An Insight Into the World of Ceramics – Part 2

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Among the several raw materials that shape ceramics, none is more iconic than kaolin clay. It possesses unique properties, including a fine particle size and high plasticity. Did you know that the word “kaolin” traces its roots to the Chinese word “gaoling” (高岭), signifying “high hill.” ? It was discovered over a thousand years ago, in Gaoling Village, Jiangxi Province, China.
The production of ceramics involves several key processes such as :
– Forming or shaping the clay (or “slip”) is accomplished through techniques like casting, jiggering (turning), and moulding.
– Decoration is an art form itself, with methods including glazing, laser marking, pad printing, stamping, decal or chromo application. Fascinating colours and pigments add a vibrant dimension to ceramic products. In some cases, precious metals are employed.
– The baking, or firing, takes place in shuttle or tunnel kilns, some capable of reaching temperatures up to 1800 degrees Celsius.
In Asia, Indonesia is in the top 5 makers of ceramics, and in 2021 its production output was :
– 330 million pieces for tableware
– 5 million pieces for sanitaryware
– 72 million pieces for roof tiles
Indonesia tableware production facilities include local brands such as Sango and Haeng Nam, and foreign brands such as Doulton and Narumi. New factories are being built, old and obsolete equipment are being replaced by new machines.
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