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The third annual Serbian Ceramic Society International Meeting – Advanced Ceramics and Application III will be held September 29–October 1, 2014, at the Serbian Academi of Science and Arts (SASA) in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 100 scientists from all over the world are expected, including eminent scientists from the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Rumania, Moldova, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, France, Iran, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing, Ciel et Terre announce construction of the world’s largest floating solar power plant

Kyocera Corporation, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation and Ciel et Terre International will begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar installation. Plants will use floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 MW, at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. 

EOS founder invests in ceramics additive manufacturing company Lithoz

CEO and founder of EOS, a major player within the field of laser sintering additive manufacturing, Hans J. Langer has invested into Lithoz. Although the size of the investment has not been publicly announced, Langer has been known for his investments in several 3D printing verticals, making this particular investment a nice vote of confidence for the company’s future.

AGC to enhance float glass production in Indonesia

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. announced it has decided to invest approximately 16 billion Japanese yen to PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk, one of AGC’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, and newly set up a state-of-the-art float glass furnace in the country to replace a float furnace at the Jakarta Plant.

glasstec 2014 to feature most comprehensive ancillary program ever

In addition to the product presentation by the more than 1,150 exhibitors, glasstec 2014—the International Trade Fair for Glass Production—will feature a wide-ranging ancillary programs geared toward mechanical engineering, manufacturing, crafts, architecture/construction, window/façade, and solar sectors. glasstec will take place from October 21–24, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

‘Smash shack’ lets customers de-stress by destroying glass and ceramics

Former Marine Russell Chastain recently opened The Smash Shack, a small business in his garage in Jacksonville, N.C., that allows customers to purchase glass items and throw them against a wall as a form of stress-relieving therapy.

Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable, and one of the safest environments in the U.S. for storing digital information.

FEI releases new Helios NanoLab G3 DualBeam

FEI released the next generation of its industry-leading Helios NanoLab DualBeam. The Helios NanoLab G3 DualBeam has unmatched image contrast and resolution and adds a new, easy-to-use user interface. The new Helios comes in two different workflow-specific configurations for materials science research.

Johnson Matthey acquires Catacel

Johnson Matthey, a London-based specialty chemicals company, completed the purchase of the business and assets of Catacel Corporation. Catacel, based in Ohio, USA, is an innovative supplier of novel technology centered on the use of metal foil-coated catalysts and sorbents to a range of process industries.