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

In this month’s issue, we look at the global market for and industrial uses of hydrogen fuel. The cover story discusses U.K.-based Lucideon’s work with the ceramics industry to explore the use of hydrogen fuel mixes in a test kiln. An accompanying article overviews a funding program by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish hydrogen infrastructure across the United States.

In addition to the feature stories, the “Deciphering the Discipline” column by Ian Wells emphasizes the need for further research to harness the potential of hydrogen fuel, and the “Business and Market View” column overviews the global market outlook for green hydrogen.

Emerging and developing technical applications require improved purity levels of specialty alumina. An additional feature story describes a proprietary process developed by Almatis GmbH to generate cost-effective alumina powders with alumina content purities greater than 99.9%.

The April issue includes the first issue of Volume 4 of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, which looks at today’s labor market. The cover story by author David Holthaus describes new strategies companies are employing to not only find workers but to keep them. It includes interviews with representatives from CoorsTek and the Stevanato Group, plus looks at two universities that are expanding their ceramic engineering programs. An accompany article by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company provides 10 recommendations for companies to find, keep, and grow the tech talent they need. A final article highlights two recent journal papers that explore the use of femtosecond laser GHz-bursts to conduct top-down percussion drilling in glass.

Finally, preview the upcoming Ceramics Expo, which this year will take place in Novi, Mich., May 2–3.

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!

An important message for ACerS members

The Bulletin is set to witness a digital evolution with the May issue. Read about what to expect and learn how to opt in for print in the March “Letter from the editor” by Eileen De Guire.