Published on August 25th, 2017 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on August 25th, 2017 | By: April Gocha
HRL Laboratories, LLC, has received an award as part of NASA’s Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion program to develop additive manufactured ceramic rocket engine components.
CoorsTek announced that Colorado’s United States Senator Cory Gardner and members of his staff toured the CoorsTek Center for Advanced Materials in Golden on August 17. Opened in 2016, the Center is one of the most important advanced materials research and development hubs in the world today.
Keith J. Bowman has begun his tenure as the new dean of University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s College of Engineering and Information Technology. He joined UMBC on August 1, 2017, from San Francisco State University in California.
Allied Mineral Products has entered into an agreement with Blasch Precision Ceramics as the exclusive distributor of the Blasch engineered CeraLoop channel furnace lining for use in the zinc, galvanized alloys, brass, and bronze markets worldwide.
American cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp. announced successfully surpassing the 1000-hour continuous on-time durability test for the company’s cadmium-free quantum dots in a remote LED application.
Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials announced the launch of its combat boron nitride grade SiZBN, particularly geared towards molten metal applications where high temperature strength and wear resistance is the key.
America Makes announces the launch of its new, redesigned website at www.americamakes.us that reflects the ongoing evolution of both the institute and the needs of its growing membership community.
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has acquired Mississippi Sand LLC, a leading, low-cost frac sand mining and logistics company based in St. Louis, Mo., for $95.4 million in cash. The plant, located in Festus, Mo., is capable of producing 1.2 million tons annually of mostly fine grade sand.
ConstructConnect revised its U.S. construction starts growth projection for 2017, according to the firm’s third quarter forecast report. It projects construction starts will grow by 4.5% in 2017 compared to 2016.
Forbes recently released its 2017 Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies. The list features several firms within the glass industry, including Saint-Gobain and Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
Bill Gates believes that novel energy R&D has the potential to make a significant difference and has called for an ‘energy miracle’ innovation that providers cheaper, cleaner energy. To achieve this goal, Terrapower, a firm based in Bellevue, Wash., which is working on a new type of nuclear energy technology.
The Clean Energy Institute, a research unit at the University of Washington, created the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies.
Japanese corporation LIXIL Group will sell all of its shares of global glazing contractor Permasteelisa to China-based Grandland Holdings Group Ltd., the companies announced Monday. The transaction is valued at approximately $550.2 million.
Scores of foreign and domestic companies were expected to take part in the first International Exhibition of Glass and Related Industries in Tehran, August 23–26. The expo aimed to provide glass production firms the opportunity to gain knowledge about advancements in this field and exchange information.
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