Entries are being sought for the Fifth Society of Glass Technology Alastair Pilkington Award. The award is designed to encourage and recognize excellent work in glass research or innovation achieved by someone who has come relatively recently into the field of glass.
Kazuo Inamori, a global entrepreneur and philanthropist, received the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth on Nov. 28, 2019. Inamori is the founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera and founder of the Inamori Foundation.
Specialty glass manufacturer Schott opened a state-of-the-art CNC competence center for its glass-ceramic Zerodur in Mainz, Germany. The investment amounts to more than €30 million, and up to 70 qualified specialists will be employed at the site.
AREVO, a Silicon Valley-based company dedicated to the additive manufacturing of composite materials, announced AGC Inc, a Japanese global glass manufacturing company, installed its Aqua continuous carbon fiber 3D printer. AGC will use the system to provide Manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) for on-demand 3D printed composite parts.
Allied Mineral Products opened its second manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China. The newly constructed plant measures 19,600 sq m (210,972 sq ft) and will provide optimal production space needs, as well as an expansive workspace.
ZGF Architects developed a calculator tool to conduct rapid life-cycle assessments of a proposed concrete mix. The calculator compares the mixes to typical regional practices and estimates environmental impacts related to greenhouse gas emissions and other key sustainability indicators.
Sişecam Group inaugurated its second flat glass investment facility in Sant’Angelo in Puglia, Italy with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in attendance. The opening ceremony of the Manfredonia facilities took place two months earlier than planned on November 30.
Magment Concrete Wireless Power and Purdue University officials announced an innovation partnership to advance electric transportation pilots at Purdue’s Discovery Park. They will work on several test cases including micro-mobility scooters, autonomous electric utility vehicle equipment, and robotic shop floor delivery systems.
The Grenzebach Group plans to acquire the BMT Group’s float glass engineering division CNUD EFCO GFT, which are annealing lehrs and tin bath solutions providers to over 300 float glass production lines in Belgium, Germany, Romania, and China. The technology of CNUD EFCO GFT will be integrated into Grenzebach’s Glass Business Unit.
Freeman Technology (Tewkesbury, U.K.), a Micromeritics company and a global leader in powder characterization technology, launched a new easy-to-navigate website that covers all aspects of powder testing. It showcases the company’s library of new videos, from animations and online presentations to detailed customer stories and e-books.
With its FeneVision ERP system, software specialist FeneTech would round out the Siemens automation and digitalization portfolio for the glass processing industry. Initial pilot applications are already in the planning stages.
A newly-signed deal between Australia and the United States focusing on critical minerals could be the push to create a thriving rare earths industry in Australia and more specifically, central Australia, according to some mineral experts and rare earths industry players.
Gasbarre Products, Inc announced that at the end of 2019, all thermal processing systems will be manufactured in its 50,000 sq. ft. facility located in St. Mary’s, Pa. Over the last eight years, Gasbarre ran parallel manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Consolidating the manufacturing will allow for the most efficiency.