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Gujarat Borosil is creating a market through new solar glass, says PK Kheruka

Gujarat Borosil recently became the world’s first company to introduce 2mm fully tempered solar glass, that promises to last longer, by at least 50 percent as compared to the previous version, and generates more power.

Orton Ceramic announces 7 new course offerings

In response to industry demand, Orton is offering a series of new short courses dealing with refractories and glass. The first new course to be offered is “Advanced Thermal Properties of Refractories,” to be held on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

National additive manufacturing research center coming to Aberdeen

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has announced plans to establish a new additive manufacturing research center in Aberdeen that will focus on developing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, materials, and processes.

Lithium-ion batteries: BYD to quadruple battery production by 2020

Chinese electric vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD is building what could become the world’s largest automotive battery factory in 2019, in an effort to increase capacity and improve earnings.

Refractories: Chinese output rises by 4% in first five months of 2018

The global refractories market continued to show signs of recovery through early 2018 as rallying demand in both China and the ROW spurred increasing Chinese output. Production in China increased to 7.8Mt between January and June, a 4.11% increase on the first five months of 2017.

Brillouin Energy closes second paid commercial license within the Asia-Pacific region

Brillouin Energy Corp., a leading company in the low energy nuclear reaction field, announced that it has secured its second paid commercial license of its CECR technologies. The license was sold to a leading industrial group within the Asia-Pacific region.

Gimav report: Machinery and glass markets grow for eighth consecutive year

The Gimav Studies Centre released official data on the machinery and glass products sector, which shows the growth trend is continuing for the eighth consecutive year, with a 4% increase in overall sales by the sector compared to 2016.

Graphite: Nouveau Monde to commission demonstration plant in July

Canadian graphite mine developer Nouveau Monde Graphite plans to begin production of flake graphite from its demonstration plant in July 2018 and to supply material to customers in North America and Europe.

Materion receives AS9100D certification

Materion Corporation, an advanced materials provider, has received AS9100D certification from National Quality Assurance for its facilities in Elmore, Ohio; Lorain, Ohio; Elmhurst, Illinois; Reading, Pennsylvania; and Warren, Michigan.

Guardian Glass to launch jumbo coater in North America

Guardian Glass’s new jumbo coater is on schedule to begin operations in August at its Carleton, Michigan facility. The U.S. glass manufacturer plans to begin producing North America’s first Guardian SunGuard coated jumbo glass as soon as the coater starts up.