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Industry headlines

By / August 8, 2009

India Resources to supply 2 ceramic disc filters to Hindustan Copper The ceramic disc filter for copper concentrate dewatering was supplied by Nuclear Industry Yantai Tong Xing Industrial Company Limited and commissioned from August 2008 at the IRL concentrator at Mosaboni, where copper ore from Surda mine is concentrated. OSRAM ceramic lamps now has 100W…

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Ohio offering $27M for nascent advanced energy projects

By / August 6, 2009

Via the state-run Third Frontier technology development program, the Ohio Department of Development has announced that it is seeking $27 million worth of “requests for proposals” for its 2010 fiscal year (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010). ODD and Third Frontier are particularly interested in investing in projects related to fuel cells, photovoltaics, wind…

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Saint-Gobain ceramics facility lays off 70 workers

By / August 6, 2009

The Charleston Gazette reports that seventy workers at a ceramics factory in Buckhannon, W.Va., will lose their jobs by the end of September. The Saint-Gobain ceramics facility announced that poor business conditions are forcing it to reduce the number of employees. In the article, company spokesman Bill Seiberlich says about 100 workers will remain on…

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Video of the week – Joel Moskowitz on Ceradyne’s armor roots, new market opportunities and surviving the economy

By / July 29, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/joel_moskowitz_ceradyne.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/joel_moskowitz_ceradyne.jpg}] Here is a chance to get, first-hand, a business report from one of the United State’s most successful ceramic products company. Ceradyne Corporation’s founder and CEO, Joel Moskowitz, describes the history and ceramic technology behind the ceramic armor products his company is best known for. But, interestingly, he also describes some…

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Industry headlines

By / July 25, 2009

Carbo Ceramics relocates its headquarters The company’s new offices are located at Energy Center II, 575 N. Dairy Ashford, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77079. The company’s new phone number is (281) 921-6400. Sales and technical staff will remain in Irving, Texas to address the needs of locally based clients. Heason wins order for French synchrotron nanoscale manipulator,…

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Industry headlines

By / July 15, 2009

Solar cell surface inspection with 3D metrology Nanovea’s White Light 3D Non-Contact Profilometers can precisely measure glass surfaces, light absorbing materials and wafer bowing with superior accuracy and speed. Offered as a stand alone instrument or an integrated inline inspection system ideal for inspection at all stages during solar cell production. Allied Mineral Product expands…

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Recent industry headlines

By / July 8, 2009

RUSNANO to produce abrasive resistant parts using nanostructured ceramic and metal-ceramic materials The Supervisory Council has approved RUSNANO participation in setting up the production of abrasive resistant parts using nano-structured ceramic and metal-ceramic materials. The project was initiated by Virial LLC, one of the Russian market leaders in abrasive resistant ceramic and metal ceramic parts…

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Miscellaneous industry headlines

By / June 28, 2009

Four factors led to fly ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant in Knoxville, TN NPC to invest $5.9M in fuel cell material development Department of Defense purchases 19 fuel cell power units from Plug Power Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland visit Glasstech

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Miscellaneous industry headlines

By / June 24, 2009

SCI Engineered Materials receives $1 million thin film solar order Thresher Industries selects the Cal Poly’s materials engineering program to set up testing protocol Bekaert introduces one-piece rotatable AZO target at Intersolar North America 2009 Natural History Museum of London acquires an Asylum MFP-3D Stand Alone AFM

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New method for dating ceramic materials

By / June 7, 2009

Carbon dating has been used for decades to provide accurate ages of ancient organic materials. Now archeologists have a similar – and fairly simple – technique for accurately dating heat-fired ceramic materials: rehydroxylation dating. The method exploits the ceramic property of chemically reacting with atmospheric moisture after firing. This reaction causes the material to very…

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