Congress contents

Congress Contents

The Qualicer contents, presented during the Congress days as oral communications, posters, invited lectures, and panel debates, are divided into three blocks:

  • Block A – Ceramic enterprise and markets
  • Block B – Ceramic tile and construction
  • Block C – Ceramic tile manufacture

The subject matter is always directly or indirectly related to ceramic tile, addressed in innovative works from a historical analysis perspective, or as studies of its current situation or future prospects.

In a non-exhaustive form and by way of a reference, the following subject matter can be considered in the Congress blocks:

Block A, Ceramic enterprise and markets, encompasses subjects such as business strategy, markets, business management, innovation, costs, relationships with clients, suppliers, human resources, and other actors in the industry, as well as sector or market surveys that provide key information and serve as references in order to better understand the industry’s situation and perspectives, or that set out recommendations regarding regulations and industrial and occupational policies, etc.

Block B, Ceramic tile and construction, encompasses subjects such as the past, present, and future of ceramic tile in architecture and interior design projects, as well as new digital technologies used in projects, building information modelling (BIM), etc. Topics further include industrialised or modular construction, sustainability and environmental impact in the product use phase, energy certification, as well as everything relating to tile installation, adhesives, tests, special applications, quality standards, pathologies, maintenance, etc.

Block C, Ceramic tile manufacture, encompasses subjects such as production management, selecting and preparing raw materials, industrial processes and equipment, process engineering and quality management, standards, environmental and energy management in the manufacturing phase, and technological innovations in products, processes, and equipment, etc. Topics further include integral innovation management, tools, trends, life cycle assessment, etc.

Some of the topics submitted for selection to the technical committee:

