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Development of a Non-destructive Sensor to Determine Density Gradient of Ceramic Tiles During Pressing

Objective

The occurence of density gradients in ceramic tiles during pressing is believed to be the main cause of defects during processing. Problems such as differential shrinkage and warpage typically arise leading to losses or down-grading of final products. Density gradients are caused by poor die design, bad practice and/or unsuitable particulate materials, with the resultant poor flow ability impacting on die filling uniformity. Currently, these faults go undetected until been fired, rendering them scrap, which is difficult to recycle and often sent to landfill. This project aims to develop an in-situ sensor that enables measurement of the density of ceramic tiles during pressing. The project is seen as making a short to medium impact by allowing early detection of faults thus reducing the extent to which value-added process steps are unknowingly applied to scrap ware. Detection of faults during pressing allows efficient recycling of waste material and use for pressing again.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

LUCIDEON LIMITED
Address
Queens Road Penkhull
ST4 7LQ Stoke On Trent
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 59 099
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Tari (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcello Romagnoli (Prof.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rymantas Kazys (Prof.)
TOPCER-INDUSTRIA DE CERAMICA, Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 77 560
Address
Zona Industrial De Oia
3770-908 Oia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carla Figueiredo (Ms.)
LAVORAZIONI EDILMECCANICHE ALBAVILLA LEMA srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 421 929
Address
Via Civati 5
22031 Albavilla (Co)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ponzoni Cristiana (Dr.)
ELEKTRONINES SISTEMOS UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 238 777
Address
Siltnamiu 23
54477 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vytautas Deksnys (Dr.)
Officine Meccaniche F.lli Rossi fu Cesare S.p.a.

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Mazzini 43
42019 Scandiano (Reggio Emillia)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pellegrino Rossi (Dr.)
Microlog srl

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Ca'del Miele 8/N
42013 Casalgrande (Re)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Cattani (Dr.)
CNS Farnell Limited

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Elstree Business Centre, Elstree Way
WD6 1RX Borehamwood
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neil John Gibson (Mr.)