Iran has held the first International Conference on Tile, Ceramic and Sanitary Ware to once again focus global attention on this age-old Iranian art.
Professional artists and prominent Professors from Italy, Spain, Australia, and Turkey as among the leading countries in the industry participated in this conference. Development of new processes, and technologies, formulation and body preparation, glazing and decoration, self cleaning and antibacterial tiles, Productivity, energy and sustainability and Raw materials and machinery as well as development of ceramic industry in Iran were among the topics discussed during the two-day event.
With the annual production of almost 500 million square meters of tiles and ceramics Iran is the fourth biggest producer and exporter of this art in the world and the bulk of its export saves the country nearly 500 million dollars each year.
Almost four billion dollars have been invested in Iran’s tile and ceramic industry so far and the country has plans to raise its tile and ceramic production to one billion square meters per year in five years. Iraq and Afghanistan are the main markets for Iran’s products. China, Brazil and India, have the largest share of global production of tiles and ceramics.
By Press TV
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