CoorsTek announces new technical ceramic research and development center in the Netherlands

CoorsTek is opening a new research and development center in Uden, The Netherlands. This new European R&D center is closely connected with CoorsTek R&D teams in the U.S. and Japan, and is dedicated to developing technical ceramics capabilities to support CoorsTek customers around the world.

HWI hosts first ever materials science workshop for teachers

HarbisonWalker International, along with The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation and The American Ceramic Society provided a free materials science workshop for teachers. The workshop helped teachers bring materials science education into their classrooms.

Glasstec 2018 to host two-day Function Meets Glass conference

“Function meets Glass,” a highlight of Glasstec 2018, will focus on challenges and solutions for manufacturing and finishing functional glass and the application areas for functional glass. The conference will be held Oct. 22–23, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Lucideon announces new ceramics whitewares training courses

Lucideon has released a new set of training modules for the whitewares industry. Designed for anyone involved in the manufacture of tableware, tile or sanitaryware, as well as retailers and suppliers of raw materials, the training runs from August to November.

AMETEK Brookfield offers viscosity measurement training

AMETEK Brookfield is offering its Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements. The single-day course shows customers how to use the viscometer, solve the mysteries of fluid behavior and rheology, and create successful and repeatable viscosity tests methods for R&D and QA/QC environments.

IPS Ceramics reaccredited for quality management systems

IPS Ceramics has just successfully been reaccredited under the updated ISO9001:2015 standard for quality management systems. The current version was published in September of 2015 and certification to the previous 2008 version will cease to be valid once the transition period ends in September 2018.

Early bird registration for 61st International Colloquium on Refractories is August 10

The International Colloquium on Refractories takes place September 26–27, 2018 in Aachen, Germany with the theme “Refractories enabling high-temperature technologies.” Early bird deadline is Friday, August 10, 2018.

Electric vehicles: China’s next step to push NEVs

In order to encourage cleaner energy consumption, the Ministry of Finance has announced that vehicle and vessel taxes on new energy vehicles (NEVs) and ships powered by natural gas are to be scrapped, starting from July 31.

Bucher Emhart Glass to enhance inspection technologies

Bucher Emhart Glass will introduce feature enhancements to its inspection technologies.

Its four enhancements will improve inspection capabilities for containers with push-ups, heel mould codes, multiple finish types and container bottoms with heavy embossings.

ZEISS to present initial release of APEER digital microscopy platform for applications in science and industry

ZEISS will present the initial release of its cloud-based digital microscopy platform, APEER, at the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore, Md. Users will be able to automatically process images in the cloud by leveraging application workflows for 3-D reconstructions, staining, or segmenting.