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Markets of magnitude: International profile of the ceramic industry in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, plus more inside October/November ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / September 21, 2017

The October/November 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an international ceramic industry report on Southeast Asia, the truth about silicon carbide for modern ceramic armor, and a midpoint update on the activities of an active Brazilian glass research center—is now available online.

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Boron carbide for lightweight ceramic armor, and more inside August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 20, 2017

The August 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about boron carbide for lightweight ceramic armor, an update on German ceramic R&D activities, and where big data meets materials science—is now available online.

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Fish scales inspire ceramic-plated protective gloves that are puncture-resistant yet flexible

By April Gocha / February 21, 2017

By studying how fish scales deform, interact, and fracture, scientists at McGill University have uncovered mechanisms to translate that flexible strength into principles to engineer puncture-resistant gloves that can maintain dexterity while protecting workers with superior appendage protection.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 28, 2016

Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.

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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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Video: Could composite metal foams give ceramic materials a run for their money?

By April Gocha / April 13, 2016

Researchers from North Carolina State University have spent several years studying composite metal foams to better understand their properties and incredible potential.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 16, 2015

Ceradyne receives Army order for ceramic armor, Fuyao glass plant already expanding, ACI names memorial fellowship, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 16, 2015.

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Remembering Joel Moskowitz—Ceradyne founder and ACerS Distinguished Life Member

By Eileen De Guire / March 20, 2015

Joel Moskowitz—the man known for saving the lives of soldiers in combat—lost his battle against cancer on March 15 at age 75.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 23, 2013

How energy harvesting tech could power wearables and the internet of things (GigaOm) It’s all very well talking about the evolution of wearable computing and the internet of things, but something has to power these thin and/or tiny devices. For that reason, it’s a good thing that so many ideas are popping up in the…

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CeramTec posts video libraries on YouTube channels

By / September 7, 2012

Germany-based advanced ceramics manufacturer CeramTec recently created a YouTube channel for itself and over the last two weeks has published several short videos (most available in English and German versions) about ceramic materials concepts and company capabilities. CeramTec is part of the much larger Rockwood Holdings chemicals and advanced materials group. Several of the videos…

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