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Arched design allows concrete floors to go thinner and lighter, offers green building solution

By April Gocha / May 16, 2017

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a new modular and thin concrete flooring system that weighs 70% less than conventional concrete floors and could offer a greener building solution.

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Low-temperature processing could establish ‘Materials Valley’ for companies manufacturing sustainable ceramic composites

By April Gocha / February 28, 2017

What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.

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Gorilla Glass goes fast: Automotive version of Corning’s strengthened glass goes in new Ford GT

By April Gocha / January 7, 2016

The sleek Ford GT supercar is shedding pounds as the first production vehicle to incorporate a windshield of thin-yet-strong Corning Gorilla Glass.

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The spin on state-of-the-art ceramics—coming to a turbine near you

By Stephanie Liverani / August 4, 2015

Jim Vartuli, manager of GE’s engineered ceramic laboratory, describes in a new video how GE is revolutionizing jet engines using ceramic matrix composites.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 26, 2015

Metals that walk on water, energy-generating rubber, space-age ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 26, 2015.

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DOE reinforces commitment to lighter, more efficient automobiles with $259M Alcoa loan

By Jessica McMathis / April 13, 2015

The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 1, 2015

Magnets control heat and sound, organic glass with specific orientation, sequencing the DNA of materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 1, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / August 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for August 29, 2014.

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Audi to lightweight its vehicles with glass fiber-reinforced suspension springs

By April Gocha / July 9, 2014

Audi recently announced its own lightweighting strategy to put some of its models on a diet that will trim almost 10 pounds, from a perhaps unlikely source.

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K-Coke? How Coca Cola’s ‘Green’ initiatives might impact the glass bottling industry

By Jessica McMathis / April 16, 2014

Whether it’s classic, diet, or caffeine-free, one thing’s for certain: Coca-Cola is getting the quintessential 21st century makeover complete with 21st century impacts.

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