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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 28, 2014

European Union flat glass industry stats, Argonne cozies up to Akhan Semiconductor, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 28, 2014.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 17, 2013

Owens Corning selects Constellation to develop 2.6-megawatt solar project for Delmar, N.Y., facility Owens Corning and Constellation today announced the development of a 2.6-megawatt solar generation project that will supply clean energy to the company’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y. Scheduled for completion in late 2013, the solar project is designed to…

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Europe expanding strategic focus on graphene in big way

By / January 25, 2013

Two new developments and announcements related to graphene research indicate that the European region is more than ever committed to major R&D work with the extraordinary material. The first development came in a formal announcement from the UK’s University of Cambridge, which announced that on Feb. 1, 2013, the school would begin work on a…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 5, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Tam Ceramics expands its custom materials processing and recycling program Tam Ceramics recently announced it has expanded its material processing and recycling services, and has made additional investments in dedicated calcining, crushing, milling and sizing equipment. Discrete circuits and additional classification capabilities help ensure the quality and efficiency needed…

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Europe Union launches aerogel insulation research and commercialization project

By / September 27, 2011

Credit: ARMINES/MINES ParisTech/CEP. A push like this in Europe was bound to happen sooner or later, and part of me thinks it would have been smart for the US, via the DOE, to put about $25 million of ARRA money (ah, the good old days) into something like this.  Yesterday, CORDIS, the European Community Research and…

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Rietveld X-ray analysis helps REACH chemical assessment grouping, fewer tests

By Eileen De Guire / July 19, 2011

Grouping of substances can expedite EU REACH compliance. In late 2006, the European Union passed the legislation known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), which became effective on June 1, 2007. The legislation extends globally to any manufacturer or supplier wanting to do business in the EU. The European Chemicals Agency has…

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European Union trading farm subsidies for 45% increase in science funding

By / July 8, 2011

Credit: European Commission Despite the “austerity” thinking in some circles, this really seems like some logical strategic thinking (meaning, the thing about “strategies” is that it always involves smart allocation of scarce resources). From Nature: “[EU] spending on research and innovation would rise by about 45%, from €55 billion (US$80 billion) over the current 2007–13…

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Europe says it is ramping up its strategic materials plan

By / February 4, 2011

Wednesday the European Union announced a major new “vision” for dealing with strategic commodities and raw materials. The EU published a communication that lists 14 raw materials (antimony, beryllium, cobalt, fluorite, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, magnesium, niobium, platinum metals, tantalum, tungsten and rare-earths) it has identified as being at a higher risk of supply interruption and…

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EU turns off incandescent bulbs

By / September 1, 2009

Traditional light bulbs are being phased out in the 27 countries of the European Union, reports the New York Times. Europe will replace the bulbs as part of its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by the year 2020. Stores will be able to sell off their remaining stocks. However, starting Tuesday, the…

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