Chinese intellectual-made charm.

Apr

16

Ceramic designs from Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd

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Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd is a well established family run business with a wealth of experience within the ceramic industry.Director Fred Hackney, has spent many years in the pottery industry working alongside Mrs Susan Cooper Williams Ellis at Portmerion Pottery and teaching BA and MA students at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the art of Pottery and Ceramic

design for 17 years, before starting Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd which was first established in Stoke-on-Trent the home of ceramics in 1973 and have developed a fine reputation throughout the world for excellent service and high quality work. 

Along side him his son and fellow director Neil Hackney with over 30 years of experience the company has grown and specialises in all aspects of Ceramic Design, Modelling, Blocking, Casing and Mould Production.

The type of product produced is down to the individual customer, ranging from tableware such as Teapots, Jugs, Bowls, Plates, Cups and Saucers to Heating Elements, Finials for the rooftops, Ceramic tiles or even a scale model of the F.A Cup, the personnel have the skills and experience to meet your needs.

There are different stages in the mouldmaking process.

Modelling of different shapes and sizes to intricate work like embossment on holloware (i.e,teapots and cups), flatware (i.e,plates and saucers) and figurines. Using either clay or plaster mediums to model in.

Blocking is the process of producing the first mould this can be a simple one part mould such as a cup for a jolley machine or a multi-part mould for a figurine or teapot.

Casing is the next step. The block can be cased in either a hard plaster or a silicone rubber, again this maybe a simple one part case or a complicated multi-part case.

Moulds From the case we can now produce the required amount of working moulds which are then dried in our industrial dryer ready for use.

Die manufacture for Hydraulic pressing in clay.

We have strong links with various engineering companies that serve the pottery industry producing machines, tools and metal backparts and rings.

All our customers are important, whether they are a student starting up,hobbyist  or a small studio potter to the large pottery manufacturer. We pride ourselves on our service to the customer.

Dec

1

Ceramic Design Associates

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Ceramic Design Associates (CDA) was established in 1980 to address the contemporary ceramic art production and art restoration needs of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and the nation.

Ceramic Design Associates specializes in the design and production of ceramics in general, with a special interest and expertise in the artistic applications of architectural and sculptural ceramics.

Ceramics and glass are the most suitable media for restoration since the majority of all surviving historical artifacts on Earth are ceramics and glassware. Hence, CDA specializes in the conservation and restoration of ceramics and glass media, and is pleased to offer both services to our customers.

Damaged decorative ceramics and glassware can be properly restored to their original beauty by various methods, including re-firings, re-glazing and the fabrication of missing parts including: fingers, hands and feet on figurative artworks, flowering forms, handles, spouts, etc. Naturally, our customers choose the particular level of service that best meets their needs.

Our years of training and experience have resulted in practices that enhance and return the repaired object to its original beauty and minimize any loss of a precious object’s value. In fact, CDA can enhance the aesthetic value of an object by the application of highly decorative metallic fillers.

Our business practices include honoring the philosophy of Far Eastern cultures. In particular, we believe in the powers of restorative healing. We pride ourselves in creative solutions for damaged objects d’art.

CDA provides estimates for services on china, porcelain, earthenware, majolica, figurines, glass art, marble and stone art, sculpture, ornamental artwork, frames and reliefs, tiles, wall friezes and other collectibles.

CDA is widely recognized for its high quality work and commitment to customer satisfaction. We want to be your preferred provider for restoration, conservation and production of ceramic art for your needs.

May

29

Ceramic Flower Pot garden Planter ceramic Pot

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Ceramic Flower Pot, garden Planter, ceramic Pot
Garden Decoration
1) Artistical design
2) Vivil Color
3) Environmental
Ceramic Flower Pot, garden Planter, ceramic Pot ,Terra Cotta garden decoration
1, Material: Dolomite
2, Size & Color: optional
3, Available in various shapes and designs, Customized designs are accepted
4. Package : Standard export packing, or gift box or color box as clients’ requirement.
5. MOQ :1500pcs
6. Payment : L/C , T/T
7. Sample: We can open the new sample according to buyers’ original samples and requirement, the lead time will be 12 days.
8. Keywords: Ceramic Flower Pot, Ceramic Pot, Porcelain Flower Planter, Garden Pot, terra cotta garden decoration
Our main Products:
      Ceramic, resin, ironware and cement items
      Seasonal gifts: Christmas; Hallowmas; Easter; Valentine; Spring festival; Wind-bells
      Home and Garden Decoration
      Angel design
Ceramic Mug, Coffee cup, Sealed Jar, Tableware and Dinnerware
Religion Appliances, and so on

