Journal of the American Ceramic Society editors offer free access to best published papers through October 31

Journal editors have selected the best papers from those published in JACerS within the last two years based on criteria such as emerging research areas, number of citations, and high impact in the field of ceramic science. Topics range from electronic materials to waste remediation.

Active Minerals International announces price increase for air-float kaolin products

Due to highly volatile and increasing ocean, truck, and rail freight rates, Active Minerals International will increase list prices 8% for its air-float kaolin products. The increase is effective January 1, 2019, and is subject to provisions in individual contracts.

Guardian Glass now producing jumbo coated glass in North America

Guardian Glass, a global manufacturer of float, coated and fabricated glass products, started coating its float glass with Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 HT coating. The jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th globally and the company’s first in North America.

Winning glass bottles showcase brand differentiation and sustainability

The Glass Packaging Institute announced the winners of its 2018 Clear Choice Awards, which recognize North America’s top brands and manufacturers creating exceptional designs that shape powerful consumer experiences.

GTS to present VR factory at glasstec

Glass Technology Services will present its Virtual Reality (VR) factory at glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany. Company reps will introduce developments such as VR container glass forming, cutting edge-research, and an expanded service and capability offering for its clients.

Lithium-sulphur batteries: Potential use in aircraft electrification

OXIS Energy announced that its lithium-sulphur cells had achieved 425Wh/kg using a high energy 16Ah pouch cell design for high altitude pseudo satellite applications. It expects to reach 450Wh/kg by the end of 2018 and 500Wh/kg by the end of 2019 with the help of selected partners.

Kyocera to build new manufacturing plant in Kanagawa, Japan for conductive and insulation pastes

Kyocera Corporation has started construction of a new manufacturing facility on the premises of its Kawasaki manufacturing complex in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The facility will allow Kyocera to increase production capacity by 50% for conductive and insulation pastes.

Northern Minerals produces first rare earth carbonate at Browns Range

Critical metals explorer Northern Minerals has produced its first rare earth carbonate at its Browns Range pilot plant. The successful commission of the Browns plant is globally significant and has the potential to impact the current rare earth supply chain.