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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

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Xinglass establishes first US branch

Xinglass, a China-based manufacturer of glass tempering furnaces, laminating machines, and other glass fabrication machines, has established its first branch office in Fairfax, Va. The company plans to expand and build partnerships with more local glass companies.

Rare earths: Hong Kong conference reveals efforts to reduce rare earths in permanent magnets

The criticality of neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, and terbium was a key topic of discussion at Metal Event’s 15th International Rare Earths Conference, with magnet producers discussing attempts to lower use of rare earths and limit exposure to supply risk.

Wiegand-Glas unveils five-year investment plan

Wiegand-Glas has outlined the company’s five-year investment plan. The plan, which will be implemented by 2022, includes a new glassworks with two melting tanks which will be built at its Schleusingen site.

Hellenic Glass Industry chooses Acmon for batch plant upgrade

Hellenic Glass Industry will complete a Batch Plant renovation of its Biomedsklo plant in Ukraine. The scope is to fully upgrade existing lines by adding new PLC & WinCC /SCADA based on Siemens environment, advanced mixing control features, and new electrical cabinets.

Morgan Advanced Materials launches Carbon Science Centre of Excellence with Penn State

Morgan Advanced Materials has opened its new multi-million-dollar Carbon Science Centre of Excellence (CoE) research and development facility at Penn State University. The CoE will pioneer research into carbon materials and technologies.

America Makes and ANSI present standardization roadmap for additive manufacturing

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute presented their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0), an effort to coordinate and accelerate development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications.

Tethon 3D introduces first metal/ceramic resin for upcoming Bison 1000 DLP Printer

Tethon 3D is developing new ceramic and metal UV curable resin materials formulated exclusively for the company’s upcoming DLP printer, the Bison 1000, launching Q2 2019. The materials can be used to produce high-density objects with increased strength.

Verallia’s Wirges site installs new production line

Verallia Deutschland has invested in an additional production line at its Wirges, Germany site. The container glass factory now has six production lines and has increased production capacity by 20%. The company also created 20 new jobs as a result of the investment.

SCHOTT invests in AI start-up NNAISENSE

SCHOTT AG has taken a lead role in Series B financing round of Swiss startup NNAISENSE, a leading research team worldwide in the field of artificial intelligence. The investment will enable SCHOTT to leverage advanced levels of efficiency and control during the glass production process.

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