Published on March 30th, 2018 | By: April Gocha0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on March 30th, 2018 | By: April Gocha
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire EP Minerals for $750 million in cash. EP Mineralsâ€”with sales of over $200 millionâ€”is a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals.
If plans for a new $450 million glass manufacturing plant come to fruition, the projectâ€”which promises 400 jobsâ€”could be a game changer for Ontario, Canada, as a whole. Xinyi Glass Holdings plans to build the $450-million float glass plant somewhere in Ontario.
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Vesuvius has announced legal action in a European court against overseas companies it accuses of infringing upon its intellectual property rights associated with Smartly Driven roll patents and end cap attachment technology.
Michael Pfaender, president of Sem-Com Co. Inc., a Toledo, Ohio-based specialty glass company, has announced that after more than thirty years in business, the company will cease operations at the end of April. Efforts are currently ongoing to find a new owner. Interested parties may contact Pfaender atÂ Semfirstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or 419-537-8813.
The American Chemical Society announced a new interdisciplinary journal, ACS Applied Bio Materials, that will feature original research covering all aspects of biomaterials, emphasizing applied work across the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science and physics.
Deltech Inc. (Deltech Furnaces) announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for the quality management system implemented at its Denver, Colo. location. The scope of the certification includes â€śdesign and manufacture of electric laboratory and production scale furnaces and related control systems.â€ť
Niobium concentrate prices rose sharply in 2017, increasing by over 60% during the year to finish at $16/lb Nb2O5. Much of the increase was down to a strong recovery in tantalum concentrate prices, which grew by 70% to $88/lb Ta2O5, after bottoming-out in late 2016.
Guardian Glass North America has published Environmental Product Declarations and an updated Health Product Declaration version 2.1 for flat glass and processed glass products manufactured at its seven North American float plants.
Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd., a producer of tantalum and niobium products, and LPW Technology, a manufacturer of metal powders for additive manufacturing, announced an agreement to demonstrate the suitability of spheroidized tantalum for 3-D metal printing.
Until now, the scope for individually packaged ceramic tiles and slabs ended with the 900/1200 x 1800/2000 size. But thanks to a special â€śTâ€ť series packaging machine developed by Sacmi-Nuova Sima, manufacturers can now tray-package items as large as 1200 x 2400 mm.
A lengthy list of U.S. business associations and groups have sent a letter to the current administration opposing the imposition of tariffs. They contend these tariffs could potentially harm the U.S. economy and its global competitiveness, according to the letter.
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