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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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News roundup

By Eileen De Guire / June 12, 2012

IBC Advanced Alloys signs nuclear fuel R&D agreement IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.  has entered into a sponsored research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to predict and analyze the performance of the IBC sponsored beryllium oxide nuclear fuel technology and how it performs with the addition of silicon carbide cladding. Under the terms of…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

Here’s a selection of what we’re hearing. Corning’s new Willow Glass. Credit: Corning Glassworks. Corning launches ultra-slim flexible glass Corning Incorporated launched Corning Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies. Corning Willow Glass will help enable thin, light and cost-efficient applications including today’s slim…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / May 25, 2012

A sample of Bridgelux LED products. The company along with Toshiba achieved world-class performance for 8″ GaN-on-silicon LEDs. Credit: Bridgelux. Here’s what we are hearing: Global high temperature insulation market worth $3.5 billion by 2016 According to a new market research report, “High Temperature Insulation Market—HTI Application (petrochemicals, glass, ceramics, and others) and Temperature Range-Global Trends…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / May 11, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Unifrax celebrates 70 years of success with Fiberfrax product line Unifrax, a leading global producer of high temperature fiber products is celebrating a milestone year in 2012 as it observes the 70th anniversary of its well-known Fiberfrax product line. In 1942, J. Charles McMullen was a research scientist for…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / March 22, 2012

The new OSRAM Ostar Stage LEDs for bright spotlighting with color mixing. Here is what we are hearing: MesoCoat hits milestone – cladding inside diameter of pipe Abakan Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, MesoCoat Inc., has successfully completed a major milestone by cladding the inside diameter of steel pipe with corrosion and…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 16, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Thermal Technology ships large hot press Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of vacuum and high temperature furnace systems, recently built, installed and commissioned a 500,000-pound force hot press for a Northern California customer to produce large powder metallurgy semiconductor materials. The hot press, Model HP500-242424G, offers a large usable…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / January 27, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Kyocera’s 315-watt, 80-cell solar module launches in the US Kyocera Solar Inc. has announced the launch of its highest-output solar module, the 80-cell KD 315. The new module is ideal for large-scale installations like solar-covered parking, and is now available for US customers. Designed for high output, safety and ease…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 28, 2011

Here’s what we’re hearing (some info from news releases): Kyocera Supplies 2MW of modules for solar power plant in France Kyocera announced that is has supplied 8 solar modules for a new 2 megawatt solar power plant which sits over four acres of unused farmland in northwestern France. The plant was officially inaugurated on October 21…

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