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Published on June 15th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on June 15th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


US bank backs first float manufacturing plant in Nigeria

The US bank Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency has backed the $71.9m build of Nigeria’s first float glass-manufacturing plant. The aim of this plant is to meet the rising infrastructure-driven domestic demand in order to diversify the Nigerian economy.


AR glass targets broader field of view

German specialty glass manufacturer Schott has recently introduced see-through glasses for augmented reality to improve field of view: a “smart glass” that it has trade-named Schott RealView.


Goodfellow offers new line of additive manufacturing materials and services

Goodfellow, a global supplier for materials, offers a new line of additive manufacturing materials and services. Materials include metal, alloy, and ceramic powders. Services include component design creation and finished parts from prototype to large-volume production.


Latest economic reports signal busy times for glazing contractors

Construction spending continues to increase in building segments that are important to the glass and glazing industry, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by Key Media & Research. Also, the latest jobs report from the BLS suggests employment in the industry is also up.


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.


Dynamic Glass expands to Austin with Berry Glass acquisition

Dynamic Glass has acquired the assets of Austin, Texas-based Berry Glass. In connection with the transaction, Dynamic Glass has hired Bob Berry, owner of Berry Glass, and his team to run a new Austin division for Dynamic Glass out of Berry’s existing location in Buda, Texas.


Batteries: China EV battery recycling faces challenges

An estimated 120,000t to 200,000t of accumulated waste EV batteries (mostly lithium-ion) in China could be available for processing between 2018 and 2020, leading to concerns over possible heavy metal pollution from lithium-ion battery cathode materials.


Natural & synthetic graphite: Tanzania mandates cabinet approval for large-scale mining

A senior Tanzanian government official has said that Tanzania will now only issue large-scale mining licenses after cabinet approval. The announcement is part of a series of measures aimed at tightening control over the mining industry in Tanzania.


With generous funding and top-tier jobs, China seeks to lure science talent from abroad

The Chinese government is opening the door wider for foreign scientists. The Ministry of Science and Technology issued guidelines that encourage science ministries and commissions to consult foreign experts and attract non-Chinese to full-time positions within China.


Gasbarre Products hires three new employees

Gasbarre Products Inc. announces the addition of three key members to its Press Division team: Lesley Kline, business development manager; Larry Dixon, automation & IoT program manager; and Matt Undercoffer, customer service application engineer–electrical.


Rare Earths: Alkane ready to join multi-commodity supply chain

Alkane has used its cash-generating Tomingley Gold Operation in New South Wales to advance its multi-commodity (zirconium, niobium, hafnium and rare earths) Dubbo project to a construction-ready stage.

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