42 attendees took part in the 2011 Structural Clay Products Division Spring Meeting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 2-4, 2011. The 3-day event included a Welcome Reception, plant tours to Redland Brick’s Rocky Ridge and Watsontown Brick plants, informative talks, and a Suppliers’ Mixer. Seven of the presentations from the technical program that was chaired by James Hopkins of Swindell Dressler are available for download.
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- Harold Newman, Pine Hall Brick Company, “The Effects of Variable Extrusion Moisture on the Extrusion, Drying, and Firing Properties of a Shale Body Mix and How Extrusion Aids can Affect the Properties”
- Brad Cobbledick, Brampton Brick, “Layered Process Audits: How to Improve Quality from the Ground Up”
- Jonathan Livingston, General Shale Brick, “Operating a Lab in a Down Economy”
- Paul Palkovic, Hauck Manufacturing, “Pulse Firing Basics”
- Garth Tayler and Bill Daidone, Acme Brick, “The Use of Bottom Ash in the Manufacture of Clay Face Brick”
- Enrico Cantoni, SMAC S.p.A., “Use of Application Equipment to Control Product Reproducibility and Reduce Engobe and Coating Waste”
- John Sanders, The National Brick Research Center at Clemson University, “Capillarity, A New Way to Report IRA”
Review Photos from Structural Clay 2011