May

29

Ceramic crisis countries in the world’s a mixed reaction to

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The 16th World Ceramic Forum held recently in China Taiwan to participate in the forum are China (including Taiwan), Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Japan, the United States and other ceramic tile producers, representatives of almost occupied Ceramic production in the world as a whole 80% of the share. Delegates to explore the theme of the Forum include the world’s consumption and production and consumption trends, the impact of financial crisis for the ceramics industry.
In 2008, the world’s ceramic tile production rose to 8.5 billion square meters, annual production is expected to 2009, and 2008 unchanged. Ceramic tile consumption in the Asian region to maintain a good upward trend, while Europe, Japan and the United States of these the world’s top 10 economies from 2008 began a gradual downward trend in consumption of ceramic tiles. As the impact of financial crisis, this year declines in sales of ceramic tile in some countries as much as 20% ~ 50%. So far, China, Brazil, Italy and Spain have always dominated the world’s ceramic tile production in the first few big countries. Representatives of other countries and regions as well as data reporting point of view, the situation in China a single good, Italy, Spain, more powerful industry hit the United States is full of future market expectations.

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China is entering the recovery status of the whole industry
Forum Chinese government increased domestic demand and China’s vast rural market pull, the Chinese construction industry in a crisis for the nation’s adjustment and upgrading, the annual output of more than 6 billion square meters, exports only 670 million square meters, 88% of the domestic market, imports market share of 0.06%, the product price has risen too.
Product structure, the ceramic tile 64%, interior glazed tiles 25, 7% of stoneware tiles, stoneware and fine stoneware tiles 4%, the low-end products accounted for more than 80%; first half of 2009, the whole industry into the “revival” state, national industrial transfer and distribution once again started; decline in exports and domestic sales increase; production costs decreased, corporate profits fell in the morning and synchronization; the whole industry, basically through the most difficult times in March and gradually into the recovery phase began.
Of energy, industry, annual consumption of about 150 million tons of mineral raw materials, basic local materials, the Chinese government energy-saving emission reduction policies and export taxes reduced to 8% of the policies to help Chinese enterprises to ride out the storm played a role, the Chinese government promulgated a series of environmental policy, so that China Building Ceramic Industry more concerned about environmental and social responsibility.

India is projected 7% growth in the
While India affected by economic crisis, 24% of the factories to stop the kiln, the number of unemployed reached 40000, but has maintained GDP growth of India, India housing industries and pillar industries, IT has continued to maintain growth, future The Government plans to increase by about 2,000 million units of housing construction. Ceramic tile production increased by 20% last year to reach 390 million square meters. At present, India’s per capita consumption of ceramic tiles from 0.36 square meters, there is still much room for development. Marketing point of view, yield 70% reliance on the domestic market. In the output of which accounted for 43% of tiles and other floor tiles accounted for 40 percent and imports 2,450 million square meters, export 1,400 million square meters. 2008 sales of view, the international market increased by 11%, imports increased 24%. This year, the domestic market is estimated that 7% growth.

German sales profits encountered unprecedented difficulties
On the whole German tile production is shrinking year by year, last year remained at 6,500 million square meters. In 2009 has dropped by 17 ~ 20%, sales profits were encountered unprecedented difficulties.

