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Reduced firing temperatures, low-e kiln design to save energy, cut emissions

By Jim Destefani / September 30, 2013

A new electric field-assisted kiln technology developed at Ceram could work in combination with lower-firing materials to cut energy costs and emissions for the ceramics industry.

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Ceram building first commercial-scale flash sintering kiln?

By Eileen De Guire / April 18, 2013

Credit: Marco Cologna & Rishi Raj, Univ. of Colorado. Words such as “novel” and “revolutionary” get thrown around fairly frequently in science and engineering circles, but the still-young technique of flash sintering, in theory, could deliver a broad revolution in the preparation of ceramic materials, and it appears it will soon be put to a…

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