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2017 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC TILES TRENDS

After successfully carrying out twice the International Ceramic Trends Conference, ICC launched its third conference one more time on October 13th at the IMAX Theatre of Foshan CGV International Cinemas. Over 400 local and international designers, leaders of the ceramic industry, media and special guests attended the grand event.

 

ICC showed its creative mind set by taking everyone on an inspirational trip while delivering the summary forecast of the 2017 Ceramic and Decoration Trends Report.

 

 

Trend 1: Large size tile is still favored.

 There is no doubt that from last year large-size ceramic tiles has become the trend, they continue, still favored, or even larger. But compared to previous plate shape, 1Mx1M square large size, bringing a new bright spot.

 

Trend 2: Gray tone is still popular.

Whether product design or space design, color design is always the most important aspects and elements. Throughout 2016, gray and dark gray products dominated almost all of the exhibition.

 

Trend 3: Small plates in various forms.

The small size of products has been with the large-size products evenly divided the small size of the product has always been outdone, in which the form of small plates in the most active in the wood, rocks, marble products have a corresponding presentation, and rich burn marks, do the old and other retro details.

 

Trend 4: New Interpretation of Art Cement.

 The rise of cement wind, so that everyone fell in love with the gray, we are thinking about how to do more realistic, more natural. Today, the “art cement” on the traditional cement wind has a new interpretation, differentgray cement tiles and rock or cloth pattern, bringing a creative breakthrough, from texture to texture are more details.

 

Trend 5: Wood grain tiles are more realistic.

This is the evergreen section of the major exhibitions, specifications, design are constantly innovation, and now also has a qualitative leap! Wooden grain tiles mold effect will be a huge impact on the times, through the mature digital inkjet technology and equipment to achieve the details of the texture of the product processing, more realistic!

 

20170117

Abroad Experience on Sponge City Construction

“Sponge City” concept of building start very early, there is no shortage of outstanding examples of classic cases at home and abroad, designers make full use of rainwater resources. Maximize the function of the building, to avoid the city water logging, at the same time gave the city’s architectural layout splendor.

Seoul, Korea: Improving Permeability Remodeling Water Environment

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has experienced rapid urbanization over the past 60 years, and has also been affected by the deterioration of the regional water cycle, as well as its entry into a world-class metropolis. In order to change this situation,Seoul improve the permeability of the surface to start, to enhance the land’s own water storage capacity,to create a “let the water can breathe the green city.”

Seoul City proposed five solutions:

Firstly, the government agencies as the guide to improve the surface water permeability. First of all in the asphalt, granite covered roads on both sides of the green belt, while allowing the road to facilitate the natural infiltration of rain, stage of the roadside sidewalk and parking lot of impermeable floor tiles replaced with permeable floor tiles. Especially since 2015, Seoul will ensure that the pavement and other facilities of the water permeability as a mandatory measure.

Secondly, to guide the urban demolition and renovation projects give priority to water cycle recovery. In the design review stage, the competent authority must first discuss the plan with the water recycling management department, and effectively reduce the impact of urban development on the natural water cycle.

Thirdly, to expand the penetration rate of rainwater utilization facilities. Starting from the second half of 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will publicize the value of rainwater utilization through the media and guide the public to enhance water circulation awareness and improve the utilization rate of rainwater in urban agriculture and landscape.

Fourthly, to guide the public Actively participate in water recycling city construction. Seoul City selected a few living quarters for water recycling, including the laying of permeable floor tiles, the construction of rain flower beds, set up rainwater storage facilities.

Fifthly, strengthen water cycle technology research and system construction. Including the water cycle the field monitoring system, the water cycle technology and the transformation model research.

Tokyo, Japan: Construction of storage tanks to enhance reuse

A few years ago, every rainy season, a heavy rain in the evening, one of Tokyo’s transportation hub near the Shibuya station is always water overflowed.

From the beginning of 2015, Shibuya Station area around the start of the overall development project. Including the station project, four development blocks will build nine new buildings, the station building will be built on the 47th floor of the integrated commercial building. But more attractive is in the ground 25 meters deep, build a 4000 tons of underground storage tank, equivalent to 8 standard swimming pool water storage capacity. The multi-purpose pool, when the rainfall is more than 50 mm per hour, it can be concentrated around the rainwater storage, instantaneous drainage capacity deficiencies, while Tokyo’s huge underground drainage system connected to the peak in the rain after the rainwater discharge. More importantly, the pool can play the role of regulating pool, usually a certain amount of rainwater storage pool, the rainy season off. After the ground water shortage at any time can be drawn out for the ground watering, dust, fire and other use, or even after purification for public use.