  • The Chinese domestic market for ceramics: A great opportunity for European companies
  • Balanced scorecard of the ceramic sector based on Big Data Business Intelligence
  • Chasing the Dragon’s Tail – Keeping track of ceramic tile quality in China
  • Will there be enough good, white canvas for ceramic tile’s digital future?
  • The ceramic industrial sector: formulating a competitive strategy. Strategic groups
  • Business opportunities for ceramics in Smart Cities
  • What do consumers think about ceramic products? A neuromarketing approach to the ceramic industry
  • The new orientation of ceramic sector companies. A qualitative study of their reality after almost a decade of crisis
  • Adaptive ceramic innovation
  • Client–Supplier relationships in the development of   the ceramic cluster
  • Exploratory processes for the formal realisation of ceramic products: from idea to technique in the university–company relationship
  • Formal innovation in ceramic coverings. 3D printing as a creative process of prefiguration
  • A sustainable alternative for ceramic tile wastes
  • External thermal insulation systems with ceramic skin
  • Between sea and mountain
  • Architects and technical architects in the ceramic industry: what am I doing here?
  • Technical and environmental comparative analysis by LCA of marble and stoneware flooring
  • SOLCONCER, help tool for characterising construction solutions
  • Refurbishment of shopping mall floors
  • Ceramic energy skins. Bio-reactive algae-based prefabricated panel
  • Application of Kansei principles in ceramic design
  • 15 years of facade engineering design with ceramic tiles
  • Architectural engineering of ventilated ceramic facades: design, performance and market in Brazil
  • Woven ceramic mosaic. Panel for integral building refurbishment
  • New trends in digital inks and digital glazes for the ceramic sector. Water-based digital ink and glaze formulations
  • Recycling of wood ashes in the ceramic sector
  • Investigating the relationship between nozzle size and particle size in ceramic tile printing.
  • Impact resistance of porcelain stoneware tiles: A phenomenological approach
  • Actual resolution in ink-jet printing of ceramic tiles: preliminary assessment of imprint size under different operating conditions
  • Hue variation on ceramic tile during the decoration stage by laser engraved silicon cylinders method
  • Pyroplastic behaviour of porcelain stoneware tiles: comparison of the wet and dry manufacturing routes
  • Karrooite pigments doped with Co (Mg,Co)Ti2O5: effect of the glaze, of co-doping with Zn, and of the synthesis route
  • Debonding and discoloration failures of natural and agglomerated stone tiles in Singapore
  • Magneli phase stabilisation in the synthesis of ilmenite ceramic pigments M2O3 (M=Cr,Fe,Co,Ni)
  • Ceramic photocatalysts of silicon or titanium oxide photosensitised with ruthenium and manganese cyclopentadienyls
  • Ceramic pigments based on chromium solid solutions in geikielite MgTiO3 and/or karrooite MgTi2O5
  • The effect of granules produced by the wet or dry preparation method on wall tile manufacture
  • Development of sensitive products on ceramic surfaces
  • Selfclean ceramic tiles
  • Incorporation of phase change materials (PCM) in ceramics for building applications
  • The glass-ceramic process: an alternative for manufacturing tiles from high percentages of inorganic waste
  • Evaluation of the incorporation of diopside into ceramic glazes on mechanical and tribological performance
  • Kaolin for digital ceramic decoration
  • Analysis of the die filling operation in the ceramic tile pressing process
  • Comparison of dry grinding technologies as a reference of ceramic granule technological parameters
  • Development of a semi-wet process for ceramic wall tile granule production
  • Natural diopside for ceramics in Brazil and a geological approach to the state of Bahia occurrences
  • Investigation and preparation of ceramic ink by the sol-gel method
  • Photovoltaic ceramic tile based on thin film technology
  • Influence of compositional modification on moisture expansion of ceramic wall tiles
  • Study of different test methods for determining ceramic tile water absorption
  • Study of different test methods for determining slip resistance in Brazilian ceramic tiles
  • Adaptation of REPRAP 3D printers for printing ceramic compositions by extrusion
  • New ceramic cladding applications: development of a photocatalytic reactor for wastewater treatment
  • Zero waste in ceramic tile manufacture
  • Influence of process variables on the properties of granules obtained in a high-shear mixer–granulator
  • Metal fibre-reinforced ceramic materials
  • Analysis of minor elements and traces in ceramic raw materials
  • Fluorine determination in frits, glazes, and ceramic pigments by WD-XRF
  • Porcelain tile behaviour under cutting. Relationship with residual stresses
  • New ceramic frit applications: bioactive glasses
  • Energy scenarios in the main world ceramic tile clusters
  • Study of interface and surface properties in multilayer ceramic systems
  • Production of quartzes with reduced crystalline silica toxicity
  • Improvement of segregation problems in powder handling operations
  • Lustre effect: mechanism and influence of particle size
  • Analysis of the technical and microstructural characteristics of ceramic floors modified by wear
  • Study of opacifying agents in ceramic materials
  • Inventory of industrial sources of particulate matter in metropolitan areas: specific considerations
  • Sustainable innovation through design
  • Which criteria need to be considered in comparing environmental product declarations?
  • Influence of the form in which a ceramic composition is presented on its dustiness
  • Exergetic analysis of a ceramic tile firing kiln
  • Monitoring borate and fluoride levels in citrus fruit leaves and soils in the Castellón ceramic district environment
  • Use of new generation ZnO in place of standard ZnO in ceramic tile production
  • Evaluation of methods of determining the dimensional characteristics of large-sized ceramic tiles
  • Development of cementitious tiles with photocatalytic surfaces
  • Glass-ceramic from mining and galvanizing waste
  • Reducing porcelain tile thickness by optimization of mass formulation using mixture design
  • Synthesis of geopolymers from rice husk ash and aluminium anodizing residue
  • Estimation of the influence of the ceramic composition on thermal energy consumption
  • Validation of a ceramic tile manufacturing management pilot
  • Dry glazing of ceramic tiles. Conditioning of the necessary glaze powders
  • Green ceramic tiles: the sustainable use of natural resources as basic requirement
  • Cleanability of “lappato” porcelain stoneware
  • Effect of green bulk density and firing cycle on the overfiring of porcelain tiles
  • Reducing the atmospheric emissions of CO2 during the fabrication of single fired porous tiles
  • Moisture expansion: the evaluation method
  • Increase in porcelain tile mechanical strength by chemical tempering
  • Influence of temperature on the porosity generated in clay biscuits – PWTP sludges
  • Digital decoration of ceramic slabs with high colourfulness
  • Can we develop slip resistance metrics that ensure appropriate tile selection?