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The role of ceramics and glass in the $479 billion smartphone market, plus more inside December 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / November 22, 2018

The December 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an in-depth analysis of the role of ceramics and glass in the smartphone market, in addition to the annual ceramicSOURCE 2019 reference and buyer’s resource directory—is now available online.

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What’s really inside your smartphone: A pile of raw minerals and serious social consequences

By April Gocha / August 22, 2017

According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.

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