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Ceramics China 2017 has successfully closed on 4th June. 80,639 buyers from home and abroad have visited Ceramics China 2017 from 1st to 4th June, with 28,170 visitors in first day, 29,712 visitors in second day, 19,006 in third day and 3,751 people in fourth day. The numbers of visitors has increased compare to the year of 2015.

Great Arrangement for orderly entrance and enjoyable visit.

As the scale of exhibition has expanded this year, Unifair Exhibition Service Limited optimized and upgraded the procedures of registration and entering to create a better visiting experience for all professional buyers from all over the word which buyers could spend more time on visit instead of queue up for ticket.
Two weeks before the exhibition, lots of buyers have already completed Wechat registration which allows them to collect tickets with QR code in self-print counter, no form-filling needed. Many indicators showing the detail Wechat registration procedures have been set in the exhibition hall and staffs explain and help visitors in wechat registration. Quick form-filling is possible by scanning visitors’ business card, which saves a lot of  times.
Online Registration for Domestic Buyers

Registration Counters For Foreign Buyers
Organizer also install 12 automatic machines and 10 manual channels for ticket collection. Visitor could print ticket on any of the automatic machines or manual counter instead of in one location as before. There were 14 access verification points in 9 exhibition halls, visitors and exhibitor could enter the hall by scanning the tickets. It relieved the crowd in every exhibition hall to avoid congestion.
Professional Buyers Quickly Get the Tickets and Enter Exhibition Hall in Order
Slab Press Machine Trigger Ugrade Booming For Machinery
About 1,000 exhibitors from home and abroad shows in Ceramics China 2017 with the area of 100,000 sqm in 9 exhibition halls. The highlight of exhibition are:  Ultra-Large tonnage press machine, energy-saving and environmental equipment, automation and intelligent equipment, dry powder technology, super size inkjet printing equipment and functional ink, etc.
Centering on the production technology of ceramic slab, press machine leads the upgrade boom of equipment. Corresponding specification upgrade also be made in other equipment, such as deep-processing equipment, inkjet printing machines and so on.

KEDA, HENGLITAI, SACMI, SYSTEM, SITI B&T, these giants in ceramic machine area have exhibited ultra tonnage pressing machine in Ceramics China 2017.

KEDA have launched KD10008, KD12008, KD16008, KD18008, KD20008 while KD25008 and KD33008 with the capacity of pressing slabs of 1600×3200mm and 1600×3600mm respectively are being developed..
Following the successful launching of Asia’s first million ton punching machine for tile, HENGLITAI has continued to bring customers YP10000L, YP16800, YP20000. At the same time,  30000 ton press machine is under research and development.

Among foreign giant of ceramic machinery manufacturers, SACMI put forward 10000 ton press machine and roller pressing machine which could continuous pressing with high production efficiency and more suitable for the mass production of large size ceramic tile as well as flexible in cutting to demanded sizes.
SITI B&T has launched slab pressing machine SUPERA® in three models, 25000t, 36000t and 48000t, while 48000t pressing machine can press tile in the size of 16000x48000mm with thickness of 5-25mm, daily production could reach 13000 sq m.
SYSTEM displayed 1600x3200 mm slab produced by 33000t press machine.it is said that the maximum is 50000t that can press 4800x1600mm size ceramic tile and daily output is about 12000-18000 sq m
Kiln equipment manufacturers also launched kilns for ceramic slab, such as MODENA, DELITAI, JUMPER, ZHONGYAO, LETO, etc. The flexible slab production technology by Modena had attracted many professional buyers’ attention, especially MSL-DUO the double-deck kiln and the seven layers drying machine HB-7 which have sold to LIOLI company in India. The features of delicate craftsmanship, magnificent and neat design, fit to flexible production win the admiration of vast majority professional buyers.
Except the D2D double-deck kiln and EF seven layers roller drying kiln, DELITAI also have brought its newest slabs technology. LETO is dedicated to develop full polishing and wide-body slab kiln with the length of 298.2 meters. It has advantages of large output, less temperature difference and energy-saving. By now business negotiation for the corporation of slab kiln is in progress between LETO and several famous ceramic production enterprises, from which we could image how popular the slab in China.
DLT’s D2D Double Deck Kiln
KEDA , JCG, Eding, Basair exhibited intelligent grinding machine. To solve the polish problem of ceramic slab, relevant equipment manufacturers have enlarged the working area of polish machine, increase from original maximum 1200mm to 1600mm, even 2000mm. Moreover, the stable quality in terms of polishing brightness and uniformity provides very favorable condition to the further development of ceramic slab.
Picture of Eding’s Exhibiting Machinery
To match the production of the popular ceramic slab, digital inkjet printing equipment manufacturers also have launched super large ceramic inkjet printing machine, such as MEJIA, HOPE, NKT and KING TAU and so on, they all placed the super large ceramic inkjet printing machine in the prominent location. The ink system ranges from 8 to 12 channels which can accomplish digital inkjet printing of slab from the width of 1.6m to 1.8m.
Picture of Mei Jia Booth
Automatic equipment Upgrade, More and More Highlights of Intelligent Technology
Intelligent equipment is undoubtedly a hot topic at Ceramics China 2017. Organized by the Chinese Ceramic Industry Association, Unifair Exhibition Services Co., Ltd., Ceramic & Bath Website, Ceramics Information, the 12th International Ceramic Industry Forum has successfully held in the morning of May 31st in Foshan, Guangdong. Taking "Intelligent Equipment Leads Industry Development" as its theme, the forum has focused on the development of intelligent and its significance in ceramic industrial upgrading. The presence of more than 500 attendees who are from different industrial regions of China reflects the industry’s  principal concerns on intelligence.
On-site of the 12th International Ceramic Industry Forum on May 31st
While in Ceramics China 2017, about 20 companies, including Keda, Eding, Sinid Technology, Tangshan Hexiang, System, have showcased automation products which attracted great attention.
EDING have introduced Anti-patterning glazed tiles swinging and polishing machine during its ”ECO-Green S-M-A-R-T Factory New Product Press Conference”. This newly launched polishing machine is featured with more than 70% water saving, better thermal stability without water circulation and drying kiln, etc.
The intelligence of press machine is gradually improved as well. HLT promotes the newest and the first generation product of “LT” series –LT4000. This high-end product has the characteristics of intelligence, energy -saving, consumption-reducing, dust, and noise reduction. It can achieve real-time monitoring of the machine running, send information timely, and it is possible for long-distance supporting, device program upgrading and trouble shoot. Besides, SUPERA® Slab Press by SITI B&T also has independent system, which can be operated by people or machine. It can provide remote support service and respond timely.
The main automatic and intelligent product showed in exhibition included automatic packing machine, stacker robot, glazing robot, grinding machine, all above makes the better connection, working efficiency and energy saving for complete line. Take the automatic packing machine as an example, its compatibility greatly improved ensure that it could suit for different specification; the packing speed also increased, such as the high speed automatic packing machine launched by EDING, its packing speed could reach 12-15 packs every minute.
As the government policy of “Industry 4.0” and “Made in China 2025”  leads the transformation and upgrade of traditional manufacturing, many exhibitors decorated their booth with slogans like ”Industry 4.0”, “Digital Factory”, “Intelligent Ceramic”, some even claim that fully-automatic factory is their target in the next 10 years.
SINID Exhibit Lion Dance Robot

