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Published on June 9th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on June 9th, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Corning to invest in additional manufacturing in Hefei

Corning Incorporated announced that, with the support of the Hefei government, it will invest in a new production facility for its Environmental Technologies division in the Hefei Xinzhan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in the Anhui Province, China.


New Saint-Gobain CEO sees growth coming from R&D

With a background in R&D, Tom Kinisky plans to put Saint-Gobain in a growth pattern. Kinisky, who on May 1 took over as president and CEO of the company, is certain the French company can capture more business on this continent.


NSF accepting proposals for research to enable innovation in advanced manufacturing

NSF is interested in receiving research proposals addressing critical fundamental research needs in advanced manufacturing, particularly in projects that may enable innovations in the technical focus areas of one or more of the Manufacturing USA Institutes.


Asahi India Glass to invest Rs 500 cr on new plant in Gujarat

Asahi India Glass said it will invest up to Rs 500 crore on a new manufacturing plant at Mehsana in Gujarat, India. The investment is being made to primarily meet the automotive glass requirements of Suzuki’s newly-established Hansalpur-based facility in Gujarat.


Aerospace engineer to get tough on ceramics with Office of Naval Research grant

Namiko Yamamoto, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was recently awarded $447,663 through the Office of Naval Research to study fundamental toughening mechanisms of novel ceramic composites and their use as alternative materials for high-temperature applications in the aerospace industry.


Pilkington offers fractography training course

New for 2017, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited introduced a fractography training course to complement its traditional product knowledge courses. The course provides the knowledge and develops the skills customers need to inspect glass breakages.


Belgian solar glass maker Ducatt files for insolvency

Ducatt had to start insolvency proceedings due to the insolvency of German solar module manufacturer SolarWorld. Around 50% of Ducatt’s revenue came from orders placed by SolarWorld, as reported by local media.


CAMX introduces first-ever Innovation Park

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX)—North America’s premier composites industry event co-produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering—announced that its fourth annual event will mark the debut of Innovation Park at CAMX.


Xaar’s technologies to drive business growth for ceramic tile manufacturers

At this year’s Ceramics China show (June 1–4, Guangzhou, China), Xaar showcased a number of exciting developments for the ceramic tile market which reinforce Xaar’s position as the market-leading printhead technology company.


Sika Automotive expands technical service capabilities at Suzhou, China plant

Sika Global Automotive announced the opening of a new technical service center at its existing Suzhou, China facilities. The center is designed for extensive testing of products as well as for systems engineering support for transfer of technology.


Guardian Glass projects win AIA Design Excellence Awards

Guardian SunGuard glass is the product of choice for three projects that are setting the standard in design and sustainability: Bristol Community College John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building in Fall River, Mass.; Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va.; and Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Va.


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