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Published on February 20th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

Published on February 20th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD

 

A look inside Fuyao’s glass factory—and why Chinese companies are coming to the US

Work has started on Fuyao Glass America, the Chinese company taking up residence south of Dayton, Ohio. Of course, all the news about Fuyao’s investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in a Dayton factory comes after years of stories about U.S. companies opening up shop in China. But lately, things are shifting: Chinese ventures in the U.S. have spiked.

 

Materion Corporation realigns organization

Materion Corporation announced today that it has realigned the way the business is organized. The company will be organized into three business groups: 1) Performance Alloys and Composites group; 2) Advanced Materials group; and 3) Precision Coatings group. Based on the changes in the way the company is being managed, Materion will externally report via the three segments.

 

Samsung plans three-sided screen in new galaxy smartphone
Samsung Electronics plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Both phones will have all-metal bodies and use Samsung’s most advanced processor chips.

 

Lovepac makes incredibly complex ceramic parts

The most impressive thing Lovepac showed at CES was a speaker grill fabricated with advanced ceramic injection molding techniques. Lovepac can make both fine structures and intricate shapes, but don’t overlook the multi-color parts either. Using injection molding and machining, the company can make intricate pieces with very tight radii and smooth surfaces, in multiple colors.

 

Curling and advanced ceramics look to the future together

It’s a strong signal for curling in Germany: CeramTec is continuing its support of the German Curling Association and will once again take over the title sponsorship of the German Masters 2015 in Hamburg. The development work started on the ceramic sliding surfaces for curling stones will also be continued: The first test stones underwent testing at the National Training Center in Füssen.

 


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