Focus on Indonesia on the Map. Source: "World reference atlas"

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The October/November 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

The new issue features an annual profile of the international ceramic and glass industry, which this year focuses on Southeast Asia. You may be surprised to read about the magnitude of the markets in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, which lead Southeast Asian ceramic technology research, development, and cross-border collaboration. Authors Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht provide rich overviews of the market landscape and informative snapshots of each country’s economy. Plus, see what ACerS leaders have been doing to strengthen ceramic ties in the region. Go ahead—delve in to see what’s currently happening in Southeast Asia, especially the region’s booming investments in nanotechnology.

Plus, the October/November issue includes an article by Saint-Gobain’s Melanie Kuhn, Diana Tierney, and Matt Simmers about the use of silicon carbide as a material for the modern warfighter. This ceramic armor material offers the strength and versatility needed to protect personnel and infrastructure assets. And although bulletproof vests don’t work quite like they’re depicted in the movies, body armor materials nonetheless provide valuable and impressive protection to individuals all around the globe.

The new issue of the Bulletin also features a preview of an update detailing the first four years of the São Carlos Center of Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV). Nearing the midpoint of this 11-year, $22-million project, authors Karina Lupetti, Ana C.M. Rodrigues, Eduardo B. Ferreira, Hellmut Eckert, and Edgar D. Zanotto provide an update on the center’s progress in developing new glass technology and workforce activities. Check out the Bulletin article preview, and then head over to the website for ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division to read the entire CeRTEV update.

There’s lots more good stuff inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!

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