WELL certification: what it is and how it is used

What is WELL certification? WELL certification is a building comfort assessment system that focuses specifically on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. Launched in 2014 by the International...

An ongoing commitment to reducing emissions

The Italian ceramic tile industry adopts innovative technologies and self-regulates to reduce emission levels and air pollution.

Ceramic tiles for mitigation of the heat island effect

The heat island effect contributes to global warming and has a significant impact on quality of life in metropolitan areas. So-called “cool materials” help reduce heat emissions by altering the solar reflectance and thermal emissivity of urban surfaces. Thanks to their intrinsic properties, ceramic surfaces fall naturally into this “cool materials” category.

Advantages and sustainability of dry installation

Dry installation is a ceramic tile installation method used for laying modular elements without the need for screed, mortar or adhesives. It is used for interlocking indoor tiles and exterior pavers on grass, gravel or sand. The technique has gained in popularity in recent years and also brings benefits in terms of environmental sustainability.

The sustainability benefits of rail transport

The Italian ceramic industry is focusing on rail logistics. 24% of raw materials and finished products are transported to and from the Sassuolo ceramic district by rail. This is more...

The decalogue of Italian ceramic tableware

Italian ceramic tableware is a sustainable and healthy choice. Thanks to its properties, ceramic guarantees optimal performance throughout its entire life cycle and is particularly suitable for uses that involve contact with foodstuffs. Drawing from the country’s long ceramic tradition, Italian manufacturers deliver high-performance products that are ideal for domestic and food service applications.

The advantages of energy cogeneration

Today, Italian ceramic companies are able to self-produce a significant portion of the energy needed for their industrial processes. This helps to save raw materials and protect the environment. The...

The Italian ceramic tile industry and logistics: the key to success

The Italian ceramic tile industry is one of the country’s leading sectors with annual sales of more than 450 million square metres of tiles worldwide. The secret to the industry’s...

Mater Ceramica project, mapping Italian ceramic production

The Mater Ceramica project was launched in 2017 with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The aim of the initiative is to document Italy’s artisanal, artistic and...

FONCER, the Supplementary Pension Fund for the Italian ceramic industry

The FONCER supplementary pension fund is one of the first examples of corporate welfare promoted by a business association in cooperation with the trade unions.