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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 21, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: BASF building production plant for specialty zeolites in Ludwigshafen, Germany (MaterialsViews) BASF is investing in the construction of a production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen headquarters in Germany. The plant is expected to start up operations in the first quarter of 2014, significantly increasing BASF’s production capacity…

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Mullite-like mixed oxides may replace platinum for catalyzing diesel pollution

By Eileen De Guire / August 23, 2012

A schematic view of the stepped structure of Mn-mullite for catalytic conversion of NOx diesel emissions. The red, purple and pale green represent oxygen, manganese and samarium, respectively. Credit: Cho; UTD. If you want a job done right, ask an oxide. At least, that is the approach that start-up Nanostellar (Redwood City, Calif.) is taking…

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MemPro’s ceramic catalytic converters get NSF boost

By / November 17, 2009

According to a press release, MemPro was recently awarded another Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Science Foundation for $147,000 — bringing the total the company has received from NSF to $847,000. Typical catalytic converters rely on expensive metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, so industry has long looked for a way…

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Mechanical strength standards set for honeycomb ceramics

By / September 20, 2008

ASTM International has issued a new global standard to address the use of honeycomb ceramics in automotive catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and combustion burner plates. The standard, ASTM C1674, Test Method for Flexural Strength of Advanced Ceramics with Engineered Porosity (Honeycomb Cellular Channels) at Ambient Temperatures, has been developed by group’s Subcommittee C28.04 on Applications,…

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