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April’s ACerS Bulletin—now available online—is all about advanced ceramics

By April Gocha / March 20, 2015

Spring is calling, and it’s saying that the April issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / October 14, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / June 3, 2013

• Turkey’s leading glassmaker Sisecam plans a series of share sales by its publicly traded companies, hoping to attract new long-term investors, with the aim to increase free float. Sisecam is also looking at Pasabahce unit flotation. • Indo-Asahi Glass, one of the oldest glass manufacturing factories in the country, located in BhadaniNagar, India, is…

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Freedonia: World refractory demand to grow annually 3.4 percent through 2016

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2013

Credit: The Freedonia Group Inc. The Freedonia Group has just issued a new report about the market for refractory materials, “Refractories to 2016,” and, generally speaking, the outlook is good worldwide, including the view on North America and Western Europe, where refractory demand has ebbed and flowed quite a bit over the last decade. As…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / February 11, 2013

• Quarterly group revenues at Nippon Sheet Group were 9 percent down from the previous year, at $4 billion compared to $4.49 billion; the profit from the corresponding quarter of the previous year was down to $50 million from $128 million, as a result of challenging market conditions, particularly in Europe. Its automotive and technical…

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Freedonia predicts good things ahead for US refractories sales

By / December 18, 2012

Credit: The Freedonia Group. The 3.3 percent per year growth rate for US refractory sales that has just been predicted by a respected market research group through 2016 isn’t blistering—but I think most in the industry would take steady growth over the alternative. According to market research by the Freedonia Group, refractories sales in the US will grow to…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 6, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: An aluminum oxynitride window hermetically bonded to a metallic fixture. Credit: Surmet. Successful demo of bonding of metal to ALON optical ceramic for applications including oil and gas drilling Conventional metalizing and brazing techniques used for Alumina and sapphire are not directly applicable to ALON. However, Surmet has now successfully…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 31, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: PPG to form fiber glass joint venture with Harsha in India PPG Industries announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Harsha Exito Engineering Private Limited (India) to establish a 50-50 joint venture for the manufacture and sale of fiber glass reinforcement products. “We are encouraged by the…

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Freedonia: Short-term hydrogen demand to grow 3.4%

By / March 10, 2010

The research company Freedonia Group predicts that worldwide hydrogen demand will continue to climb, growing at a 3.4 percent annual pace through 2013. Oftentimes the term “hydrogen economy” is associated with emerging energy and transportation technologies, but a new report from Freedonia, World Hydrogen, indicates the growth primarily is being driven by petroleum refining enterprises…

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