Published on January 26th, 2018 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on January 26th, 2018 | By: April Gocha
The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office announced the funding of $1.87 million for seven new industry projects under an ongoing initiative designed to advance U.S. manufacturing and clean-energy technologies.
Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated a $77.26 million ceramics factory to produce ceramic tiles to feed the local and export markets. The factory, Twyford Ceramics, operates a 14.4 million square meter production facility.
President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Fastbrick Robotics is responding to the increased demand for housing and a shortage in skilled construction labor with a bricklaying robot. The gigantic robot Hadrian X, equipped with specialized technology, can lay a residential house from the ground up in two days.
When ski jumping starts at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 10, CeramTec will be right there—the company has equipped the ski jumping hills for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games with its ceramic inrun track system Aloslide Ice.
A huge increase in the number of new units manufacturing vitrified tiles has left India’s largest ceramic industry cluster saddled with excess production of such tiles. Overproduction of vitrified tiles has put tile-makers in the area under pressure to keep prices low.
3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Del., against Elo Touch Solutions Inc. The suit alleges that certain Elo Touch projected capacitive products infringe 3M’s U.S. patents.
Saint-Gobain and the Kuwait-based company Alghanim Industries, who are already partners in insulation manufacturing joint-ventures in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, have decided that as of January 11, 2018, they have become joint-venture partners in KIMMCO.
FutureWeld Co. Inc. and Frontier Techni-Kote Industries LLC announced that the companies have agreed to merge and form Frontier Group Inc. The merger represents the combination of two leading companies in the southwestern U.S. aerospace metal finishing industry.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy announced the funding of $450,000 for the first two private-public partnerships under a brand-new initiative aimed at discovering, designing, and scaling up production of novel materials for severe environments.
The newest update to the HarbisonWalker International Heat Transfer web tool is now available online. The tool has been revised with an improved user experience and the newest ASTM C680 calculation method.
A new report from Palmer Market Research suggests that the rapid growth seen across the commercial glazing sector may be about to stall in ‘some areas’. Four years of consistent growth mean that the commercial glazing market in 2017 was 16% up on 2012.
A recent digital attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure. Newly revealed details of how it works expose just how vulnerable industrial plants could be to manipulation.
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