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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 7, 2014

Morgan Advanced Materials announces range of precision glass tubing and rods for electronics, telecommunications, and aerospace Morgan Advanced Material’s Technical Ceramics business offers a range of precision glass tubing and rods for electronics, telecommunications, and aerospace applications, including miniature fuse bodies, glass-to-metal seals in integrated circuit packages, glass lenses for erasable/programmable read only memory (EPROM),…

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Shale gas a “blue bridge to a green future”?

By Jim Destefani / June 20, 2013

Rig for drilling multiple horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale formation of Pennsylvania. Credit: Ruhrfish/Wikimedia Commons.  In western Pennsylvania, in eastern Ohio, in Texas and Oklahoma, from Colorado to Arkansas to New York, there’s an energy boom in progress. It’s big enough to make the United States energy-independent by 2030, according to some experts, and…

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Ceramics and the $148 billion ethylene industry

By Eileen De Guire / January 14, 2013

Dow Chemical production plant in Freeport, Texas. The company plans to build an new ethylene production plant in Freeport by 2017. Credit: Dow Chemical Co. Last week I told you about the extremely harsh environments in reverse-flow pyrolysis reactors and how “ceramic dusting” can be brought on by high process temperatures combined with cycling between…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 5, 2012

Check ’em out: Mapping the Materials Genome (InsideScience Currents) At the APS Meeting, Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University discussed the work at his “collaboratory” on developing a “materials genome,” an effort to capture important information on materials, their structures, and properties and connect them together in a sort of interrelated web of information. Rajan showed…

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