New technology fires up ceramic production

10:44 | 25/08/2017 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The Quang Vinh Company Limited recently improved its technology and put into operation a new production line to manufacture high-grade ceramic products for domestic sale and export. 

new technology fires up ceramic production

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, in recent years Vietnam has developed a significant advantage in exporting ceramic products. Japan is the largest importer of Vietnamese ceramic products, with annual value reaching US$69.6 million, accounting for 16.1 percent of the total. Other major importers include the US and Chinese Taipei.

However, due to low capacity and outdated technology and machinery, most ceramic production facilities consume large amounts of materials and fuel and therefore, domestic ceramic products can hardly compete in price with products of other countries in the region. To enhance the value of Vietnamese ceramic products, many businesses have intensified the application of new technology in production to create high-quality products at reasonable costs.

The Quang Vinh Company Limited, based in Hanoi’s Bat Trang Commune of Gia Lam District, is an example. The company has nearly 30 years of experience in manufacturing ceramic products for export. Its products have been exported to discerning markets, such as the US, Japan, France, Germany, Chile, Colombia and Denmark. To handle growing competition and customer demand, since 2012 the company has been investing in improving its technology and production line to increase manufacturing capacity, diversify and enhance the quality of its products.

According to company director Ha Thi Vinh, with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology and scientists, the company has successfully applied new technology in processing thin ceramics and created a semi-automated pouring system. New technology allows the company to gather all waste heat from the furnace for reuse, reducing fuel consumption by 25 percent, minimizing exhaust fumes and reducing production cost by 36 percent. These efforts have helped the company enhance productivity, minimize environmental pollution and improve working conditions. The company has generated jobs for nearly 100 local workers with annual incomes ranging from VND130-140 million per person.

Ha Thi Vinh said the company will continue its efforts to apply new technology in production to create higher quality products. At the same time, she added, the company will expand its market to increase sales.

Thanh Tam