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Corporate Environmental Achievement Award

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co. (SEL) and Sharp Corporation

By Deidre Haignere / May 19, 2016

Technical Achievement: Indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO), an oxide semiconductor, is drawing attention as a promising semiconductor material. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (SEL) and Sharp Corporation (Sharp) have developed and commercialized a new IGZO which is more stable and easier to be processed. This material comprises crystals but exhibits no clear grain boundaries between the crystals.…

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NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (hereafter NTK) has been manufacturing oxygen sensors since 1982 and has built on success in the USA domestic market to expand business globally. Recently NTK oxygen sensors have a wide variety of other applications beyond automotive engines. NTK oxygen sensors are characterized by stable output and excellent durability, features which…

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inopor GmbH, and Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany

By Deidre Haignere / June 3, 2015

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS and inopor GmbH jointly won the 2015 ACerS Corporate Environmental Achievement Award for their development of ceramic nanofiltration membranes for efficient water treatment. Membrane filtration is an important cleaning process in water treatment. Depending on the pore size of the membrane, a removal of particles, microorganisms (bacteria,…

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Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, and inopor GmbH, Germany

By Deidre Haignere / May 19, 2015

Technical Achievement: Indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO), an oxide semiconductor, is drawing attention as a promising semiconductor material. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (SEL) and Sharp Corporation (Sharp) have developed and commercialized a new IGZO which is more stable and easier to be processed. This material comprises crystals but exhibits no clear grain boundaries between the crystals.…

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SCHOTT

By Deidre Haignere / May 9, 2013

SCHOTT won the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award for its sustainable manufacturing processes for CERAN® and PYRAN® Platinum glass-ceramics, which are produced without toxic heavy metals and with water and energy conservation in mind.   SCHOTT was the first in the industry to produce high-quality eco-friendly glass in manufacturing SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic cooktop panels. Each year,…

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Corporate Environmental Achievement Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) was established to recognize and honor a single outstanding environmental achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics. These achievements represent either a significant improvement of an existing process and/or product, or the development and implementation of a new process and/or product. In both cases the process and/or product should demonstrate improvements in one or more of the following areas: reduction in undesirable effluent streams, expanded recycling of materials, and/or measurable environmental benefits over previously established processes.

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