New NIST research facility gives material help to automakers

Want to make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks? Build them out of lighter materials. Automakers and their suppliers are turning to the NIST and its new Center for Automotive Lightweighting for information key to the manufacturability of these materials.

AGC develops specialty thin glass for architecture by utilizing smartphone cover glass

Asahi Glass Co. has developed AFLICTM, a specialty thin sheet glass for architectural use, by utilizing its technologies cultivated through the development of cover glass for smartphones and tablets.

SCHOTT develops porous glass manufacturing capability

SCHOTT has established a manufacturing process at its Luzerne County, Pennsylvania facility for production of a new product, CoralPor porous glass, which is a high-performance glass used in the medical, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas industries.

Dow Corning addresses growing demand for high-performance solutions in water-based coatings

Regulations and consumer trends continue to spur the demand for paints, inks and coatings featuring water-based technologies. Dow Corning is responding with silicon-based additives that deliver multiple benefits and solve processing problems while minimizing potential negative impacts on coating properties.

Sanitary ceramics giant Toto to expand business in India

Japan’s sanitary ceramics giant Toto Ltd. is pushing to expand in India, selling middle- to high-grade toilet bowls as its main products, according to Toto President Madoka Kitamura.

NIST seeking technology commercialization support for small businesses

NIST is seeking an organization to support its Small Business Innovation Research awardees by providing technical and business expertise and resources to promote technology commercialization. NIST anticipates funding a five-year project beginning in fiscal year 2015 with approximately $60,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds.