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The Mediterranean house: sustainable living

The Mediterranean house serves as a model in the search for new forms of circular economy in the construction industry by responding to the challenge of climate change while drawing from the architectural tradition. This type of dwelling is closely linked to the characteristics of the local area and is traditionally constructed with extensive use of Italian ceramic products and locally sourced materials.

The Italian ceramic tile industry’s efforts to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

The Italian ceramic tile industry keeps constantly abreast of the risk factors associated with manual load handling. In recent years, the industry has introduced a number of technical/organisational measures and adopted shared protocols aimed at improving occupational well-being and preventing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders.

Photovoltaic tiles

The Italian ceramic tile industry is working to integrate photovoltaic technology into ceramic tiles in order to develop a cladding material that will be capable of reducing the energy consumption of buildings and optimising the exchange of heat between the interior and exterior. The first prototypes have shown promising results for use in the most innovative green building projects.

Italian ceramic tiles need very little water for cleaning

Italian ceramic tiles inhibit the proliferation of germs and bacteria and avoid the wastage of water for everyday cleaning.

Lavabo Shape by Kerasan

New minimalism, new levels of comfort

Dark tones serve to create essential yet warm and cosy bathrooms, where decoration is achieved through the use of “non-colours” and judicious contrasts

Italian ceramic tile production plants comply with the CE marking

By implementing the recommendations of the “Guide to CE Marking” drawn up through a constructive dialogue between the Emilia-Romagna regional government, the Modena and Reggio Emilia local health authorities, the trade unions and ceramic industry employers, the Italian ceramic tile industry meets the requirements of the European Machinery Directive.

The ISO 17889-1 standard certifies the sustainability of Italian ceramic tiles

Approved in 2018, it is a unique, international standard for evaluating the environmental, economic and social impact of ceramic tiles.

Wincer, ceramic tiles with 85% recycled materials

Thanks to the Wincer project, it is now possible to produce ceramic tiles with materials originating from municipal and industrial waste.

UNIMORE LCA analysis of flooring materials

By comparing their respective environmental impacts, the Life Cycle Assessment showed that porcelain stoneware is more sustainable than other materials.

Ceramics of Italy for Sustainability

Ceramics of Italy for Sustainability: goals and tools

The Ceramics of Italy for Sustainability communication and promotional campaign has got under way with the launch of a video created by Milan-based agency Muse Factory of Projects on the institutional website ceramica.info, which will be shared through an extensive social media presence in Italy and abroad. The aim of the campaign is to communicate the efforts and achievements in the field of sustainability made by the Italian ceramic industry (tiles, sanitaryware, tableware, bricks and roof tiles) as a concrete result of the work carried out by the Association in recent months.