TOWARDS A COMPETITIVE AND VIRTUOS CERAMIC PRODUCTION
ECONOMICK project seeks to help the European ceramic sector to reduce environmental impacts and increase competitiveness, by developing an innovative intermittent kiln for ceramic production, that consumes about 45% less energy than actually existing ones and, consequently, allows the industry to reduce costs, CO2 & pollutant emissions, and raw materials consumption.
This project is supported by three companies. SE.TE.C. srl technology provider for ceramic production, will develop and validate the prototype, and will test its performance in a sanitary ware ceramic plant of KERASAN, partner in this project. The prototype will be then evaluated in other industrial applications, in order to measure its transferability potential in other ceramic industries. LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING will evaluate the prototype’s environmental, social and economic sustainability through the LCA approach. SE.TE.C. will finally sensitize the ceramic sector and promote the dissemination of new technology by developing a strategy for its placing on the market, helping to improve the sustainability of the sector.