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Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

Ribadeo by Vives adds a jolt of color to the hydraulic cement trend interpreted by many ceramic manufacturers.

By Emily Bowbridge

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

Valencia, Spain—In the 1960s, Bob Dylan sang about boots of Spanish leather, but in the 21st century, praises are being sung for Spanish ceramics and tiles. The 31st edition of Cevisama attracted approximately 70,000 visitors from 78 countries to shop the latest stone, ceramic, and sanitary ware and building and design solutions from 673 exhibitors. Armando Ibáñez, president of Cevisama, noted that nearly 25% of the visitors were from international markets. Continue reading Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

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Tile: Ceramic companies leaving big impression with small carbon footprint

Ceramic tile has long been known as one of the most hygienically clean and environmentally friendly products the flooring industry has to offer. The segment is full of companies that take the matter of making a small carbon footprint to heart, and in practice, in a very big way. The following is an environmental update of what some companies are currently doing in the way of environmental friendliness. Continue reading Tile: Ceramic companies leaving big impression with small carbon footprint

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Cevisama 2011: Tile turns to art, fashion, science for inspiration

VALENCIA, SPAIN—“Come and see the future” was the slogan of the world’s second largest fair for all things tile, commencing for the 29th edition here, from Feb. 8 to 11. With 776 exhibitors from 36 countries showing, Cevisama showcased the newest innovations in tile for 2011. According to Pepe Castellano, vice chairman of the Spanish Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), it is the international fair that acts as a showroom for all its products. Continue reading Cevisama 2011: Tile turns to art, fashion, science for inspiration