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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / February 12, 2016

Saint-Gobain to export refractories, Tethon 3D reaches Kickstarter goal in 48 hours, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for February 12, 2016.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / June 14, 2013

  Owens Corning introduces new Sustaina glass veil at Techtextil 2013 Owens Corning introduced a new glass-based solution for construction, transportation and pipe rehabilitation during the Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt. The neew Sustaina is a surfacing and reinforcing glass non-woven solution for residential and commercial building applications. This new technology helps meet Europe’s legislatve…

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Welcome mat out for glass strength coalition’s first meeting

By / January 4, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. About three weeks ago, I reported that a formal organization, called Usable Glass Strength Coalition, had finally been launched after years of behind-the-scenes work. The USGS exists to fund and support fundamental research in glass strength. Just yesterday I learned that the UGSC will be holding its inaugural board…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / October 16, 2012

• Anchor Glass Containers, part of Ardagh Group, is to receive 6.6 megawatts in low-cost electricity, which will allow the company to retain 340 jobs and invest approximately $37.2 million in its US facility. • Gerresheimer has increased its pharmaceutical glass production capacity at its Lohr, Germany, plant with the installation of a new furnace.…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 2, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Morgan Technical Ceramics’ bioceramic hip joints improve quality of life for patients Vitox AMC, an alumina matrix composite bioceramic material for hip joints from Morgan Technical Ceramics, is proven to have exceptionally low wear rates compared with alternative materials. This provides a reliable solution without the potential health risks associated…

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / April 9, 2012

Something should be of interest here: Quantum computer built inside a diamond (USC News) Diamonds are forever – or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against “decoherence”…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / April 2, 2012

• Allied Glass Containers has announced that it is about to receive a significant boost due to a planned investment project, which will see over £3 million invested in the company’s glass coloring capability at its Knottingley, U.K. plant in the first six months of 2012. • ANH Refractories Europe has secured a new deal to…

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Rio Tinto sells, China expands African bauxite holdings

By / October 13, 2009

According to TradingMarkets.com, Rio Tinto is selling its 80 percent stake in Ghana’s only bauxite mine to Chinese minerals group Bosai, the company said on Monday. CTT has been reporting on alleged price gouging and monopolization of bauxite by Bosai. Price constraints on certain grades of bauxite have created difficult conditions, particularly for U.S. refractory…

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