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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / April 27, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Coca-Cola’s American Canyon facility to introduce five natural gas hydrogen fuel cells on Earth Day Coca-Cola celebrates Earth Day with a ceremonial “green ribbon-cutting” to unveil the installation of five natural gas hydrogen fuel-cell servers at its beverage production facility in American Canyon, Calif. The Coca-Cola Company is a…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / April 20, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Kyocera remains San Diego’s most-awarded company for environmental programs, honored with 12th consecutive city recycling award; to hold eWaste recycling program in honor of Earth Day 2012 Kyocera Communications Inc., a San Diego-based provider of wireless phones in the Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., has…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 5, 2011

PPG Industries has activated a new 4,800-watt solar system, currently equipped with two 10-module arrays its Glass Business and Discovery Center. Credit: PPG. Here’s what we are hearing (some from news releases): JEOL opens new office in Brazil A leading supplier of electron microscopes and scientific instrumentation, JEOL USA (Peabody, Mass.) and its parent company…

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US, Brazil’s first ‘strategic energy dialogue’ produces cooperative agreements

By / August 19, 2011

Brazil’s Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron is a national research institution dedicated physics, chemistry, material science and life sciences. Credit: LNLS. Last week we linked to a story about how DOE deputy secretary Daniel Poneman was leading interagency delegation to Brasília to launch the US-Brazil strategic energy dialogue. One of the reasons we thought that announcement…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / August 12, 2011

Carbon-coated sand improves purification of drinking water Where’s the octopus? Yacht designers turn to Zircotec’s ceramic technology for durability & performance gains Poneman to lead interagency delegation to Brasília to launch the US–Brazil strategic energy dialogue Eye-pleasing energy reshapes power designs ‘Hybrid’ solar system proves cheaper than photovoltaics Japanese rare earth consumers set up shop…

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Improving MgO-containing castable refractories without excessive expansion

By Eileen De Guire / August 5, 2011

Refractory castables paddle mixer. Credit: Refractory and Applications Blog. Much of the research we report on can be compared to thoroughbred racehorses: it’s elegant, confident, stunning and promising. Now and then, though, it’s good (and maybe comforting) to take the time to learn about the research activities of the stalwart workhorses of the ceramics industry.…

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