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Published on March 9th, 2018 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on March 9th, 2018 | By: April Gocha


US Army awards 3M additional $34M for helmets of the future

The U.S. Army has awarded Ceradyne Inc., a 3M company, an additional $34 million to continue supplying its ballistic helmet of the future. The Integrated Head Protection System uses advanced materials and more to give soldiers advanced protection.


3-D-printed ceramics reduce cost, leadtimes for complex aerospace parts

PERFECT-3D’s process for 3D printing of ceramics for complex components resulted from the collaboration of its parent company, Renaissance Services Inc., with the DOD, a major investment casting company, a chemical company, and an aircraft engine manufacturer.


Eberspaecher breaks ground for new positive temperature coefficient ceramics plant

The Eberspaecher Group started construction work on the new development building and production plant of Eberspaecher catem Hermsdorf GmbH & Co. KG. The products act as core technology for heating comfort in electric and hybrid vehicles worldwide.


ATS Armor enters OEM market as ballistic solution provider

ATS Armor LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Achilles Technology Solutions LLC and global designer and manufacturer of advanced, lightweight ballistic solutions, announced entry into the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market as a ballistic solution provider.


Kyocera introduces LCD panels for automotive head-up displays

Kyocera International Inc. announced a new line of high-performance, high-resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels specifically designed for automotive head-up-displays. These LCDs offer high light transmittance, high resolution, and the widest operating temperature range.


Air Filtration Holdings acquires Robovent

Air Filtration Holdings LLC, in partnership with The Edgewater Funds and Duchossois Capital Management, has acquired RoboVent, a U.S. provider of industrial ventilation and filtration solutions. The acquisition became official on February 1, 2018.


Ohio specialty glass company seeks buyer

Michael Pfaender, president of Sem-Com Co. Inc., a Toledo, Ohio-based specialty glass company, has announced that after more than thirty years in business, the company will cease operations at the end of April. Efforts are currently ongoing to find a new owner. Interested parties may contact Pfaender at Sem-com@sem-com.com or 419-537-8813.


H.C. Starck accepts Responsible Minerals Initiative tantalum conflict-free certification

The Fabricated Products Division of H.C. Starck has been certified for the seventh consecutive year as tantalum conflict-free in accordance with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI, formerly CFSI). RMI conducted audits of facilities in Newton, Mass., and Hermsdorf, Germany.


Deltech Kiln and Furnace Design achieves ISO 9001 certification

Deltech Kiln and Furnace Design LLC announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for the quality management system implemented at its Denver, Colo. location. The scope of the certification includes “design and supply of electric laboratory and production scale furnaces and related control systems”.


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