Terracotta Roof Tiles:

  • Commissioning plant and problem solving
  • Design of pressing dies for plastic forming, and all related processing
  • Design of clay mixes and shapes for U cassette, H cassette or roller kiln firing
  • Design of tiles for weather resistance and other required properties
  • Dry pressing of large roof tiles


  • Clays and milling machinery suited to the mineralogy, the downstream processes, and the products required
  • Extrusion processes including mixing, dies and various machines available
  • Decoration processes including oxides and additives, application methods, and texturing processes
  • Glaze and engobe oxide chemistry and solution suspensions
  • Cutting, handling and setting equipment
  • Kilns: control of tunnel kilns including tunnel and chamber dryers, and processes to suit the clay types and final product properties
  • Familiar with major machinery, equipment and materials suppliers
  • Maintenance issues including wear parts
  • Laboratory testing and scientific proof for concepts required to solve larger factory issues

Photos here are when commissioning plant at Jingdezhen Roof tile Factory, June 2019.