Ceramics: A Sawdust perspective

India, with production figure of 955 million square meter, is the second largest producer of ceramic tiles in the world just next to China. However, India accounts for just 7% of world’s ceramic production while China, world’s largest producer accounts for 45% of world’s ceramic tiles production. Further, India’s ceramic tiles per capita consumption is one of the lowest, lower than Brazil and Indonesia who rank lower than India in terms of production.  The ceramic industry can be broadly classified under ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and crockery. The overall industry is estimated to be around Rs 27,000 crore as at the end of FY17. Ceramic tiles accounts for 85% of the industry, while sanitary ware and crockery constitute the balance 15%. Increase in demand for the tiles is on account of an increase in the number of new households which comprise the largest portion of the tile demand in India. The government has also played a major role in the demand for tiles by initiating policies aimed at achieving growth in urban and rural sectors in terms of infrastructural growth.In fact, the tiles industry in India grew at compounded double digit growth for most part of the current century due to rising population, urbanization, affordability, increasing replacement to traditional flooring materials amongst others. Along with the growth, industry also saw a transformation of ceramic tiles from being typically hygiene products into adornment and aesthetic solutions for every household.

Ceramics in India: a Sawdust special report

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Glocera Wins World’s Greatest Brand Award

Glocera, a brand of Global Ceramics Pvt. Ltd., was recognised as the World’s Greatest Brand in the field of sanitary ware and tiles

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CERA to manufacture wall tiles

CERA Sanitaryware, a leading sanitaryware producer, will be manufacturing wall tiles. The company will set up a joint venture company for this

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Morbi – the ceramics hub of India

Globally ceramics industry has evolved through cluster approach. Ceramic clusters are characterised by the availability of raw material, nearby consumption markets or

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Somany Ceramics may hike price

Somany Ceramics is planning to hike the prices of its products in the month of August. Price hike has become necessary due

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ZERO by Ceramica Catalano, iF Design Award 2018, Discipline Product

The Zero range has given Ceramica Catalano its distinctive look. It is a well established project that signifies the high technological and qualitative

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Ceramics industry overcoming short term hiccups

The ceramic industry can be broadly classified under ceramic tiles, sanitary ware and crockery. The overall industry is estimated to be around

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LIXIL launches its first ceramicware facility

The LIXIL Asia Pacific, part of Japanese building materials and housing equipment manufacturer, inaugurated its first ceramicware facility in India at Bhimadole

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H & R Johnson on a comeback trial

H & R Johnson (India) (HRJ), 60 year old pioneer of ceramic tiles in India, is on a comeback trial. H &

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VITERO Tiles adds 10 new shades to its collection

VITERO Tiles from the house of Aparna Enterprises announces the launch of 10 new shades to its overall tile collection. The tiles

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Aparna Enterprises uses nanotechnology for tiles

Vitero tiles manufactured by Aparna Enterprises uses latest nanotechnology, giving them the perfect blend of style and functionality. The tiles come in

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Cost to go up for Morbi ceramics manufacturers

Last week’s Gujarat High Court’s order directing the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to close ceramic manufacturing units using coal-based gasifiers located

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Somany to commence its Andhra unit this year

Somany Ceramics will commission its Andhra plant in the fourth quarter of this financial year and the plant will have a capacity

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Asian Granito to focus on retail sales

Asian Granito, the fourth largest player in the domestic tiles market, is turning its focus on B2C sales. The company is expanding

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Kajaria Ceramics to foray into plywood business

Kajaria Ceramics, India’s largest tiles manufacturer, has decided to foray into plywood sector. The company will be investing Rs 15 crore in

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Roca launches Naia faucet collection for India market

Roca gears up to strengthen its faucet portfolio for the Indian market by introducing new collection of wall mounted basin mixers &

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Kerala born Prof makes headway in 3-D printed ceramics

Reeja Jayan, an assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Inspira Bathroom Collection from Roca

Inspira Bathroom collection from Roca can light up any bathroom with its easy to use yet classy and elegant fixtures.  The collection

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Ceramic exports from Morbi to touch Rs 10000 cr

Ceramics exports from Morbi in Gujarat is expected to touch Rs 10,000 crore this year. Ceramic tiles from Morbi are seeing increased

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Cielo introduces I Catini: Pure contemporary style as an expression of the past

Cielo is a leading company that draws on dedicated stylistic exploration and an innovative approach to selecting materials and forms to create

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Shiqule Nuhai, Hand painted by Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders, product and interior designer The Shiqule Nuhai is hand painted by Marcel Wanders.  Oversized vessels carry the weight of 17th century Chinese

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The HUNG collection by Scarabeo wins IF DESIGN AWARD 2017

Scarabeo is one of the winner of the prestigious IF DESIGN AWARD 2017 (thanks to HUNG collection designed by Emo Design). A jury

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