Tokyo’s drainage system works vast, Tokyo rainwater and domestic sewage diversion treatment, the underground drainage pipes a total of 15,800 km. On the ground Edo River, Arakawa, Sumida River, Kanda River many rivers aspect, the water system in the beautification of the city, providing urban water, while playing a drainage, the important role of flood discharge. 90s of last century, Tokyo massive construction, construction of a huge flood diversion project – “the capital outside the circle put water.” The theme of the project is a 50 meters in the ground, a total length of 6.3 km, 10.6 meters in diameter tunnel. One end of the tunnel connects the Tokyo city sewer and the other end connects to the Edo River in the river. In the event of heavy rain, the city can be pumped into the river with a large pump to drain it into the sea. In recent years, Japan is more concerned about the use of rain. In addition to the new building supporting the construction of rainwater storage facilities, the parks, schools have built around the reservoir, so reporters can often see the signs of roadside fire reservoir. Japan pays attention to the respiratory performance of the ground, many roads with large stones and asphalt pavement, pavement is also commonly used permeable bricks, greatly improving its permeability. While minimizing the hardening of the ground, more soil to stay in the ground.

THESIGN RIF.412

2017 INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC TILES TRENDS CONFERENCE

After successfully carrying out twice the International Ceramic Trends Conference, ICC launched its third conference one more time on October 13th at the IMAX Theatre of Foshan CGV International Cinemas. Over 400 local and international designers, leaders of the ceramic industry, media and special guests attended the grand event.

ICC showed its creative mind set by taking everyone on an inspirational trip while delivering the summary forecast of the 2017 Ceramic and Decoration Trends Report.

 

 

Trend 1: Large size tile is still favored.

 There is no doubt that from last year large-size ceramic tiles has become the trend, they continue, still favored, or even larger. But compared to previous plate shape, 1Mx1M square large size, bringing a new bright spot.

 

Trend 2: Gray tone is still popular.

Whether product design or space design, color design is always the most important aspects and elements. Throughout 2016, gray and dark gray products dominated almost all of the exhibition.

 

Trend 3: Small plates in various forms.

The small size of products has been with the large-size products evenly divided the small size of the product has always been outdone, in which the form of small plates in the most active in the wood, rocks, marble products have a corresponding presentation, and rich burn marks, do the old and other retro details.

 

Trend 4: New Interpretation of Art Cement.

 The rise of cement wind, so that everyone fell in love with the gray, we are thinking about how to do more realistic, more natural. Today, the “art cement” on the traditional cement wind has a new interpretation, differentgray cement tiles and rock or cloth pattern, bringing a creative breakthrough, from texture to texture are more details.

 

Trend 5: Wood grain tiles are more realistic.

This is the evergreen section of the major exhibitions, specifications, design are constantly innovation, and now also has a qualitative leap! Wooden grain tiles mold effect will be a huge impact on the times, through the mature digital inkjet technology and equipment to achieve the details of the texture of the product processing, more realistic!

20170117

Abroad Experience on Sponge City Construction

“Sponge City” concept of building start very early, there is no shortage of outstanding examples of classic cases at home and abroad, designers make full use of rainwater resources. Maximize the function of the building, to avoid the city water logging, at the same time gave the city’s architectural layout splendor.

Seoul, Korea: Improving Permeability Remodeling Water Environment

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has experienced rapid urbanization over the past 60 years, and has also been affected by the deterioration of the regional water cycle, as well as its entry into a world-class metropolis. In order to change this situation,Seoul improve the permeability of the surface to start, to enhance the land’s own water storage capacity,to create a “let the water can breathe the green city.”

Seoul City proposed five solutions:

Firstly, the government agencies as the guide to improve the surface water permeability. First of all in the asphalt, granite covered roads on both sides of the green belt, while allowing the road to facilitate the natural infiltration of rain, stage of the roadside sidewalk and parking lot of impermeable floor tiles replaced with permeable floor tiles. Especially since 2015, Seoul will ensure that the pavement and other facilities of the water permeability as a mandatory measure.

