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Knowledge Base

Lucideon's Knowledge Base is an online resource exclusively available to Technology Partners which brings round-the-clock access to hundreds of thousands of pages of technical content. This content includes:

World Ceramics Abstracts Database

Produced by Lucideon, the WCA database is a key resource for global information on ceramic materials, processing, properties and applications. The database currently contains over 250,000 records dating from 1978 and is updated with new abstracts every month.

Sectors covered include: Advanced Ceramics, Bioceramics, Engineering Ceramics, Electroceramics, Traditional Ceramics (tableware, tiles, sanitaryware), Raw Materials and Minerals, Refractories, Building Ceramics, Glass and Vitreous Enamels. Coverage also includes Commercial and Economic Information, Statistical Information, Company Activities, Environmental matters, Properties and Testing.

Source materials include a wide range of international publications including industry journals, books and conference proceedings.

Full text copies of articles abstracted in the database can be requested from Lucideon's Knowledge Centre.

Standard and Personalized Alerts

This service enables you to monitor technical and commercial developments in your areas of interest. Choose from a broad range of topic areas Standard Alerts, or opt to receive a Personalised Alert matched to your keyword preferences. New information will be emailed to you each month.

Technology Reports

A searchable database of research that Lucideon (and previously Ceram) have carried out and published on behalf of Technology Partners / Members. Over 1400 current and past publications with access to full text PDF copies are exclusively available to Technology Partners (dependent on package).

Environment & Health

A section dedicated to environmental, health & safety and food contact materials information containing numerous guidance documents and links. These pages also provide access to Lucideon’s Environment Bulletin and Tabletop Technical Bulletin which provide updates on current and forthcoming changes in regulatory compliance, technical standards and reports.

Faults Guide (Traditional Ceramics)

The Faults Guide provides an introduction to the most common faults that can occur in the manufacture of traditional ceramic products. The guide covers faults that occur in making, glazing & decoration across the main product types. Faults can occur at any stage of the production, some are due to human error and others are related to technical problems. The guide is in a database format and can be browsed and / or searched.


Technical information and guidance on ceramic processing, testing and properties. Subject areas include whitewares, Refractories and technical ceramics.

White Papers

Follow and download the latest White Papers on a range of topics authored by Lucideon.

Library Resources

The library at Lucideon contains an extensive collection of books, journals, reports and conference proceedings, including a comprehensive collection of material on ceramics. Much of this material can be obtained on loan or copies can be provided, subject to Copyright Regulations. Lucideon's Information and Library Services are an important part of the support provided to Technology Partners, and also underpins our internal project work.

Interested in becoming a Technology Partner or simply want to find out more? Contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager - caroline.mullington@lucideon.com or +44 (0)1782 764422.

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