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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / August 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for August 29, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 18, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 18, 2014.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / August 27, 2013

Announcing fiscal first quarter results, Japanese flat glass manufacturer Nippon Sheet Glass says its architectural glass business improved in Japan and the US but was still slow in Europe. The company says prospects for architectural markets in Japan remain positive, with an increase in new housing starts from the previous year. But it warns there…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / September 11, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Harper contracts with Orbite Aluminae for revolutionary high-purity alumina processing systems Harper International, world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, announced a new project with Orbite Aluminae Inc. for two high temperature systems in series for conversion of aluminum chloride. Orbite conducted on-site testing at Harper’s Technology…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 24, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: MTC earns its stripes with revolutionary tube design Morgan Technical Ceramics is promoting its range of striped tubes for the defense sector with an innovative design, offering lower frequency and increased drive for applications where high acoustic transmitting properties are required. Ideal for a variety of defense uses, including anti-submarine…

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‘Pin art’ gadgetry used to make curvy glass sheets

By Eileen De Guire / November 3, 2011

Flat windows chop up the smooth contours of this Gehry-designed health center. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed an economical process for bending large sheets of glass. Credit: Wikipedia. The southern elevation of architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nev., rises and swells…

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Glass floor, railing to be glistening centerpiece of Eiffel Tower renovation

By Eileen De Guire / October 27, 2011

Architect’s drawing of the renovated first floor of the Eiffel Tower showing a glass floor and railing system, and new pavilions. Credit: SETE. Architectural glass will be the centerpiece of a €25 million renovation of the Eiffel Tower that will be undertaken in 2012-13. Citing obsolescence and inefficient use, the Eiffel Tower Operating Company (SETE),…

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Curved glass panels to give new Apple HQ its donut-shape

By Eileen De Guire / June 16, 2011

ASM International’s iconic headquarters. Apple plans to build a new headquarters with similar features: circular footprint, glass exterior and courtyard garden. Credit: ASM International. Last week Steve Jobs presented Apple’s plans for a proposed new headquarters to be located on a former Hewlett-Packard site in Cupertino, Calif. at its city council meeting. Apple has patched…

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UV coating that makes transparent architectural glass less lethal to birds gets Red Dot award

By / August 23, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/ornilux.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/ornilux.jpg}] We’ve all heard that “out of nowhere” whack on home or office windows and later found the carcass of some poor bird lying below it. It’s easy to imagine that this scenario gets played out thousands of times a day around the world. But, until I ran across this story at…

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Arun Varshneya: Advantages of Chemically Strengthened Glass

By / July 8, 2009

Arun Varshneya, a professor in glass science at Alfred University, discusses the differences among techniques used to strengthen glass, and focuses on the advantages of using salt baths to chemically strengthen glass.

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