Published on July 14th, 2017 | By: April Gocha, PhD0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on July 14th, 2017 | By: April Gocha, PhD
Zeiss fueling its growth strategy by expanding into a new market in the semiconductor industry. Through its new Process Control Solutions business unit—part of its Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business—the company will address special needs for semiconductor customers.
German 3-D printed electronics specialist Neotech AMT has announced two new projects: Hyb-Man, an 11-member German-Dutch project for developing hybrid 3-D manufacturing methods for smart systems, and AMPECS, a German-Spanish project aiming to create ceramic substrates for 3-D printed electronics.
Kyocera Corporation announced the launch of the industry’s first 3-kW solid oxide fuel cell cogeneration system for institutional applications. The system uses Kyocera’s proprietary ceramic technologies to deliver 52% generation efficiency, the highest of any comparable SOFC system currently on the market.
Owens Corning announced that it has received all regulatory clearances and completed the acquisition of Pittsburgh Corning, the world’s leading producer of cellular glass insulation systems for commercial and industrial markets, for approximately $560 million in cash, on a cash free and debt free basis.
Architects and designers can now efficiently evaluate environmental performance attributes of glass products with the new Guardian Sustainability Calculator. The digital program helps users see how Guardian glazing make-ups can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems.
Italian flat glass processing association Gimav recently released its annual snapshot report highlighting the industry. According to a release from Gimav, the latest survey “revealed  was another year of recovery, made even more significant by the 2017 forecast for further growth in terms of sales, and stability in terms of exports and the domestic market.”
Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-mW battery farm.
Following market consultation, Industrial Minerals will be launching eight new lithium prices, with effect from July 6, 2017. Pricing changes will apply to lithium carbonates and lithium hydroxides.
China Ceramics Co. Ltd. announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Jun Liu as an independent director. As a result of this appointment, the company’s board consists of six members, four of whom are independent.
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