NEWS BRIEFS Litokol celebrates 50th anniver- sary with zero risk products - As a result of its environmental and health consciousness, Litokol, maker of Starlike and Jewels Crystal Glass Grout, was invited by the EU government project to help develop Zero Environmental Risk products for various markets – representing a protection for lungs, liver, kidneys, skin and eyes that has not been seen in Italian tile sector installation products before. Cersaie 2018 scheduled for ren- ovated Bologna exhibition center – Some of the key features of this 36th edition of the annual ceramic tile and sanitaryware show, due to be held in Bologna from September 24-28, include two brand new halls that will be opened specially for the occasion, and a packed program of initiatives planned for both in the exhibition center and in the city as well as the majority of Ceramics of Italy members, who will launch new products at the show. First Ever CTI Challenge took place at Coverings 2018 – The “CTI Challenge” was a live event designed by CTEF training and cer- tification director Scott Carothers, and took place between rival teams who are both NTCA mem- bers and Certified Tile Installers. It was designed to demonstrate the work of qualified labor. LATICRETE marks 15-year SPECTRALOCKⓇ anniversary with prize promotion – Beginning this month, verified U.S. and Canadian (excluding Quebec) LATICRETE tile and stone installation contrac- tor customers may enter to win 104 TileLetter | August 2018