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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / July 5, 2013

CoorsTek acquires Dynamic-Ceramic (Wall Street Journal) CoorsTek Inc., manufacturer of technical ceramics supplying critical components to high-technology markets, has acquired Dynamic-Materials (Ceramics) Ltd. (Crewe, England) and its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic-Ceramic Ltd., a specialist advanced ceramic manufacturing, trading, and consultancy company. Established in 1987, Dynamic-Ceramic offers a variety of ceramic materials for a wide range of…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 26, 2013

Corning announces increased quarterly dividend and new $2 B share repurchase program The Corning Inc. Board of Directors approved an increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend. Corning’s second quarter dividend will rise to $0.10 per share of common stock held, versus $0.09 per share previously. Corning previously increased its dividend payment to $0.09…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2013

Image credit: Plibrico. • In China, industrial production grew 9.9 percent in the first two months of 2013, while economists had expected an increase of 10.5 percent in the same period. Retail sales increased 12.3 percent in the period from January to February, compared to 15.2 percent in December; experts had predicted a growth of…

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UIUC team wins ICACC’13 Schott shot glass drop competition

By Eileen De Guire / February 1, 2013

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/2013_shot_glass2.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/2013_shot_glass.jpg}] One of the highlights of the Expo each year during the ICACC conference is the Shot Glass Drop Competition sponsored by the Schott North America. The competition—mainly for fun and bragging rights—involves engineering a container composed only of plastic straws that is designed to protect a glass shot glass as it…

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Photoblogging from ICACC (Daytona Beach): Expo, Shot Glass Drop, posters and more

By Eileen De Guire / January 27, 2012

The Shot Glass Drop competition gave students and young professionals a chance to put their on-the-spot design talents to the test. This clip shows a “victory drop” of the winning design by Jessica Serra. The ICACC meeting in Daytona Beach wraps up today. I left on Wednesday after more than a week on the conference…

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Giant Magellan Telescope: U Arizona finishing first, casting second of seven 8.4-meter mirrors

By Eileen De Guire / January 19, 2012

Artist’s rendering of mirror arrangement for Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. Credit: GMT. “Mirror, mirror on the wall/Who’s the best mirror maker of them all?” In the story of Snow White, the magic mirror is an important supporting character. It sees into places its interrogator cannot and reports back on the who, what and where…

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SCHOTT solar stairway generates power, pizzazz and savings!

By / February 13, 2009

SCHOTT, one of the world’s largest and most innovative glassmakers, reports the accomplishment of another first – the combination of solar panels and colored glass in the design of a stunningly beautiful stairway facade, integrated into the walls of the firm’s administration building in Mainz, Germany. Designed by German artist Paul Wurdel, the beautiful solar stairway…

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