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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / June 25, 2012

• Carborundum Universal International Ltd Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of CUMI India, part of the $4.4 billion Murugappa Group, signed an agreement with Austria-headquartered RHI AG to buy the Vienna-based heat-resistant refractory products maker’s South African units RHI Isithebe (Pty) Ltd and RHI Refractories Africa (Pty) Ltd. The two SA businesses logged combined revenues of Rs.…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 10, 2012

Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle was rated highest in latest environmental rankings provided by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. See story below. Credit: Mitsubishi. Here is what we are hearing: DOE to launch new Energy Innovation Hub focused on advanced batteries and energy storage Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to launch a new…

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Enormous rare earths crisis brewing: China shutting down 3 major dysprosium mines

By / September 8, 2011

SEM image of Dysprosium hydroxyfluoride fibers. Credit: PPNL. A few days ago, Xinhua News agency reported that three rare earth mining districts near Ganzhou city have been order to halt production by year-end. In fact, production at one of the mines has been halted already, according to Li Guoqing, director of the city’s mining management…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / February 25, 2011

Worth a look: ‘Rechargeable’ anti-microbial surfaces boost food safety A University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist is developing a way to improve food safety by adding a thin anti-microbial layer to food-handling surfaces. Only tens of nanometers thick, it chemically “re-charges” its germ-killing powers every time it’s rinsed with common household bleach. Overview of NIST’s…

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Rare earth scramble heats up; California mine opening imminent

By / December 23, 2010

Molycorp’s Mountain Pass mine. Credit: Wikipedia Commons Apparently the DOE’s release of its first Critical Materials Strategy was one in a series of announcements about how various companies and countries are taking bigger steps to lock rare earth elements strategies in place. • On Dec. 20, the Asian News Network reported that Molycorp will reopen…

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