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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / March 2, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Sudden closure of Trainor Glass likely to cause ripple effect across industry (Glass Magazine) The news of Trainor Glass Co.’s sudden closure last week was met with mixed reaction across the glass industry-from surprise and sadness, to fear and uncertainty. Officials from the contract glazier notified employees by Feb.…

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Another step towards practical superinsulation? Cabot launches new aerogel additives for coatings

By / March 29, 2011

Cabot’s Enova 3110 aerogel particles. Credit: Cabot. In my mind, the holy grail for thermal insulation is a practical (i.e, inexpensive and easy to use) product that incorporates silica-based aerogel, and, at first glance, Cabot’s new Enova line of aerogel particles appears to be a step in the right direction. Bulk silica aerogel is a…

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Some industry news from this week

By / January 14, 2011

On the business side of things: H.C. Starck and Cabot announce patent cross-license agreement on tantalum, niobium powder technology Z-Wave makes headway in home energy, via Verizon UltraCell inks deal with Army for 150W fuel cell system NanoMech’s acquisition integrates Canano’s breakthrough materials with NanoMech’s nanoengineering product expertise SUSS MicroTec announces collaboration with Cornell nano…

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Video of the week: aerogel insulation hits housing market

By / February 2, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aspen_aerogel_demo.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aspen_aerogel_demo.jpg}] GreenTech reported that some aerogel companies are offering thin blankets that serve as replacements for traditional fiberglass, foam or cellulose insulation. It’s still more expensive upfront but the costs have fallen to the point that it can make sense in certain cases, particularly masonry or curved walls. The video posted above…

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Industry headlines

By / August 18, 2009

APCI announces US-based electroceramic powder production operation The firm announces the start-up of a U.S.-based ceramic powder manufacturing facility for the production of piezoelectric powders. Hammond Lead Products, a US-based chemical producer centered in Indiana, is working with APCI to match its lead-related materials science technologies with APCI’s array of established high performance lead-zirconate-titanate powders.…

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