In broadening its scope within the ceramic industry, the Italian ceramic and refractory manufacturers’ group Assopiastrelle has recently expanded its membership, changing its name and its website.

Now known as Confindustria Ceramica – the Italian Association of Ceramics, the group will represent a wider range of businesses and experts within the Italian ceramics industry. Its added members include the Italian manufacturers of ceramic sanitary ware, ceramic tableware, decorative ceramics, technical ceramics and clay pipe manufacturers. The new name succeeds and is party to all of Assopiastrelle’s contracts and other business relationships, its address remaining the same.

Assopiastrelle’s new website,, contains more than 200 pages, 81 downloadable documents and 1,500 high-resolution images. Its features include Press Room, Sectors and Companies, Activities and Network and Who We Are. For more information, contact +39 0536 818111 or fax +39 0536 806 828.