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NIIST Colloquium Talk on “Ceramic Glaze :- Role Advanced Functional Materials”

NIIST Colloquium Talk on “Ceramic Glaze :- Role Advanced Functional Materials”

Speaker : Dr. S. Ananthakumar


NIIST, Trivandrum

Date & Time : 21st June 2013 at 2.00 pm.

Venue : Seminar Hall

ABSTRACT:-Traditional white-ware, sanitary ware bodies and building ceramics tiles invariably require mechanically stable, impervious, water/moisture repelling glassy top-coats, conventionally named as ‘glaze’. Ceramic tiles sectors have made significant technological advancements in the manufacturing of tile bodies largely in synthetic raw materials, sintering, and product reliability. Other factors such as controlling the physical dimensions and aesthetic appearance are also given due importance. Unfortunately the Glazing technique and technologies have not been given much attention. The recent developments in Nano-Science and Technology has grown in multiple directions in the field of making functional materials. This talk covers an over view of the role of nano particles in the area of advanced multifunctional glaze for developing new kinds of products. For example, the self-cleaning concept in ceramic tiles is spreading and huge numbers of patents are filed by various companies. Similarly, glaze with special functionalities are definitely important and it is one of fields for the Nano-Markets. Analyzing the various research publications and patents for functional glaze is mainly discussed in this colloquium.

All are cordially invited to attend the seminar…