Ceramic Industry

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Ceramic Chemicals

Up until the mid-1980s, Egypt depended entirely on imports for its ceramic products (tiles and sanitary ware). Since then local production has grown rapidly, largely through the proliferation of new private companies which have rapidly gained substantial market shares.

Today the market is dominated by about ten companies and total production amounts to about 62 million square meters (50 million in 2000).

Deflocculants – Gravity and electrostatic forces make the solid particles in ceramic milling systems agglomerate and sediment. In order to prevent agglomeration, i.e., to stabilize the slip, it is necessary to arrange for optimal repulsive forces to act between the solid particles. Here, the addition of suitable deflocculants and dispersants makes it possible to exert a controlled influence.