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Published on June 8th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on June 8th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


European Centre for Refractories to host International Colloquium on Refractories

The European Centre for Refractories is organizing its International Colloquium on Refractories, September 26–27, 2018, at Eurogress Aachen, Aachen, Germany. The topic is “Refractories enabling high-temperaturetechnologies.”


20th University Conference on Glass and summer school—Abstract deadline today

The 20th University Conference on Glass and Summer School invites undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about glass to a 5-day conference and summer school and to present their research to fellow members of the glass community. Abstracts are due June 8.


IBN seeks EoI for feasibility study

The Investment Board Nepal has called for the expression of interest from interested firms to study the feasibility of constructing a glass manufacturing unit in the country. The plant will be developed and operated through a public-private partnership or private investment model.


Rare Earths: Rift Valley Resources drilling to expand Longonjo’s rare earth resource

Rift Valley Resources is targeting the Longonjo carbonatite in Angola for rare earth exploration. The company is planning a drilling program around the inferred resource to map out the remainder of the rare earth potential of the weathered carbonatite.


AMETEK Brookfield offers viscosity measurement training

AMETEK Brookfield is offering a single-day course on how to get the most out of the Brookfield Viscometer and Rheometer measurements by providing techniques users can understand and use. The course is offered in various cities throughout the U.S.


Batteries: Panasonic leads the battery war with Chinese rivals

With the gradual decline of China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidies and plans for China to increase the ratio of foreign capital investments, China’s NEV industry could face a real market challenge.


Growing panes: will smart glass stimulate mineral demand?

As modern architecture increasingly looks to smart glass for its unique, functional and environmentally friendly properties, Industrial Minerals correspondent Cameron Perks takes a look at how this may stimulate demand for glass minerals, as well as certain metal oxides.


Corning wins Data Center Solutions Award for sixth consecutive year

Corning Incorporated’s EDGE Mesh Module has been named “Data Center Cabling & Connectivity Product of the Year” at the 2018 Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards in London. This is the sixth consecutive year that a Corning product has won a DCS award.


East Tennessee employing most advanced manufacturers since 2001

Advanced manufacturing employment in Tennessee reached new heights in 2018 with more than 425,000 workers employed – the greatest employment level since 2001, according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow.


Chinese firm to introduce financial technology in Africa to boost solar power uptake

Chinese firm Shenzhen JCN New Energy Technology said Tuesday it is seeking to introduce financial technology in Africa that will boost solar power uptake by targeting low-income households.


Energy innovation could mean thousands of jobs for Ohio, report says

Energy innovation in Ohio could have a big payoff: 20,000 new jobs and $25 billion in investment, according to a report released Tuesday. It lays out a vision for what making electric cars and solar panels and becoming more energy efficient could do for the state’s economy.


Advanced technologies drive new cylindrical grinding capabilities

While cylindrical grinding has been used for some time, its capabilities may not be fully appreciated. New technology, controls, materials and dressing processes, coolant and pump options, and smarter software make today’s machines worth getting acquainted with.


Indian federation launch special sessions to celebrate World Environment Day

The All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation organized special sessions to celebrate World Environment Day. The first session’s key message was to adopt glass bottles. The logos showcased India’s commitment to a greener environment.


Buehler obtains ISO certification for Vickers and Knoop reference hardness testing blocks

The Buehler Wilson Reference Block Laboratory in Binghamton, NY, has achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 by A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) for Rockwell, Knoop, Vickers and Brinell hardness test blocks and indenters.


Sem Com equipment to be liquidated in online auction June 19–22, 2018

Wilson Auction & Realty Co. Ltd. will liquidate assets of Sem Com Co. Inc. in an online auction. Items include glass production equipment, furnaces, up draw, v-mixers, rolls, and shop tools. Bidding starts June 19 and ends June 22 at 10:00 a.m.

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