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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

Owens-Illinois second quarter profits were down 0.8 percent from the same period last year due mainly to a decline in beer sales. Global volumes were down 1 percent, and any gains resulting from increased wine sales were offset by lower beer markets, the company says. Operating profits in Europe and Asia Pacific were higher, primarily…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 31, 2013

Surmet’s large-scale transparent aluminum oxynitride armor window. The company is on track to scale up fabrication processes to double the size of the windows in the next year. Credit: Surmet. Surmet achieves major milestone on its ALON window scale-up program Surmet has successfully delivered 18×35-inch size monolithic ALON windows, achieving a major milestone on its…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / May 7, 2012

(Note: the most recent Ceramic Tech Today email—May 15, 2012—accidentally contained an older link that directs readers to this page. For readers who want to go to P. Carlo Ratto’s most recent “News from the glass and refractory worlds, please click here.) • According to reports, Asahi Glass is considering expanding a factory it has…

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