Businesses spent $375 billion on research and development performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Of the $375 billion $25 billion was spent on basic research, $61 billion on applied research, and $289 billion on development.
The world of glass has converged at glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany, where exhibitors are showcasing innovations that push the glass industry into the future. With nine halls full of companies representing approximately 50 nations, there’s plenty to see at the trade show.
The IMFORMED Fluorine Forum 2018 conference in Madrid saw insightful discussion on the new imbalance between fluorspar supply and demand and possible future directions for the fluorspar and F-chain industry in Spain, China, and the rest of the world.
Heye International and Bucher Emhart Glass have formed a technical partnership. The two companies said they see the importance and challenge of future digitization and automation solutions and have therefore decided to collaborate in selected technical areas.
John Coors, director and chairman of the board for CoorsTek, received the ACerS Medal for Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology. He is recognized for his substantial contributions to the success of CoorsTek and support in expanding the frontiers of the ceramics industry.
Morgan Advanced Materials and The American Ceramic Society have awarded the inaugural Morgan Medal and Global Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award to Yanhao Dong. The award recognizes a distinguished doctoral dissertation in the ceramics and glass discipline.
NSG Group has selected a location for its new glass production facility in the U.S. The 500,000 square foot facility will be located in Troy Township, Ohio near First Solar’s Lake Township, Ohio site, known as Eastwood Commerce Center South.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, HP Inc., and the National Research Foundation Singapore announced the new HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab. The lab will drive innovation, technology, skills, and economic development for the advancement of the fourth Industrial Revolution.
The University of Cambridge has joined a consortium with the University of Leeds to put the UK at the forefront of glass manufacturing globally. Glass Futures brings together industry and academia to increase productivity and sustainability, and dramatically reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
Uzbekistan is going to implement a project using 500,000 cubic meters of aerated concrete. Aerated concrete, a reliable and tested building material, is made of autoclaved concrete that includes cement, lime, quartz sand, water, and special gas-forming additives.