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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

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The future of auto glass: Wide open with tight curves

Auto glass and its manufacture were popular topics at glasstec last week, signaling a renaissance for the design and distribution of these car parts. Most projections saw the amount of glass in vehicles doubling over the next 20 years.

China cutting rare earth output, unnerving global manufacturers

The Chinese government is limiting domestic production of rare earth minerals in the second half of the year, a move likely to crimp international exports and send prices for the critical materials higher, according to data from Adamas Intelligence.

Superior Technical Ceramics acquired by Artemis Capital Partners

Superior Technical Ceramics has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners, a private equity firm. The firm invests exclusively in differentiated industrial technology companies operating in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, industrial automation, scientific and research, and medical sectors.

glasstec: exhibitors give their feedback

Big data and digital glassmaking were among the themes at the glasstec event last week. glasstec exhibitors said they were happy with the amount and the high quality of the visitors, although some commented numbers seemed down on previous shows.

China not trying to control global rare earth market: industry official

An industry official denied media reports suggesting that China is reducing its quota for rare earth exports for the second half of the year in a bid to control the market, saying that despite the lower production quota in the second half, production for the whole year is expected to rise sharply.

Tungsten markets returning to growth after years of low prices

Jessica Roberts, head of battery & technology materials at Roskill, talks with Proactive Investors about world tungsten markets and discusses the outlook for supply, with particular consideration of the impacts from China’s toughening environmental regulations.

Bucher Emhart Glass and Novaxion form partnership

Novaxion and Bucher Emhart Glass signed a partnership agreement. The pair will work together on the newly developed FlexRobot integrated into the Machine Blank Panel and connected smartly into the FlexIS Control System.

Container glass plant to be built in Cuba

An Italian-Cuban joint venture will build a $90 million (€76 million) container glass plant in Cuba. Cuban authorities have approved the joint venture, called Vidrio Mariel, which will build the plant in the Special Development Zone of Mariel.

ZEISS and arivis AG intensify strategic partnership

ZEISS and arivis have now expanded and deepened their cooperation. The companies are pursuing the common goal of enabling new findings in life sciences and in materials research by improving the presentation and analysis of digital data.

GE Appliances launches MFG jobs program for high school seniors

The program, GEA2DAY, offers opportunities for high school seniors and others to join its weekly two-day workforce that provides $14-an-hour, real-world work experience and up to $6,000 per year in college tuition.

NETZSCH to offer free webinar on speeding the sintering process

NETZSCH will host a free webinar series on sintering on November 15 at three different times. The first part will be about optimizing sintering process and how thermokinetic simulation with KINETICS NEO and thermoanalysis data can speed the sintering process up to 60%.

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