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Ceramic and glass business news of the week


Oerlikon, Lufthansa Technik partner on additive manufacturing processes

Technology and engineering group Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik a provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for civil aircraft, engines and components, signed an MOU to establish robust and repeatable processes for additive manufacturing in the aircraft MRO industry.

NETL awards $364 million engineering contract to Leidos

The National Energy Technology Laboratory awarded a contract to Leidos to perform engineering and support services, including assisting the NETL in the Hybrid Performance facility, which develops control strategies for the reliable operation of fuel cell/turbine hybrids.

Rare earths: US moves to apply 10% tariff on Chinese rare earth compounds, metals, and alloys

The U.S. Trade Representative applied a further 10% tariff on a wide range of goods imported from China, estimated to amount to U.S.$200B. The tariffs have been applied to several industrial and chemical products sourced from China, including rare earth compounds, metals, and alloys.

Brick Industry Association launches new website for pros and consumers

Offering multimedia content in a streamlined format, the BIA’s new website houses the most comprehensive brick resources for new home buyers, builders, architects, planners, homeowners, landscape professionals, and the industry.

Industry leaders line up for Glass Expo Midwest ’18

Glass Expo Midwest ’18 will take place November 8–9 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. This year’s event promises to bring hard-hitting seminar topics, as well as the opportunity to meet and explore new vendors, products, and services.

Schott to acquire Finnish glass bonding group

Schott is to buy Finnish micro-bonding group Primoceler to enhance its core competence in the field of hermetic packaging. The new company will be called Schott Primoceler and be based in Tampere, Finland, as part of Schott’s electronic packaging division.

Corning introduces Corning Gorilla Glass 6, delivering improved durability for next-generation mobile devices

Corning Incorporated introduced its latest breakthrough in glass technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Built on a decade-long legacy of delivering the toughest cover glass available for consumer mobile devices, Gorilla Glass 6 is Corning’s most durable cover glass to date.

Materion testifies as industry subject matter expert before committee on energy and natural resources of United States senate

Responding to an invitation from Chairman Murkowski of Alaska, Materion Natural Resources president Greg Gregory testified to the need for a whole-of-government approach to critical minerals and the importance of critical minerals to the U.S. military and the U.S. economy.

Lockheed Martin and Arconic collaborate on 3-D printing and advanced aerospace materials: Companies announce two-year joint development agreement

As part of an initiative to develop next-generation advanced materials and manufacturing processes, Lockheed Martin and Arconic, a global technology, engineering, and advanced manufacturing leader, announced a two-year joint development agreement.

Pittsburgh Glass Works plant to cease production in mid-August

Pittsburgh Glass Works will stop production at its automotive glass plant August 17, ceasing glassmaking at the 135-year-old site because it can’t keep up with increasing technological demands, according to president and CEO Joe Stas.