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Armored vehicle maker trusts bulletproof glass to stop AK-47 bullets

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Armored vehicle outfitter Texas Armoring’s CEO Trent Kimball has bulletproof glass to thank for the ability to stand behind his products, quite literally.

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75th Conference on Glass Problems has no problems delivering on pre-meeting promise

By Jessica McMathis / November 6, 2014

The content-rich, technically oriented conference, organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University, delivered—kicking off Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in the heart of downtown Columbus.

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Owens Corning celebrates 75 years of glass innovations

By Jim Destefani / November 8, 2013

Starting in the mid-1930s, Owens-Illinois Inc. and Corning Glass Works collaborated to develop glass textile materials, spawning Owens Corning. The company is now celebrating its 75th anniversary.

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E-glass fiberglass flywheels for low cost energy storage

By Eileen De Guire / April 15, 2013

E-glass—already a workhorse reinforcement for fiberglass composites used for everything from shower doors to printed circuit board platforms to boats to storage tanks, and more—may turn out to be the material of choice for a high-tech energy storage system. Efficient conversion of alternative energy sources, such as wind or solar, is one piece of the…

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Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / August 18, 2010

Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy Zayas, project manager for Sandia National Lab’s Wind…

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Video of the week – Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / May 19, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jose_zayas.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jose_zayas.jpg}] Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy. Zayas, project manager for…

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Growth in glass? PPG reopening glass furnace, ramping up fiberglass production in N.C.

By / May 13, 2010

Glass manufacturing, at least fiberglass production, may be seeing signs of improving. PPG Industries just announced that it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C. The restart supports market demand, specifically in the area of automotive, wind energy, and oil and gas pipe applications. “The market is demanding energy efficiency and new…

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