Italy is expected to reach 22 percent decline in output this year
Over the past two years by the Italian Federation of the continuous integration into the ceramics related to many of the chapters have joined together to form a more powerful system for face-degree ceramic industry economic crisis. In respect of the current domestic form, is expected to Italy this year, production decreased by about 22% to reduce the roughly 4,000 million square meters, sales are expected to decline to about 18% of approximately equivalent to 4 billion euros. In terms of investment decreased 8% to about 7,500 million euros, but the contrast from the turnover and sales terms, the investment rate was maintained at a proportion of the past. Probably accounted for about 15% of sales. From overseas exports, the Italian or to maintain the highest average price, with an average of 10 euros per square meter of ceramic tiles, while ranking second in Spain is 8 euros, while the output of superpower China 4 euros. From the demand perspective, the Italian market fundamentals remain unchanged, because the Italian people would prefer to use ceramic products.

Spanish ceramic tile industry output will decline every year 2009 is expected to be even more severe situation, the situation is even worse than in 2008. Spanish industry is now facing a double crisis: the financial crisis and the Spanish real estate market surplus. At present, the ceramic tile industry, the number of unemployed persons is probably around 8,000, the output will decrease under the 2009 and 2007 to do more, the output decreased by 55%, sales decreased by 37%. Apparent decline in domestic demand due to the market, imports also declined. As the impact of financial crisis, exports were restricted, while the exchange rate issue also affected the export sector.

Indonesia’s exports in recent years, the domestic political situation in Indonesia is very
economy has stabilized, the cabinet selection completed this year. Brick’s production of 3.5 million square meters, there are 250 million daily-use porcelain, sanitary ware 4.5 million, the entire output value 800 million U.S. dollars. Main export countries are the United States, Australia and Europe, these three countries. However, due to the economic crisis, which three countries are both affected by more serious, neighboring countries, an annual output of 1,900 million square meters, Malaysia, Thailand, 6,300 million square meters, Vietnam and Indonesia, has remained flat, so not very recent years, the export boom.

Brazil had to rely on the domestic market
from the Brazilian point of view, a decrease of 8 percent of employees, production, a decrease of 11%. Brazil’s domestic market demand increased by 7%, 13% reduction in overseas markets. Brazil’s main export countries are the United States ceramic tile, but sales fell 63% last year, while exports to Latin American countries such as the products also reduced a lot. Imports increased by 23%, and in this 23%, almost all imports come from Chinese products. 3.9 square meters per capita consumption of ceramic tiles, the ceramic industry from the Brazilian point of view, or to rely on the domestic market.

The United States has gone through the most difficult times
The U.S. market has been the most difficult times, from the first half of 2009 data, the tile consumption of 650 million square feet, and only half of the same period in 2008, and now is picking up. Now the housing market began to rebound in October compared with second-hand housing ring up 10.1%, sales of 6.1 million units, real estate, generally as a leading indicator of building materials, from this point of view, is more optimistic about the future market. The U.S. market mainly depend on imports. From the global production trends, to 07-08 from all major producing countries, the changes in ceramic tile or less is expected in 2009 will continue in 2008 the situation will not have too many changes. Over the past year, in terms of the global ceramic tile industry is the most difficult one, even though production on the rise, but the profits of an enterprise is on the decline, in addition to China, Brazil, Vietnam and a few other domestic sales growth, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, the United States, tile sharp decline in consumption, and will have an impact on the future.

Oct

7

Guangdong ceramic exports in March increased 28.6 percent year-on-year

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Foshan City news in an interview that Exit Inspection and Quarantine, Guangdong ceramic March exports to reverse the first two months of decline, with exports amounting to 280 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 28.6%. Foshan Comprehensive Exit Inspection and Quarantine, Inspection and Quarantine Technical Center marketing director, told reporters Liu Yamin, 1,2 month and Foshan in the Middle East, ASEAN, the European Union, Latin America, the United States the value of domestic exports fell across the board compared to the situation in March has been greatly changed. It is worth noting that, according to Customs statistics, in the first quarter of this year, Guangdong ceramics markets in Africa and the Middle East made a major breakthrough in exports to Africa and the United Arab Emirates was the rapid growth. These two markets reached 59.58 million U.S. dollars and 51.65 million U.S. dollars, increased by 42.9% and 55.1%.

