Published on April 27th, 2018 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on April 27th, 2018 | By: April Gocha
Applied Minerals Inc., a global producer of Dragonite halloysite clay and Amiron advanced natural iron oxides, announced a leading producer of specialty molecular sieves has completed a successful plant trial of Dragonite halloysite clay.
Workers at a rural South Korean factory are busy extracting some of the world’s most coveted metals, used in the batteries that power electric cars. But they’re not digging in the ground or refining ore. Instead, they are sorting through a pile of old lithium-ion batteries.
Morgan Advanced Materials said it had decided to exit its underperforming composites and defence systems business amid a broader rise in first-quarter sales. An exit would take the form of a divestment of certain products lines, together with a closer of the remaining business lines.
Building 51 in Schott’s Lighting and Imaging plant in Southbridge, Mass., has had the same name for decades. That doesn’t mean the building has stayed the same—the company is celebrating a recent $750,000 renovation and additional $2 million investment.
The DOE announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal power technologies.
The DOE announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage R&D of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported will address key early-stage technical challenges for production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure.
Wireless power pioneer Nikola Labs announced the launch of PfM predictive maintenance sensor system, the first and only maintenance-free solution with sensors that capture vibration and temperature to optimize maintenance programs for industrial and manufacturing facilities.
At a recent conference, the chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers spoke on the continuing challenge of finding and retaining a skilled labor force and outlined initiatives companies and associations are implementing to address the situation.
HRL Laboratories LLC has won the silver medal in the Applied Technology/3-D Printing category of the 2018 Edison Awards for their work in microstructure control of 3-D printed materials, which has allowed breakthroughs in metal and ceramic 3-D printing technology.
Materion Corporation is being honored for supplier excellence by Texas Instruments Incorporated. This annual award is given only to a very select group of suppliers whose dedication and commitment in supplying products and services meet TI’s stringent standards.
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 Sememail@example.com or 419-537-8813.
Charles Ross & Son Company, a leading manufacturer of specialty mixing, blending, drying, and dispersion equipment, is proud to announce the opening of its online store. Visitors to the company’s flagship website will see the new “Buy Online” tool in the banner.
Syrah Resources officially inaugurated a project in Balama in April 2018 in the presence of several local and national government officials. The Balama project has the potential to be the largest graphite operation in the world, increasing to a possible 350ktpy of capacity.
Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials, a leading provider of advanced material solutions, announced today that its range of boron nitride products will be presented at Booth 329 at Ceramics Expo 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, May 1–3.
Many mix requirements start with the need to blend powders of dissimilar properties into a homogeneous mix. It’s not uncommon for customers to discover that equipment either does not produce the level of homogeneity specified or the process takes too long.
A huge amount of ceramic waste in east China’s Jiangxi Province has been transformed into a huge pile of cash as part of the ongoing sponge city project. A sponge city is one in which urban precipitation is absorbed into the groundwater rather than running off into watercourses.
Europe will play a key role in the development of quantum technologies. According to a survey conducted at the Zeiss Symposium, nearly half of the 300 science and industry participants anticipate that Europe will be the world’s leading region for quantum technology in 2030.
The glass and glazing industry is busy with work in this strong economy, but labor productivity gains in the construction industry are more uncertain. Experts argue that there have been labor productivity increases within the industry and technology has contributed to that growth.
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