Refractories

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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Allied Mineral Products purchases Riverside Refractories

By Faye Oney / October 6, 2017

Two ACerS corporate members unite—Allied Mineral Products recently purchased Riverside Refractories. The sale will complement Allied’s product line and expand its manufacturing presence in the southeastern United States.

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Raw materials on everybody’s mind at UNITECR 2017 in Santiago, Chile

By Eileen De Guire / October 4, 2017

The refractory community met at UNITECR 2017 in Santiago, Chile, the last week of September. Raw material prices and trends, as well as advances in technology, were at the forefront.

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Rich history and innovative future—Refractories show two faces at 53rd annual symposium

By April Gocha / March 31, 2017

This year, a record ~230 attendees descended upon St. Louis for 53rd Annual Symposium on Refractories, held March 29–30 and hosted by ACerS St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division.

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Glass professionals converge to tackle industry’s toughest challenges

By Stephanie Liverani / November 11, 2016

More than 500 attendees came together for the 77th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio, this week, including an unprecedented number of students.

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Building future STEM leaders, one brick at a time

By Stephanie Liverani / July 5, 2016

The Pittsburgh Section of The American Ceramic Society was one of several engineering organizations that sponsored the Annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition, where students are charged with envisioning a future city through digital and desktop modeling.

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