Secondly, to guide the urban demolition and renovation projects give priority to water cycle recovery. In the design review stage, the competent authority must first discuss the plan with the water recycling management department, and effectively reduce the impact of urban development on the natural water cycle.

Thirdly, to expand the penetration rate of rainwater utilization facilities. Starting from the second half of 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will publicize the value of rainwater utilization through the media and guide the public to enhance water circulation awareness and improve the utilization rate of rainwater in urban agriculture and landscape.

Fourthly, to guide the public Actively participate in water recycling city construction. Seoul City selected a few living quarters for water recycling, including the laying of permeable floor tiles, the construction of rain flower beds, set up rainwater storage facilities.

Fifthly, strengthen water cycle technology research and system construction. Including the water cycle the field monitoring system, the water cycle technology and the transformation model research.

Tokyo, Japan: Construction of storage tanks to enhance reuse

A few years ago, every rainy season, a heavy rain in the evening, one of Tokyo’s transportation hub near the Shibuya station is always water overflowed.

From the beginning of 2015, Shibuya Station area around the start of the overall development project. Including the station project, four development blocks will build nine new buildings, the station building will be built on the 47th floor of the integrated commercial building. But more attractive is in the ground 25 meters deep, build a 4000 tons ofunderground storage tank, equivalent to 8 standard swimming pool water storage capacity. The multi-purpose pool, when the rainfall is more than 50 mm per hour, it can be concentrated around the rainwater storage, instantaneous drainage capacity deficiencies, while Tokyo’s huge underground drainage system connected to the peak in the rain after the rainwater discharge. More importantly, the pool can play the role of regulating pool, usually a certain amount of rainwater storage pool, the rainy season off. After the ground water shortage at any time can be drawn out for the ground watering, dust, fire and other use, or even after purification for public use.

Tokyo’s drainage system works vast, Tokyo rainwater and domestic sewage diversion treatment, the underground drainage pipes a total of 15,800 km. On the ground Edo River, Arakawa, Sumida River, Kanda River many rivers aspect, the water system in the beautification of the city, providing urban water, while playing a drainage, the important role of flood discharge. 90s of last century, Tokyo massive construction, construction of a huge flood diversion project – “the capital outside the circle put water.” The theme of the project is a 50 meters in the ground, a total length of 6.3 km, 10.6 meters in diameter tunnel. One end of the tunnel connects the Tokyo city sewer and the other end connects to the Edo River in the river. In the event of heavy rain, the city can be pumped into the river with a large pump to drain it into the sea. In recent years, Japan is more concerned about the use of rain. In addition to the new building supporting the construction of rainwater storage facilities, the parks, schools have built around the reservoir, so reporters can often see the signs of roadside fire reservoir. Japan pays attention to the respiratory performance of the ground, many roads with large stones and asphalt pavement, pavement is also commonly used permeable bricks, greatly improving its permeability. While minimizing the hardening of the ground, more soil to stay in the ground.

2017010501

NEW YEAR BEST WISHES FROM LOPO

LOPO may all customers, all hard working workers a Happy 2017 and wish we are going to work together in the new year!

 

We are committed not only to the development of our company but also the responsibility of our society and environment. We will put our greatest effort to harmonize our mutual home with green products: LOPO ceramic cladding, Terracotta Baguettes, louvers, clay wall tiles, floor bricks etc.

 

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Team is the foundation and core of our company. We have a strong team of management, research & development and services. Being excellent is our goal and attitude. With the strong team, LOPO is able to bring more new products to customers.

20170105

Warm Reminder: Tile is not Thicker is the Better

Many consumers after purchasing tiles will find, tiles’ length, width and thickness there is small deviation, affecting the paving effect. Due to the lack of tile thickness standards, many owners mistakenly believe that tile is thicker is the better. Experts advise, as long as the quality of qualified, thin tile has more advantages.

 

Tile is not as thick as possible

Recently, in the major building materials market survey found that more than 30% of consumers do not know how to determine the quality of ceramic tiles; more than 40% of consumers believe that tiles as thicker as better; 30% of consumers believe that the thinner tiles to save space, but whether the thin tiles can withstand the test of quality, remains to be verified.

