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Video: Silver nanoparticles can keep you from smelling bad

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Does your clothing sometimes stink after a good workout? Today’s video shows how an element in the periodic table—silver—can kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Watch the video to learn more about silver’s stink-slaying superpowers.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 21, 2014

Owens Corning earns top honor, PPG COO sells, Corning considers shedding silicone, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 21, 2014.

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Covaron gains $300,000 in seed-stage funding for thermosetting ceramics tech

By Eileen De Guire / May 15, 2013

A unique Michigan-based startup company that is attempting to leverage a proprietary method of what it describes as thermosetting ceramics is on something of a roll. Covaron Advanced Materials (formerly called Kymeira Advanced Materials, as in the above video) announced that it has just secured $300,000 in seed money from a variety of sources, this…

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Ceramics and the $148 billion ethylene industry

By Eileen De Guire / January 14, 2013

Dow Chemical production plant in Freeport, Texas. The company plans to build an new ethylene production plant in Freeport by 2017. Credit: Dow Chemical Co. Last week I told you about the extremely harsh environments in reverse-flow pyrolysis reactors and how “ceramic dusting” can be brought on by high process temperatures combined with cycling between…

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Administration: NSF, DOE grants boost MGI efforts, new $120M hub to advance energy storage research

By / November 30, 2012

Credit: OSTP. With the election behind it, the Obama administration appears to be quickly returning to a major emphasis on energy and “materials genome” related research. First, according to a new story coauthored by Cyrus Wadia, the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s point person for the Materials Genome Initiative, $25 million worth of grants…

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White House releases report on advanced manufacturing initiatives

By Eileen De Guire / July 30, 2012

A new report issued from the White House proposes 16 actions to improve manufacturing and innovation. Credit: Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee; PCAST, OSTP. The New York Times and other major newspapers are reporting that the United States economy grew in the second quarter of 2012, but at a paltry (annualized) rate of 1.5 percent…

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Video of the week: Faber introduces plenary speakers for ICC4

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] We’ve been telling you about the upcoming 4th International Congress on Ceramics in Chicago and the exciting program that has been organized. One gauge of how a meeting is shaping up is to see who else is going, and some of the first to commit are always the keynote and plenary speakers.…

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ICC4 Plenary & keynote speakers (part 1): Interest in energy topics abound

By / February 20, 2012

From left, David Bem, Athanasios Konstandopoulos and Gary Calabrese. As ICC4 president Katherine Faber noted last week in her video invitation to the July 15-19 event in Chicago, the congress is designed to foster discussion and planning concerning issues facing the global ceramic and glass communities, and gain insights into emerging opportunities, future business trends and the…

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging technologies and create new manufacturing jobs and increase the nation’s global competitiveness. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama introduced the…

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Three-in-one diesel honeycomb ultra-high acicular mullite could slash costs for emission systems

By / August 10, 2010

Schematic of a typical, bulky and costly three-part diesel engine aftertreatment system. Credit: Pyzik, Ziebarth, Han and Yang; ACT. Mostly through sheer coincidence, I have been running across several articles (see below) regarding approaches to NOx emissions control. The latest comes from a new paper in the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7402.2010.02539.x)…

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