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Whitewares Training

As an internationally recognized expert in ceramics, our whitewares courses are aimed at tableware, tile and sanitaryware manufacturers, as well as retailers and suppliers.

Designed to be interactive, our tutors will draw upon their decades of experience to provide attendees with both the theoretical and practical aspects of manufacturing processes that can be applied to the everyday challenges faced by industry.

With a series of modules either at our headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, and customized on-site training or webinars to meet specific business requirements, our experts will share their knowledge, skills and experience with your teams whatever their business function, from technical and manufacturing through to processing, marketing and sales.

Forthcoming Modules at Lucideon's Headquarters

The open courses are limited to a maximum of 12 attendees; this allows delegates to discuss challenges with the trainers, interact and share experiences with other organisations.

2018 Schedule: August - November

Date Module Name Module No.
Thursday 20 September Glaze & Glaze Applications L8
Wednesday 24 October Introduction to Everyday Ceramic Calculations L18
Tuesday 27 November Pressure Casting L12
Wednesday 28 November Spray Drying L19
Thursday 29 November Rheology - Fluid Properties Control in Ceramics L20

Modules & Summaries

We have developed a range of modules for tableware, tileware and sanitaryware manufacturers and retailers.  These include:

Understanding Ceramics, Materials Selection, Casting Slip School, Drying, Kiln Firing, Plaster Moulds, Forming Processes, Glaze & Glaze Application, Testing of Ceramic Materials & Products, Introduction to Ceramic Tableware & Giftware for the Retail Sector, Tableware Manufacturing, Pressure Casting, Tile Manufacturing, and Introduction to Sanitaryware.

» Module summaries [PDF]

» Ceramic Whitewares Training data sheet [PDF]

» Ceramic Whitewares Training 2018 flyer [PDF]

Course Materials

Course notes/workbooks are provided for each module/course.  At the end of each module/course there will be a Q&A session which will allow attendees to review their learning and understanding.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss any technical challenges they may currently be facing.

Course Tutors

Find out about the course tutors below.

Ian Campbell - Project Leader
Expertise in: Glass Technology, Tableware and Controlled Release.

Nigel Leak - Project Leader
Expertise in: Ceramic Tableware.

Andrew Perry - Group Ceramic Processes Leader
Expertise in: Ceramics, Whitewares, Sanitaryware, Process Optimization, Product Development.

Each module will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm (approximately).

To find out more about the training courses, please contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager on +44 (0)1782 764422 or caroline.mullington@lucideon.com

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You can register your interest for open module(s), a customized on-site course or training webinar by completing the form below.

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