ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

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Materials for electronics: Where they come from, where they go

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

Feature Articles

 

Growing demand for electronics…and ceramic components

by Patty McKenzie
While 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.
22

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 Handwerker
The global semiconductor shortage is driven by a combination of short-term and long-term factors both on the supply and demand side.
24

From landfill to raw material: Obtaining high-quality recycled cullet to avoid glass manufacturing problems

by Jacques van Putten
Netherlands-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.
26

US continues exploring ways to reduce reliance on critical minerals amid
COVID-19 pandemic

by Lisa McDonald
Highlights from the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries
31

Meetings

 

Ceramics Expo 2021

38

MS&T 2021

40

EMA 2022

42

ICACC 2022

43

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

10

Ceramics in Energy

18

Ceramics in Biomedicine

20

Research Briefs

21

Columns

 

Into the Bulletin Archives—1970s

Lisa McDonald
6

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff

Electronic waste and the future of recycling
8

Student opportunities

by Shashank Priya and Eckhard Quandt

Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) Fellowship Program
34

Book review

by Mario Affatigato

Review of “Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture”
37

Deciphering the Discipline

by Bethany X. Rutherford

Implementing ceramic materials into neuromorphic memory devices through oxide-based memristors
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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