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Ceramics and glass business news of the week


Saint-Gobain and CNRS open a joint research center at NIMS in Japan

Saint-Gobain, CNRS, and NIMS have opened an international research center, the Laboratory for Innovative Key Materials and Structures (LINK), to develop new ceramics, grains and powders, crystals, glazing and abrasives. The center is housed at NIMS in Tsukuba, Japan.

Corning expands light-duty filter capacity in Germany

Corning has developed unique filter products to capture gasoline particulates without sacrificing engine performance—the new cordierite-based gasoline particulate filter product family is designed to enable a range of system configurations as European car makers prepare to meet the new emissions standards.

Robertshaw to step down as CEO of Morgan Advanced Materials

Mark Robertshaw, CEO of Morgan Advanced Materials since 2006, announced his intention to step down to take up a job as CEO of a private equity-backed business. Robertshaw has led Morgan’s transformation from diversified engineering conglomerate to focused advanced materials company.

Sacmi, 30 years of market-leading sanitaryware production

Over 200 specialised operators from 30 countries, representing the world’s major sanitaryware players, participated in the tenth edition of the convention on technological trends in the sanitaryware industry, which took place at Sacmi Imola on the eve of the Rimini-held international Tecnargilla fair.

PPG receives top CAMX 2014 awards for technical papers

Top honors went to Pu Gu, Ph.D., senior research and development associate and Ryan Emerson, Ph.D., group leader for applications development of PPG Industries’ fiber glass business at CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 13–16.

Kyocera introduces new advanced TFT LCDs to automotive market

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division introduced new TFT technology products at the 2014 Vehicle Display Symposium at the University of Michigan Dearborn last week.

Saint-Gobain inaugurates its fourth float in India

Saint-Gobain inaugurated its new float glass manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan in India. The float line covers a surface area of 27 acres and has an annual production capacity of 300,000 metric tons of flat glass, making it the largest of its kind in India.