 According to experts suggest, in accordance with national standards, ceramic tile size of the long, wide error range: e ± 0.5% f ± 0.3%. Where e is the maximum error of 10 blocks of the same type, and f is the mean of the error of 10 blocks of the same type. On the thickness of ceramic tiles, the current state has not yet introduced a unified mandatory standards, generally determined by the enterprise, and its thickness and thin will not affect product quality, there is no official explanation, so thick and thin can not be used as a judge. The only criterion for good or bad tile quality. “To some extent, the thickness and quality of the tiles, but this is not the only criterion, the key is technology.” “Thin it does not matter, as long as the firing time enough, the density of pressure enough, deformation does not occur, the quality is Clearance. ”

National standards, although there is no strict rules on the thickness of the tiles, but the water absorption, heat resistance, etc. are provided. From the perspective of environmental protection, the thinner the more favorable to the development of the industry. 

       Checktile specifications diagonally

In accordance with national regulations, the size of the tile is allowed to have errors, so the general professionals will pick the brick before the first pick brick, the error of the larger bricks to pick out the first to prevent the error does not affect the gap caused by large Beautiful. Therefore, the consumer is best to buy the brick before picking. Experts recommend that consumers buy the best tiles out of the box to view. In addition to comparing the length and width, the most scientific measure is to look at the diagonal. Diagonal the same tile size basically no problem.

The industry to remind consumers to open the box test tiles, you can remove two pieces of the same model, two products placed in the horizontal plane, with both hands of the tiptoe parts back and forth along the edge of the tile slide, if the tile through the joints At the time there is no obvious sense of rough, indicating the size of the tile is better, the error is small. The smaller the size error, the better tiling effect. On the contrary, if there is a clear sense of rough ceramic tile, indicating a larger size error of the tile will affect the effect of paving.

20170103

Rainwater Collecting System Applications

1. Rainwater collection. It’s through the modular water storage tank to collect the rainwater resources used to flush toilets, pouring the road, watering the lawn, waterscape replenishment, and even for circulating cooling water and fire water. Can alleviate the current situation of urban water shortage, is an effective way to cut costs.

2. Rainwater soakway. It’s through the reservoir, replenishment of groundwater resources, improve the ecological environment, so that freshwater resources are added.

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3. Rainwater retention, when the rainfall is bigger than the urban drainage volume, rainwater harvesting module will storage rainwater to reduce urban drainage pressure, thereby enhancing the reliability of urban flood control system to reduce urban floods.

Scope of application
Rapid runoff ditch of airport runway;
Highway (road) water discharge section of rapid discharge construction;
 
New (retrofitted) residential rainwater harvesting buried rainwater collection pool;
Parking lot (open freight yard) Rainwater collection and discharge;
Stadium rainwater treatment and storage;
Landfill waste water, waste gas collection;
Wetland ecological shallow trench transformation;
Villa rainwater collection and geothermal symbiosis system;

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20161222-01

Do you battle with managing mud on your horse farm?

When you couldn’t wait for winter and all it entails to end, now you’re battling a different foe than ice and snow: mud.
Whether ankle deep or axle-deep, mud is a pain when trying to dump wheelbarrows, turn horses out or just complete basic farm chores.

Not only is mud an unsightly mess that’s difficult to work in, it can also be an equine health:horses that do not have solid footing are more likely to injure themselves due to a slip or fall. Horses standing in mud for long periods of time are exposed to bacteria and are more susceptible to thrush and scratches, both difficult conditions to treat if drier ground is not available.

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The good news is, Leiyuan Industrial develop newest horse paddock plastic grid take horse owner to offer muddy paddock
solutions.

Paddock stabilization grid is made of high-quality and very durable plastic, pay attention to environmental protection. It has good elasticity and excellent grip,can reduce and disperse the impact force for each component and make horses-riding comfortable.

20161222-02 – made of extremely durable and high-quality plastics, it is environmentally friendly and,thanks to its elasticity and excellent grip properties, offers the highest degree of riding comfort while treating the tendons and joints of your horses particularly gently.

Before using GSGrid, the uneven ground makes the horse easily fall, the rider and horse easily get injured; also if it rains,the horse’s hoof has sticky soil, it will be dirty. After using GSGrid,the ground is flat and clean,horse and rider can be very safe and full of joy.

20161222-03

Rainwater Harvesting System Airport Project

Jiangxi Shangrao Sanqingshan airport project covers an area 2243 acres, the passenger throughput about 300,000 people, 4C civil extension airport. Greening rate as high as 42%, the future of rainwater harvesting management and utilization of green space construction area takes 1000m3.

