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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 7, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Unifrax announces acquisition deal Unifrax, the Niagara Falls, N.Y.,-based manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation products, announced today that it has acquired Lauscha Fiber International (LFI) from Bürger Glass- und Fasertechnik GmbH and JLR Holding W.L.L. Bahrain. LFI develops, manufactures and sells innovative, glass microfibers to a global customer base.…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / January 4, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Virginia apartment complex first to showcase Solarban 70XL/SunClean glass PPG Industries announced that the Radius Urban Apartment complex in Newport News, Va., is the largest single installation of windows fabricated with Solarban 70XL glass and SunClean self-cleaning glass. By transmitting high levels of daylight while blocking the sun’s heat…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / December 20, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Blasch names DeCarlo manager of R&D department (The Business Review) Blasch Precision Ceramics Inc. has created a new position—manager of the research and development department—and named Keith DeCarlo to fill that slot. DeCarlo joined Blasch in 2010 as a research engineer. In his new position, he will be working…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp.—started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace will serve the expanding Asian electronics…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 16, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Ceradyne acquires interest in Graphite Machining Services and Innovations Ceradyne Inc. nnounced that it has acquired a minority interest with an option to acquire all of Tempe, Arizona-based Graphite Machining Services and Innovations. GMSI has developed a proprietary method of applying a chemical vapor deposited silicon carbide ceramic coating on…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 10, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Trek Inc. strategic partnership with M4 Sciences enables ultraprecision machining Trek Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic voltmeters has established a strategic partnership with M4 Sciences LLC which leverages technical strengths from both companies to provide high-productivity ultraprecision machining technology for use in aerospace, automotive, commercial,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / April 27, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Coca-Cola’s American Canyon facility to introduce five natural gas hydrogen fuel cells on Earth Day Coca-Cola celebrates Earth Day with a ceremonial “green ribbon-cutting” to unveil the installation of five natural gas hydrogen fuel-cell servers at its beverage production facility in American Canyon, Calif. The Coca-Cola Company is a…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 10, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing (some information from news releases): L&L Kiln introduces the Corona kiln This fiber-lined kiln reaches 2012°F. Heat up time is quick: 15 minutes to 1600°F; 30 minutes to 1900°F. Inside dimensions are 7-3/4″ wide by 8-1/4″ deep by 5-3/4″ high. It weighs approximately 35 pounds and ships by UPS. This kiln…

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J.P. Morgan holding LED manufacturer–investor parley

By / February 23, 2011

Credit: Intermatix. Just to round out my spat of recent posts on LEDs, I thought I’d mention that I came across discussion of the invitation-only J.P. Morgan LED General Lighting symposium starting tomorrow (Feb. 24) in Santa Clara, Calif. Typically, these are situations where the investment banker (i.e., J.P. Morgan) is attempting to facilitate a tête-à-tête…

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Sapphire crystal makers’ business on upswing

By / February 21, 2011

90 kg sapphire crystal. Credit: Thermal Technology. I’ve touched on LEDs a couple of times in the last few days, and in doing that research I got the distinct impression that because of strong demand in the LED markets, companies that have a hand in making the sapphire substrates for LEDs are doing quite well,…

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