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Published on July 22nd, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on July 22nd, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD

 

PPG reaches agreement with Vitro for sale of flat glass operations

PPG announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., a leading producer of flat glass and specialty products. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

 

Three Japanese scientists win Ceramics Grand Prize

Three materials scientists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been awarded the Ceramics Grand Prize. This marks the first time in 28 years that the Prize has been given out. Professor Hideo Hosono, Professor Toshio Kamiya, and Professor Emeritus Hiroshi Kawazoe were recognized for their research into the creation and application of inorganic electronic materials.

 

Call for papers for the 15th Biennial Worldwide Congress Unitecr 2017

The Unitecr 2017 Technical Committee is pleased to announce that call for papers for the 15th Biennial Worldwide Congress UNITECR 2017. At UNITECR 2015, more than 200 papers and 500 posters were submitted. Next year and for the very first time, the event will be hosted by ALAFAR at Santiago de Chile.

 

3M announces new leadership appointments

3M announced today that Dr. Michael G. Vale has been appointed to the position of executive vice president, Health Care Business Group, and Dr. Joaquin Delgado to the position of executive vice president, Consumer Business Group. Both leadership changes are effective immediately.

 

China Ceramics regains compliance with Nasdaq listing requirements

China Ceramics Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, announced receipt of a letter from the Nasdaq stating that the company has regained compliance with listing rules.

 

Newcomers from China, Russia want a piece of aviation market

China and Russia are making their presence felt in the multibillion-dollar aviation market. With demand for single-aisle aircraft expected to grow for years to come, particularly from Asia, some experts think the new firms have a real chance at cracking the market, especially if they have the backing of their national governments.

 

Registration open for sintering seminar

Registration has opened for one of the powder metallurgy industry’s most popular programs, the Sintering Seminar. Only held every two years, this two-day seminar is meant for industry professionals either new to sintering or with intermediate experience. Topics covered will include information from basic theory and practices to troubleshooting to how to drive down the costs of sintering.

 

Ceramics makers at crossroads of change

Though China has been famous for producing high-end porcelain for centuries, Chinese ceramics manufacturers are now at the crossroads of change. Companies in one of China’s ceramics production centers have already made inroads in the highly competitive European and US bone china markets through e-commerce platforms and increasing investments to upgrade their production technologies and designs.

 

FEI’s new Themis Z S/TEM sets new standards for high performance imaging and analysis

FEI released its new Themis Z scanning/transmission electron microscope (S/TEM). The Themis Z is an automated STEM that offers the industry leading specifications for image resolution, analytical speed and quality, and light element imaging sensitivity. The new instrument will be featured at the upcoming Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, July 24–28 in Columbus, Ohio.


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