Time:April, 2016
Quantity:1000CBM
Module Quantity: 5000pcs
Material:PP
Void ratio: 90%-95%
Water Storage Volume: 110L
Load Capacity: 25T-35T/sqm

After confirming the water storage volume, determine the modules as per 105% of storage volume. As to excavation, while considering water storage, use waterproof materials to wrap the modules; then fill the soil back in a width of 50cm the least; add geotextile above the modules; and fill with soil in a thickness of 30-90cm. Pipeline needs to be left beforehand. Plastic modules tank is combined by polypropylene plastics unit modules to form a underground tank; use impermeable geotextile or permeable geotextile to wrap around; and it could form different types of tanks, such as storage tank, permeation tank and flood regulation tank. Raintanks are easy to be installed owning big bearing capacity allowing no mosquitoes, flies and alga; and after being used at temporarily built areas, it could be removed and delivered to other places to keep using. It is applicable for the rainwater harvesting and utilization of large communities, industrial parks, squares and plants.

Construction site: rainwater collection module splicing complete diagram

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Construction site: rainwater module composite geotextiles installation diagram

2Construction site: rain harvesting system module complete diagram

3We specialize in the production of “rainwater collection system ,” research and development, design, sales as one of the high-tech enterprises, with years of continuous innovation and development, our company’s technology,team experienced, professional and reasonable configuration. Whether it is product development or design and construction, we are force seeking excellence. “Professional focus” cast quality, “pursuit excellence” create value. As the lead modern China’s energy-saving building materials development “green building materials” products, and make greater contributions.

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Classical LOPO Red Terracotta Wall Tile Project – Hamburg Museum

Project: Germany Hamburg Museum in Shanghai World Expo
Time: 2008
Product Item: SD670/KW670/SD870/KD63/KWS6375
Product Size: 220x105x52mm

Hamburg Museum is a peculiar building, does not require air conditioning and heating, while it was able to keep the indoor seasons 25 degrees Celsius constant temperature, the building’s external energy consumption is only 10% of ordinary houses. The red terracotta wall tile building, about 18 meters high, is shaped like a “drawer” that opens in four directions, and is integrated with living and office functions. It has compact size, good insulation and air tightness. Thereby reducing the winter heating and summer cooling energy consumption. Sun, human or indoor electrical and other passive heat source of heat, can meet the vast majority of the room heat demand, the Hamburg government called it “with the ecology of the highest standards of sustainable building.”

“Hamburg House” is a total of five floor building, one to four-floor extension of the original building, “commercial and residential mix,”feature, divided into work area and living area, will be used to show the multimedia Hamburg people’s daily lives. The fifth floor of 450 square meters of solar power generation equipment, accounting for half of the roof, will provide the entire building operation required for about 80% of electricity. A three-dimensional “wish tree”, which runs through each floor of the case, is an innovative guided tour system that demonstrates the desire of the residents of Hamburg for future urban life, and Hamburg’s response to these aspirations.

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“Hamburg House” is decorative with exterior red wall tile from LOPO China, the red terracotta wall tile is not an ordinary tiles, the color and firing methods are very special, with high-quality clay support, density is very large, can provide good insulation effect. In addition, unlike ordinary flat red uniform appearance,the size required for “Hamburg House” is different, the surface of sand and gravel bump of the brick makes the wall more texture. The supporting system of the external walls chosen by the designer is used to carry the weight of the brick wall and to the main structure of the building. It has a plus or minus 3.5 cm vertical adjustment, is conducive to balance error.

The reason why Hamburg Museum can be able to energy-saving environmental protection is in detail that its design and processing of the fine to the full use of high-tech and new materials are inseparable. We remember that this building consumes only 10% of the external energy sources of ordinary houses, but also should remember that this data is achieved through what kind of way.

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The red brick exterior walls from LOPO China, nitrogen-filled glass, roof-top solar energy, and ventilation holes throughout the building provide a number of elaborate details that not only meet the low energy requirements of the Hamburg House passive rooms. Refined lively design also echoes the overall building clean and strong style, the color selected on the red terracotta facade tiles not only expressed the Hamburg Museum of traditional Chinese color understanding, but also convey a warm and comfortable life style, detail show designers Of human nature considerations.