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The December 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, we take a look at how ceramics and glass contribute to the $479 billion smartphone market. Smartphone revenues are expected to reach a value of more than $1.5 trillion by 2026, so there is a lot for those in the smartphone market to gain in the coming years. Author April Gocha takes a close look at how ceramics and glass infiltrate almost every corner of smartphone technology, and shares what ceramics companies like CoorsTek and Kyocera are doing to advance ceramic possibilities.

Charlie Spahr, ACerS executive director, is set to retire at the end of this year after 13 years at the Society—five years as president of the Ceramic Publications Company, and eight years as executive director. Bulletin editor Eileen De Guire talks to Spahr about his 13 years of service, from his early days of knowing “not a lot” about ceramics to overseeing the creation of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation in 2014 and the start of Ceramics Expo in 2015.

Also in the December issue, we hear about how Ceramics Expo will introduce a focused new two-day format for 2019. Additionally, you’ll want to check out the tentative schedule of events for ICACC19 and EMA 2019—two important January meetings that are quickly approaching!

As with every December issue, the crème de la crème is the annual ceramicSOURCE 2019 reference and buyer’s resource directory. The comprehensive ceramicSOURCE guide includes two complete directories: one that lists all companies in the directory in alphabetical order, and another that details which companies provide specific products and services, such as additives, construction ceramics, or refractories.

Not sure where to start searching the ceramicSOURCE? Flip to the alphabetical index on page 37 to pinpoint what page holds the product or service you’re looking for.

All this information is also available in a digital version of ceramicSOURCE. The website allows you to easily browse company listings by keyword, category, and/or location, allowing you to further pinpoint the suppliers that offer resources you need. If your own company is not yet listed in ceramicSOURCE, be sure to add it today—listings are free!

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!