Products in the export structure, said Liu Yamin, Foshan Ceramics exports to the construction of ceramic-based, the vast majority of products for the tile, of which about 6 become glazed brick, glazed brick 4 become. Most of the African market in order to wear-resistant bricks, tiles mainly tiles glazed wall tiles are mainly small specifications, Europe and the United States is still mainly in high-grade. Bathroom ceramic exports declining trend, exports of high-performance technical ceramics have greater growth than previously, but the high-performance technical ceramics in Foshan ceramics industry in the proportion of the whole is not great. A number of mainland enterprises, the cost of production is relatively low, to low-cost low-end part of the market occupied. Enterprise vicious competition leads to decrease in profits, while many companies do not have their own brands, but to rely on OEM to maintain the normal operation of the factory. Therefore, the experts propose to increase the access threshold for the ceramics industry, to do a good job to support big-scale enterprises to restrict the production of low-quality small businesses, low-priced exports behavior.

Followed by a period of time on the export situation, Liu Yamin that the current international financial crisis, the foreign real estate market downturn, new real estate projects to reduce, residents in areas such as housing renovation renovation also reduced consumer demand, the export volume of sanitary ceramic unlikely in the near future has changed significantly. He said: “It should be said that the ceramic industry is now entering a crucial period to re-shuffle of, enterprises should strengthen the research and development of new products, and strengthen brand building, and strictly control product quality in line with the customers and the requirements of the importing country laws and regulations, it is necessary to know the quality of the product production out, rather than testing out. ”

He suggested that the domestic ceramic enterprises to Italy, Spain and other enterprises to learn: “The power is also a ceramics after decades of hard work before the establishment of hegemony now, they are products, specifications, and cultural connotation of the brand and so on, there are their strength and image, we should learn from their experience, raise the level of exports, and export enterprises to build a good brand name products, and continuously improve the economic value of export products. if only to imitate, then always walk in other people’s the back. “In addition, the export enterprises to strengthen inspection and quarantine agencies and communication between the countries to understand the import laws and regulations, so that problems can be resolved in a timely manner. He said that the national construction of Health Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Foshan Ceramics Key Laboratory testing has a world-class testing equipment, the authority of professional and technical personnel, sanitary ceramics in the construction testing, certification can provide a full range of technical support.

Related Links: The April 17 “Dongguan Daily” reported that, according to customs statistics Whampoa, Guangdong Province, the first quarter of this year, export of all types of ceramic products worth 740 million U.S. dollars, an 7.1 percent increase over the same period last year. The first quarter of Guangdong ceramic export market for the first three followed by the European Union, ASEAN and the United States. The first quarter, export ceramics in Guangdong Province followed by the three major markets before the European Union, ASEAN and the United States, on the above three markets accounted for 42.1 percent of total exports. Of these, exports to the EU 140 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 9.4%; of ASEAN exports 97,690,000 U.S. dollars, an increase of 20.2%; exports to the United States 71,680,000 U.S. dollars, down 1.3%.

Sep

6

Chaozhou ceramics characteristics held to Shanghai Show

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Chaozhou ceramics characteristics held to Shanghai Show

Chow will be the first held in 2009 in Shanghai, Guangdong Chaozhou ceramics and specialty products trade fair, made a special trip to Shanghai and the Chaozhou Municipal Standing Committee of the Executive Vice Mayor Xu Fang said yesterday that the aim of expanding outreach to do domestic demand, capital growth, efforts to mitigate financial crisis the impact of foreign trade for enterprises to create a display of products, exchange information and promote trade cooperation platform for enterprises to promote their products to enhance the capacity of the domestic market.

Scheduled for this month from 11 to 14 in Shanghai Exhibition Center and features of Chaozhou Ceramics Fair, the Ministry of Commerce has been identified as 50 this year, “the expansion of consumption, innovative life” one of the focus of activities. Chaozhou more than 8000 square meters exhibition area, where nearly a hundred key enterprises at home will feature more than 7000 kinds of products, exhibits related to arts and crafts such as ceramics and other categories. Fair will be set to display, sell, trade negotiations, investment promotion activities in one auction.