On 20-24 July, 2020, Uniceracmis Expo, the largest ceramics exhibition in the world in 2020, was held in Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, Foshan, China. The exhibition has 10 halls covering an area of 120,000 square meters, with more than 400 exhibitors displaying their latest products and technologies. A total of 116815 visitors were attracted to the expo.
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Not only Marcopolo, Nabel, Guanzhu, Monalisa, Hongyu, Kito, Eagle 2086, Winto, Summit, Xiejin, Gelaisi, Deer Tile, Venizea, Sanfi, Jinduo, Snowwolf, Goodoor, and Thinkhome but also domestic and foreign slab enterprises such as Laminam, Newpearl, Inol, New Rock Element Home, Quansheng, Jinqiang, NHL, Nexion, and Lioli participated in the Expo. What’s more, in the meantime, System, Esmalglass-Itaca, SITI B&T, LB, Ferro, KEDA, HLT, DLT, Hope, Meijia, NKT, and Dowstone also displayed the latest equipment, processes and technologies.
Numerous big names of the ceramic and home furnishing industry participated in the opening ceremony of the exhibition, including Ye Delin, the president of Newpearl Ceramics, Liang Tongcan, the president of Hongyu Group, Xiao Hua and Xiao Libiao, the president and CEO of Monalisa Tiles, Xie Yuezeng, the executive vice president of Marcopolo Ceramics, Yu Aimin, the vice-president of research and development of Nabel Ceramics and Bian Cheng, the president of KEDA industrial Group, etc.
What’s more, representatives of Foshan Government and related association and presidents of ceramic, furniture, and natural stone organizations also participated in the ceremony as well.
During the ceremony, the world's first "Slab Industry Cross-border Alliance" was established by leading enterprises in the field of big slab, furniture, natural stone and design, aiming to provide consumers with better big slab products and services, and help the material to be commonplace in every family.
The four brands of Newpearl Ceramics Group has displayed big slabs with different types, among them, Guanzhu Ceramics exhibited the light-weight and high-strength big slab with sizes of 1600×3200×3mm, which can be bent to 12-15 degrees.
Summit Ceramics displayed intelligent kitchen islands, which can be controlled by palmprint, showing the application of cutting-edge technology for big slabs. The intelligent heating slabs has tackled the problem of uneven heating, and the cost of electricity can be as low as 1 yuan per 3 hours.
With an area of 1,600 square meters, Hongyu Ceramics is a must-visit at the exhibition. The company launched the innovative and environmental friendly products with sizes including 600×600 mm, 600×900 mm, and 600×1200 mm, and thicknesses of 15.5 mm and 18 mm, which can replace natural stones.
Monalisa Tiles mainly launched the Galaxy Star and Super Stone series, with the largest size up to 1600×3600 mm, which is a unique product displayed in the expo. The overall home furnishing application created by Super Stone series brings a strong visual impact and shows the wide range applicaiton of big slabs as well.
Nabel Ceramics released the new full-body big slab applying its original full-body technology and realized full-body in textures, materials, and colors, solving the problem of “white line” in traditional full-body tiles.
"We won't focus only on the economic benefits, but also investment in the research, development and innovation as long as it is beneficial for the industry," Nabel said.
Marcopolo Group displayed the calligraphy and painting of the Palace Museum, which are recreated on ceramic tiles. The company gave a perfect illustration of "the nation is the world", and are dedicated to promoting the traditional Chinese culture to the world.
The Chinese ancient golden tile, which is worth as much as 400 thousand yuan, is the inspiration of the Ink Golden Tiles series shown at the booth of Eagle 2086 Ceramics, which is designed by IAC Emeritus President Jacques Kaufmann.
Inoi Ceramics launched new big slabs with sizes of 800×2600 mm, 1600×3200 mm and 1600×2800 mm and displayed various design and color product series in the expo.
In addition, Inoi is able to provide a complete solution to meed all needs for home decoration, where big slabs can be used as background walls, bay windows, stairs, countertops, tabletops, wardrobe, etc.
As a fashionable ceramic brand, Winto Ceramics designed its booth in a new and fashionable style. It combined the traditional Chinese culture and modern elements with the new products including full-body tiles, healthy tiles, Plus slabs and super white slabs.
Deer Tile’s products adopted its original patented Wear-resistant Glaze technology, and applied glaze from Colorobbia, the leading glaze producer in the world, making the wear resistance of the product 3 times higher than that of ordinary tiles.
Mount Emei Jintao displayed its Luxury and Chinese Style series of big slabs with a size of 1200×2600 mm. In addition, the company also displayed big slabs with sizes including 1220×2600×15 mm, 800×2600×15 mm, 820×2020×12 mm and 820×1420×6 mm. Some customized products were also presented at the booth.
According to Jintao, they are able to surve custom slabs with custom tuxtures and colors to individual consumers. The company adopted dry applicaton and polishing process to make sure the product was done with a very smooth surface.
Jinqiang Slab is one of the brands of Nengqiang· Qianghui Group. It exhibited 3 product series with the largest size of 1650×3950 mm and covering the thickness of 3-22 mm. Besides, services for customization is available.
New Rock Element Home and LAMINAM
At the exhibition, several big slab brands such as New Rock Element Home and LAMINAM launched 3 mm big slabs. They are all able to produce products of a wide range of thicknesses including 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 12mm and 20mm.
Kito , Xin Zhong Yuan Ceramics and Xiejin
Taking Xitang Water Village in Zhejiang, China as the prototype of the design of it's booth, Kito displayed big slabs, ceramic tiles and foam ceramics in the expo , which has presented a poetic world.
Xin Zhong Yuan Ceramics showcased a brand-new original product featuring the element of Chinese ink wash painting, while Xiejin designed the products in the local style of Suzhou, China and oriental Zen.
Actually, elements of Chinese style are very common in the products shown at the exhibition, which shows that Chinese ceramic enterprises are thinking and exploring their national culture while learning advanced Western ceramic technology, forming a new trend and style in products.
Yinmei, Goodoor, Guoxing, and Wanli
Besides big slabs, thick tile is another product trend at the exhibition. For example, Fujian ceramic companies such as Yinmei, Goodoor, Guoxing, and Wanli launched 2 mm-25 mm thick slabs. And Yinmei exhibited landscape tiles with thicknesses of 18, 20, and 25 mm and a maximum size of 900×1800 mm, while Goodoor shown 12 mm granite full-body thick slabs and 20 mm stone tiles for courtyard decoration.
Erdian Baba cooperated with Nexion to display big slas with the size of 1200×2400 mm ×9 mm and provide a special offer to costomers with the lowest price of 118 yuan per square meter.
Following are some images of the exhibition: