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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / October 1, 2012

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the…

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 12, 2012

Check ’em out: The final countdown for engines (Construction Europe) The start of 2012 marked the introduction of another tranche of emissions legislation in Europe and the U.S. – an extension of the EU Stage IIIB and U.S. Tier 4 Interim laws that came into force at the start of 2011 for the 130kW to…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 23, 2011

Alfa Aesar launches mobile website for easy access to product information Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, announced the launch of a new mobile website designed specifically for use on smart phones. The site allows users to quickly and easily access Alfa Aesar’s detailed product specifications using mobile platforms. The site has been optimized globally…

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Good day on Wall Street for A123 shareholders

By / September 24, 2009

The gamblers were running amok today. Reuters: Shares of A123 Systems, a maker of lithium-ion car batteries, had the second-best debut of any 2009 U.S. initial public offering, rising 50.3 percent in their first trading session, far outpacing the four other stocks that came to market on a particularly busy day for IPOs. [. .…

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