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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

CTT-Refractory and glass news
  • When it comes to the displays of our smartphones and tablets, Corning Inc. is definitely one of the major players. Now it looks like Corning will be stepping up and introducing a new glass (video) they are developing which, according to the company, will be both extremely antireflective and extremely resistant to germs, a supposed first in the display industry.
  • It is a common urban legend that, technically speaking, glass flows like a liquid. Now, however, Corning (makers of the Gorilla Glass that protects our smartphones and tablets), has witnessed a sheet of the famed strong glass shrinking, which means the glass is actually moving in some respect. Corning recently announced that a one-square-meter sheet of Gorilla Glass shrank five micrometers over the course of 10 days; the sheet subsequently shrank another five micrometers after 18 months. Gorilla Glass is not like regular glass: in order to toughen up the glass, potassium and sodium atoms are added when the glass is being made. The final rearrangement of these atoms in the structure might be responsible of the observed shrinkage.
  • Magnesita Refratários S.A., announced to its shareholders and the market in general that it has completed the acquisition of Reframec Manutenção e Montagens de Refratários Ltda. (“Reframec”).
  • The 30,000-tonnes per annum magnesite project in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district of India is likely to be commissioned by December, 2015.