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Published on May 25th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on May 25th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney


3M Glass Bubbles enables ultra lightweight sheet molded composites with Class A paintable surfaces for automotive manufacturers

3M introduces Glass Bubbles S32HS to help original equipment manufacturers achieve up to a 40 percent weight reduction of composite parts, at a density below 1.0 g/cc, while still enabling a class A paintable finish.


Corning opens world’s largest LCD glass substrate facility in China

Corning launched its new Gen 10.5 liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate manufacturing facility co-located with the BOE Technology Group plant in the Hefei Xinzhan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in the Anhui Province, China.


Breton SpA boosts presence in ceramic segment with Tecnema Technology SRL

Breton SpA, a global manufacturer of natural and engineered stone processing systems, cutting machines for ceramic tiles, and high-speed machining centres for automotive and aerospace industries, acquires majority stake in Tecnema Technology SRL.


Kyocera develops new coating technology and base material to improve steel machining

Kyocera has developed an industrial cutting tool that maximizes steel cutting performance using ultra-durable coating technology. Using cemented carbide as a base material, the new cutting tools accommodate a wide range of machining applications.


Unimin Corporation and Fairmount Santrol, upon completion of merger, to become Covia, a provider of proppants and industrial materials solution

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corporation announced that following the close of their proposed merger the combined company will be called Covia Holdings Corporation and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CVIA.”


Natural & synthetic graphite: Syrah Resources targets battery anode market with new mine

Australian-listed Syrah Resources is reported to be aiming for the low end of 2018 production guidance of 160,000–180,000 tonnes of graphite, with 75% of that output expected in the second half of the year after a slow first quarter at the new Balama operation in Mozambique.


Serbian Ceramic Society to host Advanced Ceramics and Applications VII

The Serbian Ceramic Society will host its Advanced Ceramic and Application Conference VII in September 17–19, 2018, in Belgrade, Serbia. Conference topics cover design and manufacturing of novel multifunctional ceramic materials, nanoceramic devices, and more.


Solar energy: California mandates solar panels on every new home by 2020 with optional batteries

The state’s Energy Commission approved, unanimously, new “2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards” that require solar panels on the roofs of nearly all new homes, condos and apartment buildings from 2020 onward.


All set for Mir Stekla next week

The International Exhibition of Glass Products, Technology and Equipment for Manufacturing and Processing glass will take place between May 28–31 in Pavilion 2 (halls 1, 2) of the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia.


Owens Corning publishes 12thannual Sustainability Report

Owens Corning published its 2017 Sustainability Report. The company’s 12thannual report, themed Purpose + People + Action, documents the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals and its stated commitment to making the world a better place.


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