John Van Dine

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / January 11, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Netzsch to supply SpaceX’s thermal analysis lab Netzsch Instruments North America LLC is proud to announce that it is currently the sole supplier to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of high temperature thermal analysis instruments used to characterize material properties for space applications. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by…

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PPG to offer thermochromic window system with Pleotint’s sunlight-responsive interlayer

By / September 20, 2011

Pleotint window on left darkened to neutral-gray tint as heat load increased. On the right, the window has returned to clearest state as direct sunlight decreased. Credit: PPG Industries I’ve written several times the past about electrical (e.g., Sage) and passive (e.g., RavenBrick) dynamic (chromic) window systems and how some heavy hitters, such as Saint-Gobain…

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