Published on September 15th, 2017 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on September 15th, 2017 | By: April Gocha
Allied has announced senior management changes at its corporate headquarters. As of Sept. 1, 2017, Jon K. Tabor took a new role as chairman emeritus. Jon R. Tabor assumed the role of chairman in addition to his current role as CEO. Paul Jamieson was promoted to president.
A new study investigates why so many American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model. Leading scientists team up to provide recommendations to stakeholders in the battery industry, drawing on an unusual source of inspiration—the pharmaceutical industry.
The Energy Department opened applications to join the second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory. The program embeds top technical talent with ANL to perform early-stage R&D that may lead to energy or manufacturing businesses.
At first glance everything looked good. CeramTec, an international specialist in technical ceramics, was posting profits and offering a broad range of high-performance products. This long-standing company had not seen any reason to make changes for quite some time.
When we think of champions of manufacturing today, we tend to think of some of the big companies, such as IBM, 3M, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, and Dow Chemical. But companies don’t form themselves, and patents don’t automatically mean innovation—people do.
Oran Safety Glass will invest $4.45 million to expand its specialty glass manufacturing operation in Greensville County, Va. Virginia competed against Wisconsin for the project, which will retain 75 existing jobs.
The internal shift within Xaar towards a more customer-centric model is going hand in hand with its journey to lessen a dependence on ceramics. And it is working, says CEO Doug Edwards.
State-owned parent firms China National Building Material Group and China National Materials Group were ordered by Beijing to merge last year to create the world’s largest building materials maker, surpassing Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim.
NSF announced 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and international partners in 24 countries.
For the eighth year in a row, Owens Corning has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for its sustainability performance. For the fifth straight year, Owens Corning was named industry leader for the Index’s World Building Products group.
3M has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This marks the 18th consecutive year 3M has been recognized for its sustainability efforts both in the U.S. and globally—making it one of a short list of companies that have consistently appeared on the list.
Jaguar Land Rover plans to collaborate with robotics researchers at Harvard University, as part of an effort to develop next generation technologies to create super-human strength in the factory of the future.
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