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The December 2023 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story looks at how ceramics and glass contribute to our physical and mental wellbeing. Author Margareth Gagliardi discusses the numerous applications of ceramics and glass in the $6.2 trillion health and wellness industry, including in sports, medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics, among other sectors.

In addition to the cover story, this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column by student Sadaf Batool describes challenges in fabricating 3D-printed scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration. The “Business and Market View” column overviews ceramic materials used in cosmetic and toiletry products.

The December Bulletin marks the last issue published under editor Eileen De Guire. As detailed in a “Letter from the editor,” the next chapter at ACerS opens with two “exceptionally talented” women stepping into her roles: Amanda Engen as director of communications and workforce development, and Lisa McDonald as editor of the Bulletin and Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing.

Also, this issue contains the latest Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, which looks at trends in the furnace industry. The cover story contains interviews with Alberto Cantu of Nutec Bickley and Doug Jeter of Harrop Industries discussing how manufacturers are working to lower emissions and costs by adopting new sustainable furnace technologies. A second feature story by René Meuleman of Schneider Electric argues for the adoption of all-electric furnaces in the glass industry, while a third feature story by Heinz Wallner of RATH describes the benefits of using electrically powered furnaces at the company’s Krummnußbaum plant in Lower Austria.

Finally, ACerS 125th Annual Meeting at MS&T23 took place in Columbus, Ohio, this October. Read a summary of what took place at the conference, and also be sure to check out ceramicSOURCE, the top online marketplace for the ceramic and glass industry.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in more than one hundred years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!