Lucideon to hold free forum on ‘Materials in Extreme Environments’ next week

Lucideon, an international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, will hold a free breakfast forum on Friday, December 12 at its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, U.K. The forum will examine how different materials behave at the limits of their performance whilst subjected to extreme conditions.

Sacmi will open its doors to the public tomorrow

To celebrate the 95th anniversary of its founding, Sacmi will hold an “open day” on Saturday, December 6. The company will provide guided tours of its plant in Italy and open doors to the Sacmi Museum.

Study shows China surpassing US in glass research

Over the last two centuries, the U.S. has led the way in glass research. But according to a study by John Mauro and Edgar Zanotto published in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, for last decade, the U.S. has played second fiddle to China in that regard.

Corning to acquire Samsung Electronics’ fiber optics business

Corning Incorporated has reached a definitive agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to acquire its fiber optics business. The terms of the agreement were not released, and the acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Schott North America names Greg Wolters president

Schott North America has promoted long-time business unit leader and acting president Greg Wolters to the role of president. Wolters brings more than two decades of leadership experience within the company to his new position.

Morgan Advanced Materials rejects Vesuvius’s advances

Vesuvius recently made a nil premium proposal to acquire Morgan Advanced Materials in exchange for shares in Vesuvius. The Board of Morgan reviewed the proposal and concluded that it fundamentally undervalued Morgan’s existing business and its prospects.

L&L Special Furnace delivers box furnace for hydrogen annealing

L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc. has manufactured a high uniformity box furnace used for hydrogen annealing. The furnace can evenly heat to an internal stabilized temperature of 1,750°F, and it purges samples with 10 volume changes of nitrogen or until the oxygen level is below 1%, then can introduce hydrogen up to 100%.