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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

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AdTech Ceramics receives BAE Gold Tier Supplier Award

AdTech Ceramics Company won a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2018 for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems Sector. AdTech Ceramics was selected from a pool of more than 750 suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2018.

Glass manufacturer Pilkington invests £3m at its Merseyside factory

Glassmaker Pilkington invested £3m in its Merseyside manufacturing site to meeting rising demand from U.K. and overseas customers. The investment includes a new toughening furnace, an increased-capability heat soak oven, and a glass measuring device.

GKN Aerospace breaks ground on UK Global Technology Centre

GKN Aerospace announced 25 collaboration partners for the 10,000-square-meter U.K. Global Technology Centre in Bristol, expected to open in 2020. The center will focus on additive manufacturing, advanced composites, assembly, and Industry 4.0 processes.

O-I completes acquisition of Mexican glass packaging facility

O-I completed the acquisition of Nueva Fábrica Nacional de Vidrio from Grupo Modelo. The Nueva Fanal facility is located near Mexico City and has four furnaces, which produce and supply approximately 300,000 tonnes of glass containers annually for Grupo Modelo brands serving the local and global export markets.

£40m glass research facility to boost innovation in sector

A new £40-million research facility that will include the first experimental glass furnace is set to be built in St. Helens (England) to boost innovation in the glass manufacturing sector. The project, known as “Glass Futures,” will be unveiled at a glass industry conference on July 23.

Israel to set up advanced-production national institute at cost of US$9.81 million

Israel’s Ministry of Economy said the state will set up an advanced production institute at a cost of 35 million new shekels (US$9.81 million). The Institute will serve as a national center of advanced production and is expected to provide industrial enterprises with subsidized diagnostic and consulting services from the best experts in Israel and abroad.

Ubiquitous Energy exhibits transparent solar window façade at Glass Performance Days

Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent solar technology, is exhibiting the world’s first truly transparent window façade at the Glass Performance Days biennial glass industry event taking place in Tampere, Finland. The façade is made of six insulated glass units that are each 14 inches by 20 inches in size.

Heraeus repositions its quartz business to leverage customer orientation

To keep up with developments in the telecommunications, semiconductor, and photonics industry, Heraeus Quarzglas divided its business into two independent global businesses. The semiconductor and photonics businesses operates under the name Heraeus Conamic. The telecom fiber business runs under the name Heraeus Comvance.

EPRI to lead $5m DOE/NETL project to test concrete thermal energy storage technology

The Electric Power Research Institute was selected by DOE and National Energy Tech Lab to lead a pilot project on concrete thermal energy storage. Participants will design, construct, and test a CTES system to demonstrate the technology’s potential to store and convert thermal energy to electricity when used with thermal power units.

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