And the winner is….!


We would like to congratulate Mr Kannan V.K, who answered all questions correctly in the competition on the occasion of the ECTS Virtual Ceramic Technology exhibition from 22 - 24 June 2021. Rajesh Nath from the VDMA India office personally handed over the prize - an ipad - to the lucky winner.

The virtual exhibition presented a lot of new information on more climate-friendly brick production. An Innovation Center had been set up specifically for this purpose.

On the way to climate neutrality, decarbonisation plays a major role in this emissions-intensive industry. In the new Innovation Center, the manufacturers of the machines and systems needed for this showed developments and products that are not yet on the market or have only recently been released.

The programme offered information on the installation of dual firing with synthesis gas in the tunnel kiln or showed how the user can save energy and up to 40 percent CO2 with a combination of different fuels. One company presented a CO2-neutral high-performance insulating material for moulded parts, another for tunnel kiln cars. The kiln car energy-saving calculator was also met with great interest.

Mechanical and plant engineering has always been a driver of innovation. Be it in the direction of alternative fuels, be it in the direction of kiln construction or production technology.

The following exhibitors took part: Beralmar, Bongioanni, Cleia, De Boer, Forgestal, Händle, Hellmich, Refratechnik, Rieter Morando, Sabo, Tecnofiliere, Teide, Verdés, VHV Anlagenbau. Messe München with Ceramitec was the conceptual partner of this ECTS exhibition.

Another highlight awaits brickmakers this year in Anderson, South Carolina. The Clemson Brick Forum, hosted by the National Brick Research Center (NBRC), is scheduled to return as an in-person event for the first time on October 4-6, 2021. ECTS will provide content for both the conference and the accompanying exhibition.