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HarbisonWalker International CEO and chairwoman honored with Smart 50 Award

Carol Jackson, CEO and chairwoman of HarbisonWalker International, was named one of the 2018 Smart 50 award winners by Smart Business Magazine. The award recognizes top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations.

Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre launches in Manchester

The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre officially opened at The University of Manchester December 10. GEIC complements the National Graphene Institute’s international research focus, and will accelerate the commercial impact of graphene.

DTI to regulate flat glass as safety fears aired

In a draft department administrative order awaiting stakeholder comments, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry issued new technical regulations for mandatory Philippine Standard licensing scheme covering glass products.

3M announces formal requirement for all new products to include sustainability value

3M announced at COP24 its first formal requirement that a Sustainability Value Commitment will be included in all new products introduced beginning in 2019. Examples of 3M’s Sustainability Value Commitment include reusability, recyclability, energy, waste, and water savings.

Lucideon launches new materials app

Lucideon launched a new materials app containing an extensive amount of information on a range of materials and their properties, faults and defects in ceramics, metals and surfaces, techniques used for analysis, white papers, webinars and case studies.

ZEISS to build new state-of-the-art facility in Detroit metro area

The new facility for the Industrial Quality and Research segment of ZEISS will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location. The center will provide a broad portfolio of dimensional metrology and inspection equipment and services to a variety of industries.

HarbisonWalker CFO and treasurer earns 2018 CFO of the Year Award

CFO and Treasurer Ross Wilkin of HarbisonWalker International received a 2018 Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year Award. This accolade recognizes financial professionals in Western Pennsylvania for their outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards.

Glass, glazing material prices mixed, up for the year

Prices for many materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing were a mixed bag in November but all are up for the year, according to the latest Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Glass Container Company to expand production by 60%

Moldova’s Glass Container Company will upgrade its facilities in a €17 million two-stage project. The Chisnau-based group will increase output of its furnace from 50 to 80,000 tonnes a year, enabling the company to expand its segment capabilities.

Kyocera to participate in self-driving bus test project

Kyocera Corporation will participate in a self-driving bus test project organized by the “Mobility Innovation Consortium,” an organization to promote autonomous driving led by East Japan Railway Company. Project tests will occur between December 2018 and March 2019.

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