Published on January 30th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD0
Ceramics and glass business news of the weekPublished on January 30th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD
China Ceramics Co., a Chinese manufacturer of ceramic tiles used for exterior siding and for interior flooring and design in residential and commercial buildings, has launched its series of Eco Plate ceramic tiles, an environmentally friendly ceramic tile product. The Eco Plate series is a lightweight, thermal insulating and energy-saving ceramic tile that is expected to enter production in 2015.
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. announced that its stacks have completed a further six months of operation and the degradation rates continue to be significantly lower than previously experienced. A linear extrapolation of the degradation rates indicate that the anticipated stack life is approximately 60,000 hours, which is 35% longer than anticipated in June 2014.
IPS Ceramics has announced that it has appointed Rob Brennan as Commercial Director, effective immediately. Rob has worked as commercial manager since IPS was set up in 2010 and before that held management positions in the predecessor companies of Acme Marls and Dyson Thermal Technologies.
A new market report defines and segments the ceramic sanitary ware market with an analysis and forecast of its size by value. The market is projected to reach $46 billion by 2019, with a CAGR of 10.1% between 2014 and 2019.
Aviation Industry Corp. of China, the nation’s biggest aerospace company, is among bidders pursuing an acquisition of U.S. car-parts maker Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc. State-owned AVIC, based in Beijing, could pay about $1 billion for Henniges, said two people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.
Avure Technologies, the leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure systems, has established an Application Center to assist fabricators utilizing advanced materials in the development of hot and cold isostatic pressing applications. The state-of-the-art facility, adjacent to the Avure manufacturing plant, is equipped with two hot isostatic presses and one cold isostatic press.
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has released their new 2015 full-color catalog with complete details on all product lines. The 2015 catalog introduces the new DV1 viscometer, Brookfield’s lowest-cost, continuous sensing digital viscometer. Enhancements to the top-of-the-line RST rheometer for quick, automatic gap setting on cone/plate models are announced. A new page devoted to software/instrument options is included to help users.
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