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Published on August 17th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on August 17th, 2018 | By: Faye Oney

 

Australian-based Silanna Group setting up high-tech advanced manufacturing research facility on University of Adelaide campus

Silanna Group is partnering with the University of Adelaide to bring new research capability to the state, developing world-leading products through the engineering of new and innovative semiconductor technology.

 

ICG publishes compilation of summer school content in new book

Celebrating 10 years of its annual summer schools, the International Commission on Glass published a book containing glass science lectures from past summer schools. The book, written by glass scientists and technologists, is intended to be a teaching aid for glass studies.

 

MetaShield400 clear coating blocks all ultraviolet rays

MetaShield LLC recently launched MetaShield400, a fully transparent coating that blocks ultraviolet wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, which includes both UV-A and UV-B rays. The proprietary nano-enabled formula is easily applied to glass as well as many types of plastics.

 

Rare Earths: Is new non-Chinese supply diversifying the industry?

With production of 525t of rare earth concentrates in H1 2018, Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara mine is the newest addition of rare earth supply outside of China, soon to be joined by Northern Minerals’ Browns Range pilot plant in Australia.

 

Saverglass Group opens multi-service factory in Mexico

Saverglass, a leading manufacturer specializing in production and decoration of luxury and high-end glass bottles, has opened a factory in Mexico dedicated to serving the Americas, joining three glass factories and three decoration plants in France and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Press Glass to build $43.5 million second plant in the US

Press Glass will build its $43.5 million second plant at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in southern Virginia. The plant will specialize in the production of glass for public and commercial buildings and will eventually provide a full range of products.

 

Tantalum: Ethiopian Kenticha mine looted

Tantalite from the Kenticha mine, in Ethiopia’s Oromia Regional state, has been mined illegally and removed from the site by unknown parties. Around two tonnes of tantalum concentrate, valued at 2M Birr (US $72,700) have also been stolen from a stockpile of processed material stored at the plant.

 

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ chosen for Samsung Galaxy watch

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ has been chosen as the cover material for Samsung’s Galaxy watch. Gorilla Glass DX+ is a new glass composite which features scratch resistance and an anti-reflective property that improves optical clarity while retaining the toughness of Gorilla Glass.

 

Gibbs touts the positive impact of tax reform on manufacturers and workers at the Belden Brick Company

The National Association of Manufacturers and the Belden Brick Company hosted Rep. Bob Gibbs for a facility tour and employee town hall to discuss the positive impact of tax reform and other ways Congress can better serve the interests of Ohio manufacturers, workers, and families.


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