Ceramic Inkjet Printing Technologies and Equipment have Surprised  Visitors
In addition to the oversized inkjet devices introduced for matching large-scale slab, ceramic digital inkjet devices continue to be extended to segment areas, specially designed to meet customer needs in specific areas. For example, Kingtau has developed ceramic inkjet printing equipment for ceramic background wall which provide great technical support to second and third sintering. Besides, the application of improved roller and inkjet overlay technology makes ceramic digital inkjet technology glow with new vigor. The laser printing presented by Meijia also attracted huge visitors.
Ceramic inkjet equipment specially developed for ceramic background wall.
A large number of digital ink-jet matching equipment and technology has been presented. Besides cooler, dryer and scanners and its supporting room which had appeared 2 years ago, the test and maintenance equipment and service for printhead, maintenance service for its circuit board, ink filter and others have merged.
Xaar, Starfire and Seiko have launched new inkjet printhead. Xaar mainly showcases Xaar1003, Xaar2001 and Xaar2001+. Among them, Xaar 2001+ meet different customers demand of precision and volume of ink with 6PL、12PL and 40PL three models.  Starfire launched full range of Starfire1024 M , including Starfire 1024M series (25PL), S-Series (40PL), XS Series (6PL) and L-Series (80--200PL). The main product that Seiko presented is RC1536 printhead, it also has outstanding performance in printing span and ink volume.
Ceramics China 2017 have gathered large number of ceramic ink companies, domestic enterprises such as Dowstone Technology, NGY Colour, Sinocera Create-Tide, T&H GLAZE, Mindst Technology, Chanxin Glaze, Jinying Inorganic Materials, Z&D Glaze, Mris, and international brands like Torrecid, Esmalglass-Itaca, Ferro, Colorobbia, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Metco. Continuous innovation and development of ceramic ink makes better surface effect with more clear and natural texture. Among all the inks, functional ink and inclusion ink have become a highlight of the exhibition.
Some of the companies showcased functional inks such as anti-bacterial ink, exploding ink, carving ink, sinking ink, glue-ink, anion-releasing ink, matt ink, gloss ink, lustre ink, metallic ink, white ink, ecological ink. While some exhibited pigment ink, of which yellow inclusion color and red inclusion color are the key products.

The rise of the full-body brick market has boosted the production of dry-mix pigment. More than 10 glaze material companies put their emphasis on dry-mixed pigment, such as Yuantai Ceramic Chemical, Angtai Ceramic Pigment, Tianhong Ceramic Pigment, Zhong Guan Ceramic Glaze, Jinying Inorganic Materials, Leed Colour, Huagao New Ceramic Materials, Yanke Technology. As the inkjet printing fails to meet the needs of full-body brick, dry-mixed pigment just make up for this shortcoming.

Ceramic Environmental Protection Equipment is Booming
According to the statistics, there were more than 20 exhibitors’ products focusing on environmental protection in Ceramics China 2017. The environmental protection enforcement has a huge and long-time impact on the building ceramic industry. The application of key technologies in every production process, such as the dedust, desulfurization, denitrification, fluorine removal of kiln, spray tower and gas station, comprehensive treatment of waste water, phenol water and solid waste, which may affect the survival of enterprises.

Jiangsu Kehang Group presented its environmental protection equipment model
The environmental protection technologies in ceramic industry had took a very slow development step in the past. However, this situation has changed when the high demand of environment protection requires,all kinds of technologies has now applied in ceramic industry, such as SNCR, dry powder denitration, wet electric decontamination, semi-dry desulfurization, etc.
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