Chapter 40. ISO Standards for Ceramic Floor and Wall Tile: Present Situation and Outlook

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. C. Palmonari and
  2. A. Tenaglia

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch40

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Palmonari, C. and Tenaglia, A. (1991) ISO Standards for Ceramic Floor and Wall Tile: Present Situation and Outlook, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch40

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374979

Online ISBN: 9780470313183

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Keywords:

  • ceramic floor tile;
  • international organization for standardization;
  • australia;
  • surface abrasion;
  • moisture expansion

Summary

After a short survey on the work performed by ISO/TC 189 “Ceramic Tile,” the main innovation introduced and the points at present under discussion are illustrated, especially in view of harmonizing ASTMIEN standards and taking into account the new developments both in the fabrication technology and in the quality and performance of products. Besides chemical and mechanical properties, particular emphasis is given to new characteristics not yet covered by the international standards, such as coefficient of friction, release of lead and cadmium from glaze surfaces, and resistance to particular staining agents.