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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

GE’s new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 10, 2014

GT Advanced Technologies goes bankrupt, Alcoa opens aerospace alloy plant, Xaar dropping the axe, David Slutz dishes all, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 10, 2014.

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Apple who? Kyocera changes the conversation with talk of its own sapphire screen

By Jessica McMathis / July 23, 2014

Apple isn’t the only kid on the sapphire block—this time around, it’s Kyocera who’s making waves with talk of its own sapphire-screened smartphone.

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Patents suggest Apple iPhone 6 may have transparent texting on smudge-proof sapphire screens

By April Gocha / March 29, 2014

With the Apple iPhone 6 set for release later this year, the rumors have begun–the latest patent applications suggest transparent texting technology and smudge-proof sapphire screens.

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Video: GT Advanced Technologies to grow sapphire crystals for Apple

By Eileen De Guire / November 7, 2013

  Boston-based mobile and tablet blog, Pocketnow, toured the Salem, Mass., plant where GT Advanced Technologies grows sapphire crystals, similar to the ones GT will be growing for Apple in a new Mesa, Ariz. plant. (Credit: Pocketnow; YouTube.) On Monday GT Advanced Technologies (Concord, N.H.) announced its third quarter financials and that it had signed…

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Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass in smartphones? Corning says no contest but GT Advanced Technologies disagrees

By / May 23, 2013

There have been many gains in the production and application of sapphire over the last decade, but one new application being pursued—cover and touch screens for smartphones and similar devices—has certainly surprised me and is generating some controversy over its commercial feasibility. Most of the discussion about sapphire can be traced to GT Advanced Technologies…

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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 / 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 / December 6, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: APC publishes free piezo calculator iPhone, iPad app APC International Inc. has announced the release of its APCPiezoCalc iPhone and iPad app. The app is an interactive mobile application that allows the user to easily calculate the frequency constant, resonance frequency, capacitance, dielectric constant, static displacement and static voltage…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 29, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: 3M completes acquisition of Ceradyne 3M announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ceradyne Inc. effective as of Nov. 28, 2012, pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement among Ceradyne, 3M, and 3M’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cyborg Acquisition Corp., through the merger of Cyborg Acquisition Corp. with and into…

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