It is reported that the thin ceramic tiles that have been popular in Europe and America for many years are currently becoming the development direction widely recognized by the ceramic industry and have been encouraged by the national level policies. However, how to change consumer awareness may be the biggest challenge.
Thinning is actually a very straight-line thinking of ceramic energy saving: the thickness of ceramic tiles is reduced, mineral and energy consumption are naturally reduced, and energy consumption can be reduced by 60%.
In fact, as early as the 1980s, Japan has proposed the concept of ceramic sheet; by 2004, Spain's ceramic sheet has been pushed to the market; by 2007, more than 70% of European ceramic brands have ceramic sheet; by 2009 In recent years, ceramic thin plates have occupied a large proportion in foreign markets; China did not launch thin plates on the market until 2008.
According to experts, if China's annual output of 6 billion square meters of wall and floor tiles is calculated, the thickness of the brick body will be reduced by 60%, and annual savings of 7200-12,000 tons of raw materials can be achieved. The annual comprehensive energy consumption can save 30.6 billion kilograms of standard coal equivalent to 3 Annual power generation of the Three Gorges Project. At the same time, it can save 60% of mineral resources, reduce 50% of sulfur dioxide emissions, and save 30% of water resources. The benefits are considerable.