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Published on July 17th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD


Ceramics and glass business news of the week

Published on July 17th, 2015 | By: April Gocha, PhD

Global glass suppliers bet on LCD growth in China

Several glass suppliers recently announced plans to establish new production facilities in China, as the country is expected to become the world’s largest producer of LCD panels by 2017, Shanghai’s China Business News reports. U.S.-based Corning says that it will build a glass substrate processing plant in Chongqing in southwest China. Nippon Electric Glass of Japan also recently broke ground on its plant in Nanjing.


Amedica Corp. provides update on FDA questions and femoral head testing protocol

Amedica Corporation, a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, announced that responses to the U.S. FDA inquiries regarding the company’s cervical composite silicon nitride interbody device were submitted to the FDA on June 30, 2015. Additionally, the company has received feedback from the FDA regarding its wear testing femoral head protocols.


Corning Gorilla Glass helps Meizu make its slimmest smartphone yet

Corning Inc. announced that Meizu Technology Co. Ltd. has chosen Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance for its new Meizu MX5 smartphone. The 0.4 mm-thick glass helps the Meizu MX5 smartphone achieve a 1.3 mm-thin screen.


Blasch continues to expand with key hires

Blasch Precision Ceramics Inc. (Albany, N.Y.) has added three key employees. Blasch continues to expand to meet its growing customer demand with the addition of: Heather Higgins, Customer Service Engineer, is responsible for domestic customer service; Nick Trotta, Sales Engineer is responsible for sales growth in the industrial process heating, power generation, mining and molten metals industries; and Dalton Divine, Development Engineer is responsible for completion of projects in the development and commercialization of new materials and processes.


Anderman Ceramics Ltd. now offer a comprehensive range of advanced ceramics

Anderman Ceramics has expanded its range of industrial ceramic products with the addition of advanced ceramics. Alumina’s high abrasion resistance, high temperature, chemical resistance, and electrical insulation make it one of the most used materials in industry. This material also has a superb cost-to-part life performance record. Anderman Ceramics’ alumina purity is available from 95% to 99.9%.


CERAFAIR: Iran’s ceramic showcase

From July 20–23, Tehran’s trade fair district will be hosting the annual CERAFAIR event, the country’s biggest ceramic and sanitaryware fair and the most important opportunity of the year for Iranian manufacturers to catch up with all the latest industry developments. Sacmi will be present at the event, displaying its tile, sanitaryware, and tableware divisions.


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