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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / June 14, 2012

• Vidrala Group has announced that it has closed the first quarter of 2012 with a consolidated net profit of €10.6 million, up 16.6% compared to the same period the year before. • Saint-Gobain expects to post weaker first-half results but remains on track to meet its 2012 targets. • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. announces that…

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SGT initiates Pilkington early career award

By / November 7, 2011

Sir Alastair Pilkington. Credit: SGT. The Society of Glass Technology announced that it is beginning an “early career” biennial £1000 award (about $1,600) to promote creativity and excellence in studies related to glass. SGT says the award will be named the Alastair Pilkington Award in honor of the man best known for his invention of…

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1366 Technologies demonstrates directly manufactured silicon PV wafer

By / March 9, 2010

Last August I wrote about the typical 50% waste created when wire saws are used to slice silicon ingots into PV-suitable wafers, and research being conducted in Germany to lower that waste. Now 1366 Technologies, according to a story and video by Technology Review’s Kevin Bullis, is saying it might be able eliminate all saw…

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