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Raw materials on everybody’s mind at UNITECR 2017 in Santiago, Chile

By Eileen De Guire / October 4, 2017

The refractory community met at UNITECR 2017 in Santiago, Chile, the last week of September. Raw material prices and trends, as well as advances in technology, were at the forefront.

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Celebrating ACerS 2017 awards and honors, plus more inside September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 17, 2017

The September 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2017 class of awards, an interagency report on ceramic coatings to improve engine efficiency, and a novel bauxite porcelain microstructure for high-voltage insulation—is now available online.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / June 3, 2013

• Turkey’s leading glassmaker Sisecam plans a series of share sales by its publicly traded companies, hoping to attract new long-term investors, with the aim to increase free float. Sisecam is also looking at Pasabahce unit flotation. • Indo-Asahi Glass, one of the oldest glass manufacturing factories in the country, located in BhadaniNagar, India, is…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 31, 2013

Surmet’s large-scale transparent aluminum oxynitride armor window. The company is on track to scale up fabrication processes to double the size of the windows in the next year. Credit: Surmet. Surmet achieves major milestone on its ALON window scale-up program Surmet has successfully delivered 18×35-inch size monolithic ALON windows, achieving a major milestone on its…

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Roskill: Upturn in shipped, traded bauxite; market to be oversupplied short term

By / January 22, 2013

Global bauxite production. Asian supply has grown from 16 percent to 45 percent over the last decade. Credit: Roskill. In what is probably good news for refractory ceramics producers, a new report from a UK-based market research company, Roskill, says that alumina refining and bauxite production have caught up—at least temporarily—with the disrupting surge in…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / January 11, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Netzsch to supply SpaceX’s thermal analysis lab Netzsch Instruments North America LLC is proud to announce that it is currently the sole supplier to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of high temperature thermal analysis instruments used to characterize material properties for space applications. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / November 26, 2012

• Allied Glass Containers plans to invest in new furnace technology (above) and install an EME batch charger. According to the company, this is the first installation in the UK of this type of batch charger and doghouse design. • Emhart Glass is to reorganize its global production and engineering capability with the aim of…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / March 5, 2012

Amid rising demand for hollow glass spheres, 3M (St. Paul, Minn.) has decided to expand its production at its French site in Cambrai / Tilloy by another 35%; the technology group had just raised the site’s output by 20% last year. The additional capacities are due to come on stream by the end of 2012.…

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Rio Tinto sells, China expands African bauxite holdings

By / October 13, 2009

According to TradingMarkets.com, Rio Tinto is selling its 80 percent stake in Ghana’s only bauxite mine to Chinese minerals group Bosai, the company said on Monday. CTT has been reporting on alleged price gouging and monopolization of bauxite by Bosai. Price constraints on certain grades of bauxite have created difficult conditions, particularly for U.S. refractory…

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