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Published on May 12th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on May 12th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Plans unveiled for £20m global center of excellence in glass in Rotherham

The Glass Futures project, the brain-child of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation in Sheffield, is backed by a consortium including two of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, as well as Siemens and Leeds University. At the heart of the project will be a furnace producing 30 tonnes of glass per day for windows, bottles, and fiber glass.


Sandia and Ceramic Tubular Products to partner through small business voucher

As one of five companies selected to work with Sandia through the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Program, Ceramic Tubular Products is developing high efficiency, low emissivity receiver tubes for concentrated solar power plants.


Corning accepting applications for 2018 Gordon S. Fulcher Sabbatical Program

Corning Incorporated is delighted to offer the opportunity to apply for its 3rd Annual Gordon S. Fulcher Sabbatical Program. The program offers professors the opportunity to engage closely with Corning scientists on research topics of mutual interest, especially those related to fundamental science. The sabbatical can last from six to twelve months.


New Kyocera ceramic RFID package increases read range up to 2X

Kyocera Corp. announced that it has developed an ultra-small ceramic package utilizing a proprietary multilayer structure with a built-in RFID antenna that can increase the read range up to 2X as compared with conventional packages of the same size.


AGC Asahi Glass’s Wonderlite light-control glass adopted for luxury train

AGC Asahi Glass announced its light control glass, Wonderlite, has been adopted for JR East luxury sleeper train, Train Suite Shiki-shima, which began service in Japan on May 1. Wonderlite makes it possible to adjust passing sunlight simply with a switch in the train’s front carriage.


CoorsTek wins Silver Edison Award for its CeraShield ceramic armor

CoorsTek announced that it has received one of the world’s most prestigious international awards for innovation and innovators, the Edison Award. CoorsTek CeraShield ceramic armor won the 2017 Silver Edison Award in the category of Applied Technology.


Somany Ceramics eyes pan India expansion of sanitaryware biz

Tile maker Somany Ceramics is aggressively expanding its sanitaryware portfolio, with an aim to make pan India presence by next year. The company expects the sanitaryware segment to contribute about Rs 400 crore in the overall revenue in the next three to four years.


Piezo Kinetics completes acquisition of Channel Technologies Group’s Ceramics Division

Piezo Kinetics Inc., a manufacturer of specialty piezoelectric ceramic elements and assemblies, has announced the acquisition of Channel Technologies Group’s Ceramics Division’s assets, including all powder formulations and inventories of finished products.


Anderman Ceramics’ appoints market expert to offer complete solution for cement and steel

Europe’s cement and steel sectors will benefit from a greater range of advanced refractory products with the addition of Julien Soum to Anderman Ceramics’ business development team in France.


NREL to work with 14 additional small businesses as part of voucher program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will collaborate with 14 companies to address their critical technology challenges under the third round of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program.


Lightwave Logic achieves high-speed modulation in waveguide prototype

Lightwave Logic Inc., a technology company focused on the development of next-generation photonic devices and non-linear optical polymer materials systems, announced it has achieved bandwidth suitable for 25 Gbps data rates in an all-organic polymer ridge waveguide intensity modulator prototype.


Owens Corning and Topbuild report settlement of contract dispute

TopBuild Corp. and Owens Corning have entered into a settlement agreement in connection with a commercial breach of contract dispute from the second quarter of 2016. Both companies plan to resume a productive and normalized commercial relationship whereby Owens Corning will sell residential insulation to TopBuild and its subsidiaries, including TruTeam.


Correlation-free measurements make it easier to measure parts with greater efficiency

With correlation-free measurements, Zeiss is launching a new innovation that will enable the automotive industry to measure and manufacture parts with even greater efficiency. This technology marks a massive step forward on the path to the Smart Factory of tomorrow.


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