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Ceramic and glass business news of the week



Owens Corning earns place on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for ninth straight year

For the ninth year in a row, Owens Corning has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for its sustainability performance. For the sixth straight year, Owens Corning was named the Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products group.

Amedica announces agreement to sell spine business to CTL Medical

Amedica Corporation announced it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with CTL Medical, a Dallas, Texas-based privately held medical device manufacturer that focuses on the spine implant and instrument market.

L&L Special Furnace Co. supplies fifth furnace to Louisiana plant

L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. has supplied an electric box furnace to a plant located in Louisiana that is a global supplier of large industrial valves for various industries. This is the fifth L&L furnace supplied to this facility.

Alfred University to host first AU Energy Symposium

Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering will host its first AU Energy Symposium on October 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The symposium will include lunch, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a poster session.

Refillable beer bottling system launched in Oregon

Seven breweries in Oregon are now offering beer in returnable, refillable bottles. The new refillable bottle is made mostly from recycled glass at the Owens-Illinois glass manufacturing plant in Northeast Portland.

US imposes 10 percent tariff on some Chinese glass and metal products

The Trump Administration announced a finalized list of $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods subject to a 10 percent tariff effective September 24, 2018. Starting January 1, 2019, the new tariffs will increase to 25 percent.

Ardagh Glass launches forming Development Machine

Ardagh Glass has launched a Development Machine which it said allows brands to unveil new or redesigned products in glass packaging much faster than ever before. The machine is a flexible forming system capable of quick changes, which has contributed to a 30% reduction in new product lead times.

Rare Earths: USA backpedals rare earths out of tariff list

The United States Trade Representative’s final list of its 10% tariffs on US$200Bn of Chinese imports, includes 5,745 of the 6,031 items originally put forward earlier in July. Rare earth metals and compounds, originally part of the tariff, have been left off the revised list.