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2018 Ceramic Technology Innovation and Development Trend Revealed(I)

- Jan 22, 2018 -

2018 Ceramic Technology Innovation and Development Trend Revealed

Back in 2017, Looking forward to 2018, what are new trends for ceramic technology ?

Ceramic slab popular equipment sales market.The whole line output will be the general trend.

"2017 is a year of rapid development of Chinese ceramic slab", Recently, stressed by Foshan Xinpeng Industrial Services Co., Ltd. General Manager Zhou Qingtian  in an interview with Tao Wei network reporter  recently.

Indeed, with the popularity of ceramic panels in 2017, it has also driven the sales of large panel presses and kilns.

Foshan City Hengli Thai Machinery Co., Ltd. Kuang Guojun marketing director recently disclosed to the Tao Wei network in 2017 Hengli Tai presses in the domestic market, the main ceramic plate presses.At present, Guangdong, Fujian and even the northern ceramic production area has become the major market for ceramic plate presses. In another development, as one of the members of the Litai family, Litai signed eight orders of ceramic slab kilns in India in a year and a half since its establishment. Visible, ceramic plate equipment in the market prospects at home and abroad considerable.


Mr. Zhou Qingtian  introduced that Mona Lisa in 2015  introduced million tons of press mold  from Hengli Tai and Xinpeng,leading ceramic plate market. This year, the new source, Hongyu, Shun cheng, Nobel, New Pearl and other companies have also introduced 10,000 tons press mold, into the big board market battle.

"With the passage of time, China's ceramic plate will be more and more used in the ceramic market, for the customization of China's ceramic tile and intelligent specifications of different specifications, such as rapid conversion to make new contributions." anticipated by Zhou.


Large tonnage presses in the domestic market are in great demand in 2017.Although the new production line is not much, but the transformation of the production line is more.

It is a trend that the ceramic equipment enterprises in 2017 will still be well-established brands.For example, Hengli Taihe Keda presses occupy 90% market share. Looking back on 2017, the overall market of Hengli Tai Press, in comparison with 50% share of export in 2016, accounted for 40% of the total export in 2017, which is still the major market in China. In conclusion, it is hoped that the total market sales in 2018 will be slightly higher than that in 2017.

For example, the recent gaining market in Vietnam is quite big and some order bookings have been signed, and in 2018, it will continue its efforts in overseas markets and explore more regional markets, "said Kuang Guojun. As Hengli Tai Yang, general manager of mechanical machinery earlier said in an interview, the next ten years, the entire line project will be Hengli Tai a major strategy. Li Tai family is the press as a leader, kiln, raw materials and other fields gradually improve a large platform, including Hengli Tai, Deli Thai, Zhuo Li Tai. With overseas ceramic production technology more mature, the overseas market demand for the entire line will be more and more, the entire line Litai family of strategic output significantly. In addition to the constant sales of Thai presses in overseas markets, Delitech also signed nearly 50 kilns orders in India in a year and a half.

It is difficult to make new inkjet breakthroughs for domestic market.

Innovation and service are the keys.

After the digital ceramic printing, inkjet machine has become an indispensable ceramic equipment manufacturers. Inkjet market conditions, but also from an important aspect of the ceramic industry reflects the changes, especially ceramic tile decorative technology and trends change. Recently, Peng Ji Chang, general manager of Foshan Sanshui Yingjie Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. (Shinsei) made a detailed analysis of the ceramic inkjet technology and market in 2017. He disclosed that the biggest difference between domestic ceramic inkjet printers and those in previous years in 2017 was that most of them were used for floor tiles and were the first year that tile-fired inkjet printers outnumber tile-based inkjet printers.

Peng Jichang introduced that, compact integrated models, print channel components integrated lift, pull-out channel design is the mainstream of the current trend of ceramic inkjet structure. Color channel can break 10 or more colors, but also the basic skills of the mainstream brands. All in all, regardless of domestic and foreign brands, ceramic inkjet structure design more reasonable, more and more similar, smaller and smaller. In the meager profit of the state, the ceramic inkjet business long-lasting technological innovation and comprehensive service capabilities are the key.


In addition, regarding the ceramic ink, Pengji Chang believes that the ceramic ink appeared in Europe more than a decade ago, and hair color has not been perfect. The main color is not bright, there are some colors can not be rendered. However, this area has made continuous improvement in recent years. Among them, the introduction of wrap color technology into the production of ink, starting in 2016, the emergence of red ink is an important breakthrough, which makes red, pink, gray and other series of colors to enhance hair color, yellow parcel more vivid. It can be said that the current performance of ceramic tile print hair color, whether in terms of color gamut or brightness have made significant improvements have been able to meet most of the designer's design requirements. Of course, this has also developed into a phased bottleneck, which is still more difficult to upgrade at a certain cost.

After two or three years of technology accumulation, since 2017, 3D ink (concave, peel), negative ion ink, anti-skid ink and other applications have been very mature. Some major brands of tile factory have some inkjet machines use this type of functional ink to enrich the product finishes. However, the inkjet seepage boom that started in 2016 is somewhat cooler in 2017. Up to now, compared with the full cast glaze, the inkjet infiltration shows a poor performance of color, high production cost and high technical difficulty, and is still in an inflexible position and can not be exploded.

As for the development of ceramic ink in 2018, Pengji Chang predicts that it will continue to be stable in terms of category, price and market share. However, there is much more to functional inks for the ink in the color segment, and the innovations in the subdivisions will not stop. For example, black, white, light, matte and other effects of the ink. Non-slip, anti-bacterial, or environmentally friendly ink has a lot of space. In another development, 2018 based on the third-degree firing of non-media ink will be available, the domestic real gold ink will appear.

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