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Upcoming Expo: Ceramics Expo 2022 IPS Ceramics

Upcoming Expo: Ceramics Expo 2022

Posted by Tom Evans on 29-07-2022

Following on from our recent shows at Ceramitec and Ceramics UK, we will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo in the USA this August. Here are the details of the show: Ceramics Expo One of North America’s leading ceramic exhibitions and conferences, Ceramics Expo brings the global ceramics and glass supply chains together to source the latest materials, components and technologies while discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the modern ceramics industry. When is it? 29th – 31st August 2022 Where…

Upcoming Expos: Ceramitec & Ceramics UK IPS Ceramics

Upcoming Expos: Ceramitec & Ceramics UK

Posted by Tom Evans on 13-06-2022

At the end of June, we will be exhibiting at two different expos in two different countries. Here are the details of both shows: Ceramitec A very important trade show for the ceramics industry, Ceramitec brings all the major ceramic companies to Munich for four days of talks and exhibitions. When is it? 21st – 24th June 2022 Where is it? Trade Fair Center Centre Messe München, Munich, Germany (See on Google Maps) Who will be there? Phil Green (Sales…

IPS Ceramics - 2021: A Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2021: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-12-2021

Each year, we publish a retrospective of the year that’s passed and everything that happened throughout it. You can read our look backs at our 10th Anniversary Year and the Year that Covid Hit here. In comparison, 2021 has been slightly less eventful. However, that doesn’t mean it’s been quiet. Korf Audio Ceramic Headshell [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="5636"] Representing years of research and development between IPS Ceramics and Korf Audio, 2021 saw the official release of Korf Audio’s HS-A02 Ceramic…

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

Posted by Tom Evans on 24-11-2021

The modern history of the UK ceramic industry is rarely told outside of Staffordshire and is mostly comprised of anecdotes from people who were there. One of these people is Bob Kelly, the man who set up the first US branch of a UK kiln furniture manufacturer, a branch which would eventually become IPS Ceramics USA. Sitting down with him at the IPS office, we asked him how he set the branch up and what it was like to run.…

IPS Ceramics - Five Tips for Assembling Your Kiln Car Structure

Five Tips for Assembling Your Kiln Car Structure

Posted by Tom Evans on 30-09-2021

The centrepiece of any kiln firing setup is your kiln car – the strong combination of kiln furniture pieces which securely holds your ware as it gets fired. Depending on the complexity of your setup or the amount of ware you have to fire, assembling your kiln car can feel like a logic puzzle and maintaining it can be hard work. To help, we’ve collated our top five tips to ensure your kiln car gets assembled correctly and remains dependable…

Alumina Tubes - IPS Ceramics

What are Alumina Tubes Used For?

Posted by Callum on 11-08-2021

Alumina Tubes, as their name implies, are tubes made out of alumina. They are used for a wide range of industrial applications due to their diverse properties. What are these properties, which industries use them, and how are they used? Let’s find out: What is Alumina? The term ‘Alumina’ is just a short way of saying ‘Aluminium Oxide’. Making up around 15% of the chemical composition of the Earth’s crust, Aluminium Oxide is a very common material that can be…