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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / November 4, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

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New paper addresses causes of shattering glass cookware; margin of safety described as ‘borderline’

By Yoko Co / September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 (click for PDF version of this release) WESTERVILLE, OH —A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering…

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Hell’s kitchen: Thermal stress and glass cookware that shatters

By / August 31, 2012

A reconstructed soda lime silicate Pyrex glass bowl fractured by thermal shock. Credit: George Quinn. Not all Pyrex glass cookware is made the same. Surprised? So was I when I first started looking into this story. Corning devised and first manufactured the ubiquitous clear “Pyrex” cookware in the early part of the 20th century. In the…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / June 25, 2012

• Carborundum Universal International Ltd Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of CUMI India, part of the $4.4 billion Murugappa Group, signed an agreement with Austria-headquartered RHI AG to buy the Vienna-based heat-resistant refractory products maker’s South African units RHI Isithebe (Pty) Ltd and RHI Refractories Africa (Pty) Ltd. The two SA businesses logged combined revenues of Rs.…

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