Ceramic and glass business news from this weekPublished on April 1st, 2011 | By: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what we are hearing (from press releases):
Schoelly Imaging Inc. announces an upgrade to its 4.0mm universal borescope, a modular borescope system whose interchangeable optic objectives allow inspectors to cost effectively change angles with a single borescope. Optics for the 4mm diameter borescope have been improved, resulting in greater luminosity. It also features threaded tips and working lengths from 135mm to 1460mm.
The manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems finalized a Model K1 sapphire crystal grower sales agreement with Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co.
Harper International has finalized a contract with the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Lab for a fully integrated pilot-scale carbon fiber process line valued at greater than US$12M. The line is a custom designed conversion process to support ORNL’s Low Cost Carbon Fiber research and technology transfer. Harper also has launched the next generation of custom oxidation ovens to process carbon fiber available at 300- 4000+mm tow band widths.
The company recently appointed Aaron Crumm to be president. Crumm, who previously served as the company’s chief technology officer, will now lead AMI’s continued growth and success. “AMI is already a leader in the fuel cell market and my goal is to see it become a dominant force in the alternative energy space,” said Crumm. “We are aggressively ramping up our development and manufacturing efforts.
DFI Nanotechnology announced today its new slate of officers and directors as part of the company’s recent re-structure of its operations. DFI’s newly formed Executive Committee is made up of company officers Adam Zax, president/CEO; Guillermo Seta, corporate VP; and Rubin Turner, corporate counsel. Other previously appointed key positions include Russ Slaybaugh, VP/GM; Todd Gentry, director of operations and strategic planning; Yasser Elassal, director of research and technology; and Carl Christ, director of on-site services. DFI produces and distributes a variety of products designed for the restoration, protection and maintenance of silica-based surfaces, such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz.
The company is offering a line of vacuum foreline traps for processes that create large volumes of solid byproducts such as those used for manufacturing solar cells, HB-LEDs, Li-ion batteries, as well as sintering of ceramics. Several models are available to accommodate different production process and volume requirements.
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