Chapter 38. Will the Proposed ISO Ceramic Tile Standards Meet Consumer Expectations?

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Richard Bowman

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch38

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Bowman, R. (2008) Will the Proposed ISO Ceramic Tile Standards Meet Consumer Expectations?, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch38

Author Information

  1. CSIRO Division of Building, Construction, and Engineering Highett, VIC 3190 Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • considerable;
  • dificulties;
  • universal;
  • confusion;
  • existing

Summary

While the draft ISO standards for ceramic tiles represent a considerable advance on existing national standards, there will inevitably be some difficulties associated with their adoption during the transition phase. These will mainly be associated with adjusting to modifications in test procedures, becoming familiar with new test methods, and universal education as to the interpretation and application of the acquired results. As small differences in test procedural technique can potentially affect the classification of tiles, contingency plans must be developed to minimize confusion and any possibility of inappropriate specification.