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The December 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story looks at the role ceramic and glass materials play in the construction of residential buildings. Authors April Gocha and Lisa McDonald consider both traditional uses, such as roofing and walls, and device applications, such as sanitaryware, of ceramic and glass materials, and considers new and emerging uses in the near future.

In addition to the cover story, this month’s “Business and Market View” column looks at global markets for portable battery-powered products, such as smartphones and electric scooters. Global markets for batteries used in portable battery-powered products is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.9% to reach $94.8 billion by 2024.

The December issue includes ceramicSOURCE 2020, ACerS’ annual reference and buyer’s guide and directory. It consists of almost 100 pages covering companies and products in the ceramic and glass manufacturing fields. ceramicSOURCE can also be viewed online.

Also, this issue premieres ACerS’ new B2B magazine, Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing. The 16-page magazine-within-a-magazine includes industry news and trade shows, plus an interview with American Elements CEO Michael Silver on doing business in China and Vietnam, and an article by IMFORMED founder Mike O’Driscoll on the recent economic boom in India.

Finally, learn about developing a structural interpretation of fragility for glass-forming phosphate liquids in this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column by Yiqing Xia, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of California, Davis.

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 over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!