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Tehran Hosts Tile, Ceramic Expo

Tehran Hosts Tile, Ceramic ExpoTehran Hosts Tile, Ceramic Expo

The 24th International Exhibition of Tile, Ceramic and Sanitaryware, otherwise known as CERAFAIR 2017, opened in Tehran on Friday. Representatives of 170 companies, including 40 foreign firms from Italy, Spain, China, Switzerland, Belgium, the US, the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, Bulgaria and Sweden, are showcasing their latest products and technologies in the exhibition scheduled to run until Monday, IRNA reported. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said the production capacity of Iran’s tile and ceramic industry stands at about 700 million square meters whereas actual production is in the neighborhood of 400 million square meters per year. “Last year, close to $350 million worth of tiles and ceramics were exported,” he added.

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