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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp.—started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace will serve the expanding Asian electronics…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 26, 2012

Zircar Ceramics’ recent purchase of 2,000-square-meter facility in Chester, N.Y., will be used for expanding the company’s CNC Milling, Precast Refractory Shape Making and R&D capabilities. Here is what we are hearing: Zircar expands manufacturing and R&D Zircar Ceramics Inc., the New York-based manufacturer and international marketer of a wide range of ceramic fiber based…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / January 5, 2012

Check ’em out: High-speed CMOS sensors are used here to control production machinery. Credit: Fraunhofer IMS. High-speed CMOS sensors provide better images CMOS image sensors have long been the solution of choice for digital photography. They are cheaper to produce than existing sensors, and they are also superior in terms of power consumption and handling.…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / December 20, 2011

Check ’em out: Red, green and blue OLEDs with an active surface area of 2×2 millimeters, being tested for performance. Credit: Deutscher Zukunftpreis/Ansgar Pudenz. Electronics made of plastic Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed an alternative to silicon semiconductors using an organic material, a type of dye commonly used in the production of road…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 20, 2011

Screenshot from video of Gorilla Glass 2M ‘ball drop’ test: 1.18 lb ball, dropped from 1.8 meters at 13.6 mph. Credit: Corning Inc. Here’s what we are hearing (some info from news releases): Glasstech looks ahead to its next 40 years with confidence Glasstech Inc.’s first four decades have seen the company transform from a small,…

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