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The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin should be in subscribers’ mailboxes soon, and it’s chock full of content sure to be of interest for readers.


Our cover story outlines the innovation process at Unifrax, a company that uses a formalized development process to maintain a new product portfolio valued at 20 percent or more of revenues.

Other features highlight the state of refractory technology, from the latest advances in nanotechnology as applied to refractory materials to how refractories can save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions in a variety of industrial applications. Another feature examines a new, international approach to refractories education and research that brings together universities and industrial partners from multiple countries.

Readers can learn about multiple meetings, both future and past. We provide details on the fast-approaching UNITECR 2013 and MS&T’13, highlight two events set for early 2014—the 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2014) and the Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2014) meeting—and take a look back at 2013’s successful PACRIM-GOMD, Structural Clay Products Division, and Cements Division meetings.


Also in this issue, learn about exciting new developments at the Society in the ACerS Spotlight, and check out our coverage of business news and trends as well as the latest advances in ceramic materials technology.

The ACerS Bulletin is the most widely read publication in the ceramics field, and ACerS members get free print and online access. Information on membership and all its benefits is available here.