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Published on July 15th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on July 15th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD


Morgan Advanced Materials partners with Penn State to establish R&D facility

Morgan Advanced Materials announced a precedent-setting industrial partnership with Penn State to establish a local research and development center in Innovation Park at Penn State. The Carbon Science Center of Excellence aims to drive global developments in the field of carbon research around Morgan’s core competencies, materials and application engineering.


Richard Brow named interim vice provost and dean for College of Engineering and Computing

Richard Brow, Curators’ Professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim vice provost and dean for the College of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T effective July 15.


NIST awards small businesses $3.3M for innovation research

NIST announced that 19 small businesses will receive nearly $3.3 million in grants to spur U.S. innovation and competitiveness through federally funded research and development. Awardees submitted proposals for innovative products to solve specific technology challenges in advanced manufacturing, advanced sensing for manufacturing, biomanufacturing, cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity and technology transfer.


HarbisonWalker International increases North American monolithics inventory

In response to high levels of customer demand, HarbisonWalker International, the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., has significantly increased inventory levels of its most popular monolithic products. The company is now stocking a wider range of monolithics than ever before at strategic locations for immediate availability across North America.


DOE announces $13M to advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies

The Energy Department announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate American innovation in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability.


Amedica announces closing of $12.7M public offering

Amedica Corp. a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics, announced it has closed the underwritten public offering of $12.7 million at a price to the public of $1.00 per unit of one share and one warrant, which included the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to purchase additional shares and warrants.


Kajaria Ceramics board approves KSPL merger with company

Kajaria Ceramics today said its board has approved the merger of Kajaria Securities Private Ltd, a promoter group entity, with the company. The company says that the purpose of the merger is to “simplify the shareholding structure and reduction of shareholding tiers and to demonstrate the promoter Group’s direct commitment to and engagement with KCL.”


Anderman Ceramics appoint technical sales executive

Anderman Ceramics is pleased to announce the recent addition of Chris Williams, who joined the company at the start of June as a Technical Sales Executive. Chris will form part of the U.K. Operation, in a commercial capacity to assist in realising the company’s growth objectives.


Registration opens for introductory powder metallurgy short course

Registration has opened for the Basic Powder Metallurgy Short Course, held August 15–17, 2016, at Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa. The course provides an introduction to powder metallurgy ideal for those new to the field or for those working in specialized fields looking to broaden their knowledge.


Christopher Maxwell appointed curator of European Glass of The Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass announced the appointment of curator and scholar Dr. Christopher Maxwell as curator of European glass. In his new role, Maxwell will be responsible for the acquisition, exhibition, cataloguing, and research of the Museum’s European glass collection. Maxwell will join the Museum in October.


Saint-Gobain’s North American corporate headquarters awarded LEED certification

The North American corporate headquarters of Saint-Gobain announced that it has received LEED Platinum certification for both commercial interiors and core and shell. The headquarters’ sustainable design places equal value on environmental sustainability, employee wellbeing and comfort.


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