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Silver, Titania and antibacterial ceramics: the chemistry point of view

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Silver is a noble metal with a long-standing tradition. It is a trace element even present in organism’s tissues. Even though in small quantities, it is also taken by humans through food. Silver is being used in many medical and industrial applications as well as in different…

Ceramic production and antibacterial surfaces: what they are, how they work and possible developments

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Due to the recent events that have brought to public attention the increasingly tightening requirements in terms of cleaning and health protection, the ceramic district - that for some time has been offering to the market surfaces with “anti-bacterial properties” - is working…

Formaldehyde, ceramic production and environmental impact: an overview on a controversial chemical compound

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The Italian ceramic industry has been involved for years in a very important goal: the reduction of environmental impact on the territory within which it operates. For this reason it is constantly tested in order to prove its right performances as well as to ensure compliance…

Primers for inkjet: mechanisms and functionings

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Ceramic industry is today inseparably linked to the use of digital printer machines that involve the use of pigmented liquid inks. These new production systems have therefore required the development of specific mediums able to improve the printing process in terms of definition…

Digital Inks for ceramic production: what do we need to know?

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In the last few years the ceramic industry has been rapidly evolving thanks to the progressive digitalization of the processes. The digital ink printing system plays for sure a role of primary importance.

Surface Tension and proper glaze application: How to choose the right additivation?

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The surface tension of fluids is the particles’ cohesive force that acts on its superficial area. Thanks to the cohesive force, all particles in the inter-phase between the liquid and the air are linked together, creating an invisible film. This external cohesive force is…