The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society
In this issue we look at materials for electronics, including where they come from to where they go. Feature stories include a look at the R2 Standard for electronics recycling, the global semiconductor shortage, and how to inspect glass cullet for reuse in manufacturing.
The August issue contains the annual USGS Minerals Commodity Summaries. The section opens with a summary of the main trends discussed in this year’s 2021 report and is followed by a two-page infographic highlighting several salient statistics, including end use industries, global production trends, and leading producers.
Also, this issue also includes an overview of the Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) Fellowship Program for graduate students, and a two-page preview of the upcoming Ceramics Expo 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Finally, this month’s “Into the Bulletin Archives” column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1970s, including how the Society participated in celebrating the bicentennial of the United States.
Table of Contents
by Patty McKenzieWhile the proliferation of electronics has benefited people worldwide, the current rate of growth and consumption of resources is not sustainable. The R2 Standard for electronics recycling can aid the move toward a circular economy.
A global semiconductor shortage highlights a troubling trend: A small and shrinking number of the world’s computer chips are made in the US
by Carol HandwerkerThe global semiconductor shortage is driven by a combination of short-term and long-term factors both on the supply and demand side.
From landfill to raw material: Obtaining high-quality recycled cullet to avoid glass manufacturing problems
by Jacques van PuttenNetherlands-based cullet inspection company Flexty B.V. explains the benefits of using recycled glass in manufacturing and describes their approach to the cullet inspection process.
by Lisa McDonaldHighlights from the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries
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Electronic waste and the future of recycling
by Shashank Priya and Eckhard Quandt
Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) Fellowship Program
by Mario Affatigato
Review of “Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture”
by Bethany X. Rutherford
Implementing ceramic materials into neuromorphic memory devices through oxide-based memristors
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