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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

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Ceramics Expo scheduled for Cleveland

Ceramics Expo, the leading exhibition and conference for ceramic materials, manufacturing, and components, takes place next week in Cleveland, Ohio (April 30 and May 1). Over 3,000 executives, engineers, technical leaders, and industry peers are expected for the two-day exhibition, which includes opportunities for innovation, networking, and knowledge sharing.

Learn how RFID can fight the fakers

Murata Electronics is offering a live webinar on using radio-frequency identification (RFID) as an anti-counterfeiting technology, showing how it works and its benefits. The webinar is offered both 11 a.m. EST and 11 a.m. PST on April 23.

Glass recycling foundation launched in the US

The nonprofit Glass Recycling Foundation was formed to provide and raise funds for localized and targeted assistance, demonstration, and pilot projects that address gaps in U.S. glass recycling supply chain. Board members include Owens-Illinois, Diageo, Strategic Materials, Inc., Northeast Recycling Council, Urban Mining NE, and CSU Chico.

Schott invests in Brazilian glass business

Schott is to invest BRL 50 million ($9.7 million) in its pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the next two years. The investment covers the latest update of the company’s perfeXion on-line inspection system process as well as implementing modern production technology in glass-melting furnaces.

Expansion in residential construction sector likely to drive hollow concrete block market

Asia Pacific is projected to hold major share of the global hollow concrete block market by 2027. Expansion in the residential construction sector in Asia Pacific is likely to drive the hollow concrete block market in the region in the near future.

Siemens, Stratasys partner to incorporate additive manufacturing in volume production

Stratasys and Siemens are working together to integrate Siemens Digital Factory solutions with Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions. The formal partnership will help lay foundation for integration of 3D printing in traditional manufacturing workflow.

LSU researchers moving to bring bendable concrete to market

Testing starts next month on a bendable concrete material that Louisiana State University researchers believe could have a substantial impact on the region’s deteriorating infrastructure. The researchers developed more than 24 different versions of the concrete, and they plan to bring three versions—each tailored for a specific use—to mass market.

Flat glass market to hit $150.40 billion by 2025

The global flat glass market size is anticipated to reach approximately US$150.40 billion by 2025, owing to the growing demand from construction and automotive sector. Favorable characteristics related to glass and rising governmental norms to reduce carbon footprint are key factors driving the demand of flat glass across the globe.

Micromeritics sells its PoroTechnology Reservoir Evaluation Laboratory subsidiary

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation today announced it has sold its PoroTechnology Reservoir Evaluation Laboratory subsidiary to CoreSpec Alliance LLC. Micromeritics president says the MICP testing of reservoir rocks was an attractive business, but it did not match with Micromeritics strategic direction for the future.

Ardagh Group awarded ENERGY STAR® plant certifications

Ardagh Group, Glass–North America, a division of Ardagh Group, was awarded three ENERGY STAR plant certifications for superior energy performance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is the only U.S. glass container manufacturer to earn this recognition.

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