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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 24, 2018

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy, scientists discover perovskite material ideal for smart photovoltaic windows, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 24, 2018.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 24, 2015

Tax credits boost manufacturing, glass still topping sapphire, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 24, 2015.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / February 25, 2014

Ardagh Glass expects to receive bids for its Budweiser beer bottle-making unit this week in a deal that would allay antitrust concerns about the group’s proposed expansion in the US. Ardagh has been working with Citigroup to sell the majority of its US bottle-to-jam jar division, Anchor Glass, which it bought for $892 million in…

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New approach to ‘mining’—Extracting glassmaking raw materials from food waste—Updated

By Eileen De Guire / September 27, 2013

Colorado School of Mines researchers discovered a variety of food and agricultural wastes contain useful, extractable amounts of oxides, especially silica, and showed they can be melted into glass.

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The glass science behind the flat screen

By Eileen De Guire / September 24, 2013

Two recent papers in the ACerS International Journal of Applied Glass Science by a Corning Inc. team show the science behind commercial glasses for LCD substrates.

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O-I’s new $35M R&D center aimed at ‘revolutionary’ innovations in melting, forming and prototyping glass products

By / September 28, 2012

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have…

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O-I’s new $35M R&D center aimed at ‘revolutionary’ innovations in melting, forming and prototyping glass products

By Eileen De Guire / September 28, 2012

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 15, 2011

A fully automated robot arm pours molten glass into the sample mold. Credit: Knud Dobberke; Fraunhofer ISC. Check ’em out: Instant-on computers may be possible with modified materials Researchers from three NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at Penn State and Cornell recently added ferroelectric capability to materials used in common computer transistors–a feat…

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US glassmaking down, some pockets remain strong

By / March 3, 2010

According to recent press reports, large glass companies, such as Corning and Guardian Industries, claim that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production back of commodity-type glass products such as float glass to pre-recession levels. “Those who are looking through the rear-view mirror, waiting for the glass industry…

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