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Ceramic and glass business news of the week


Researchers find potential new source of rare earth elements

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and other members of the Critical Materials Institute found they could recover rare earth elements like yttrium and neodymium from phosphogypsum, a waste from phosphoric acid production, using a bio-acid mixture.

Kyocera named among Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics

Kyocera Corporation was recognized as one of Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018–19 by Clarivate Analytics, a Philadelphia-based global information solutions provider focusing on intellectual property and the sciences. This win marks the fifth consecutive year for Kyocera to receive this recognition.

Sigma Labs joins MTC for quality assurance in industrial additive manufacturing

Sigma Labs, a computer-aided inspection software company, became a member of the United Kingdom’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. Through its software, Sigma Labs will enable in-process quality monitoring for additive manufacturing systems at MTC’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing.

Army lab and Lockheed Martin announce partnership to develop new materials

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Corporation entered into a five-year cooperative agreement to develop rapid prototyping methods using bioproduction and self-assembly to create building blocks of novel materials for defense optical technology and protective coatings.

Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology sets up materials research laboratory

Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology set up a Materials Research Laboratory at its campus in Kuthambakkam, India. This facility promotes interdisciplinary research and focuses on areas like nanotechnology, materials for 3D printing, and materials for biomedical applications.

Vitro Automotive Glass makes $60 million technologies investment

Automotive glass manufacturer Vitro approved a $60 million investment in new technologies. The investments focus on North America to reinforce Vitro’s market position in automotive glass, supplying original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers.

India hits Malaysian solar glass with antidumping duty

The Indian government imposed a $114.58/metric ton trade penalty on textured, toughened solar glass from Malaysia. The five-year duty applies to all Malaysian producers except China’s Xinyi Solar Sdn. Bhd, which has glass manufacturing facilities in Malaysia.

ADAPT consortium welcomes new member Lithoz

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), an industry-academia consortium that advances data informatics and advanced characterization technologies, welcomes new member Lithoz, a world leader in development and production of ceramic materials and additive manufacturing systems.

ZIPPE supplies post-consumer glass recycling plant to Siam Cullet

ZIPPE supplied Siam Glass in Thailand with a post-consumer glass recycling plant. The plant includes metal and nonmetal separation; organic separation; ceramic, stone, and porcelain separation; as well as color sorting.

Department of Energy announces $31 million in funding to advance H2@Scale

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $31 million in funding to advance the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors. Concept papers are due April 8 and full applications are due May 29.

Mitsui Chemicals to establish new production facility in China

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., will set up their third production facility for long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at their Chinese manufacturing subsidiary. This new facility will increase Mitsui Chemicals’ production capacity for LGFPP to 10,500 tons per year.

Calcium aluminate cement demand to reach 1M tons on growing refractories industry

Global demand for calcium aluminate cement is forecast to reach one million tons between 2021 and 2022, according to CW Research’s Global Calcium Aluminate Cement Market Report and Forecast. The upward trend will be underpinned by the refractories industry, the biggest consumer of calcium aluminate cement.