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Honoring ACerS awards class of 2018, plus more inside September ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / August 16, 2018

The Society announces awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the 120th Annual Meeting in October to recognize significant contributions to the engineered ceramic and glass field by members and corporations.

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How will ceramic materials fare in outer space? This and much more inside August 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / July 20, 2018

The August 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how functional ceramics will be 3-D printed for outer space applications, how fly ash waste can be used for high-performance refractories, and much more.

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ACerS member gives back by paying forward

By Faye Oney / April 24, 2018

Meet ACerS member Bill Headrick. A longtime member of the Society, Headrick was a recent recipient of the Global Ambassador Award. He earned his award by finding travel funds for students to attend ACerS meetings and encouraging them to join.

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BCC Research offers 15 percent discount to ACerS members

By Faye Oney / April 10, 2018

BCC Research is offering a 15% discount on market research reports for ACerS members. ACerS members can take the discount off of an annual membership or individual research reports.

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Refractories Symposium focuses on glass while breaking a ‘glass ceiling’

By Eileen De Guire / March 26, 2018

Last week ACerS St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division presented the 54th Annual Refractories Symposium, which has grown into the most significant annual gathering of the refractories community in North America. Nancy Bunt was the first woman to be honored with the St. Louis Section Theodore J. Planje award.

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Longtime ACerS member says taking advantage of Corporate Partner benefits is key to building business relationships

By Faye Oney / March 22, 2018

Mary Stevenson, president of Deltech Furnaces, believes that the key to developing relationships with other businesses is to take advantage of the numerous benefits an ACerS Corporate Partnership offers. Learn how she has gotten involved with the Society over the years in this Corporate Partner profile.

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Ceramics in the semiconductor industry and more inside April 2018 ACerS Bulletin, now available online

By April Gocha / March 15, 2018

The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.

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Fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, plus much more, in March 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / February 15, 2018

The March 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, the World Materials Research Institutes Forum, micromilling ceramic nanoparticulate materials, new NSF awards, and more—is now available online.

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Tobermorite combines with white graphene to make heat- and radiation-resistant ceramic

By Faye Oney / January 26, 2018

Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.

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Record attendance at 78th Conference on Glass Problems

By Andrea Ross / November 13, 2017

A record-setting 575 people converged upon the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, November 6-9, for the 78th annual Conference on Glass Problems. The conference brought together global manufacturers, suppliers, and academics to exchange innovations and solutions for the glass industry.

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