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Published on February 23rd, 2018 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on February 23rd, 2018 | By: April Gocha


NorthGlass completes world’s largest flat glass furnace

HHH Tempering Resources announced that its tempering furnace partner, NorthGlass, built the world’s largest full-convection, flat glass furnace. The furnace pushes the limits of oversized glass and furnace technology by processing 3.5-m x 20-m glass.


NIST partners with university effort for cutting-edge semiconductor technology

NIST has awarded its first funds for a research consortium focused on the development of new materials to enable novel computing and storage technologies. NEW LIMITS seeks innovative solutions that will allow U.S. semiconductor producers to remain on the cutting edge.


DOE selects Georgia Tech and UConn to train next generation of manufacturing experts

EERE announced nearly $4 million for the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation to lead a traineeship program that will address workforce training needs in advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing.


2018 construction forecast: Commercial construction poised for moderate expansion

2018 will be a year of moderate growth for U.S. construction, according to forecasts from economists across the building industry. Total construction spending is expected to increase about 4%, steady with growth projections for 2017.


Central Asia’s largest glass production facility launched in Turkmenistan

The largest glass manufacturing enterprise in the Central Asian region, Türkmen aýna önümleri (Turkmen glass products), recently opened in Ovadandepe and will produce float glass and various containers. Investments in the project amounted to $375 million.


ECTS creates new ceramic non-heavy clay group

Starting this year, ECTS will be expanding its activities and will be broaden the membership of the working group to companies of the ceramic non-heavy clay industries. Companies interested are invited to join the next ECTS meeting held on April 9, 2018 in Munich.


AIG to open new glass fabrication location in Alabama

American Insulated Glass LLC will open a third glass fabrication and distribution facility in Birmingham, Ala. The facility will be equipped with an insulating glass line, cutting table, and full convection tempering oven, designed to produce soft-coat low-emissivity glass.


SolarWindow announces collaboration with Raynergy

SolarWindow Technologies Inc. announced a collaboration with Raynergy Tek, a Hsinchu, Taiwan-based supplier of organic photovoltaic materials used by SolarWindow to coat ordinary glass and turn it into electricity-generating windows.


International powder metallurgy and particulate materials conference program available

The North American conference on powder metallurgy and particulate materials has launched its 2018 conference program for POWDERMET2018. The conference will feature over 200 worldwide powder metallurgy industry experts in San Antonio, Texas, June 17–20, 2018.


NIST announces 2018 Small Business Innovation Research funding opportunity

NIST is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. The competitive program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded research and development opportunities that have the potential for commercialization.


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