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Published on December 15th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on December 15th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Panasonic develops unique vacuum insulated glass based on its plasma display

Panasonic Corporation announced it has developed and succeeded in mass production of thin, high-performance vacuum insulated glass by applying technologies the company accumulated in the development and manufacturing of plasma display panels.


First glass-to-aluminum seal: Schott’s new lid technology boosts capacitor performance

Schott Electronic Packaging in Germany has developed a pioneering solution to mitigate electrolyte dry-out in capacitors for long-term and reliable high-level performance. Schott is now introducing new capabilities to produce glass-to-aluminum seals, the first of its kind.


Kyocera develops small multilayer ceramic capacitors for mobile devices

Kyocera Corporation has developed some of the world’s smallest multilayer ceramic capacitors. The new capacitors reduce space requirements by 60% in surface area and 75% in total volume as compared to conventional products.


Charge dissipative coating enables compact ceramic medical equipment

A charge dissipative coating capability for ceramic parts—to be launched by the Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials at RSNA 2017 in Chicago—is supporting the development of increasingly compact medical equipment.                


Apple adds $390M to American facility in Finisar deal

Apple has awarded $390 million to optical communications component maker Finisar as part of its latest boon from the $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple fêted the award as a benefit for Finisar’s home town of Sherman, Texas.


Register now for this Leibniz Institute workshop: Women in photonics

The workshop “Women in Photonics”—April 17–19, 2018 at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany—aims to connect excellent female scientists at the beginning of their career with leading experts in photonics at research institutions and companies.


NSG/Pilkington to reopen Ottawa float glass plant this month

NSG Group/Pilkington’s Ottawa, Illinois float glass plant is scheduled to reopen in December 2017, according to company officials. A tornado damaged the plant in February, and the plant’s furnace started cold repair in May.


Asahi India to acquire Timex Group Precision Engineering through joint venture

Asahi India Glass has formed a joint venture with a bunch of industry executives to acquire watch maker Timex Group’s precision engineering unit in India, the company said in the BSE filing.


IPS Ceramics USA to launch specialty cordierite ceramics at Ceramics Expo 2018

IPS Ceramics USA has announced that one of the brand new lines being launched at Ceramics Expo 2018 (May 1–3, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio) will feature two types of cordierite ceramic. Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock.


AGC and Kinestral Technologies collaborate to accelerate global adoption of Halio

AGC Asahi Glass, a manufacturer of glass, chemicals, and high-tech materials, and Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio smart-tinting glass, announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market.



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