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Major spark plug maker plans to shift focus towards solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 5, 2018

NGK Spark Plugs, the Japanese company that leads the global spark plug market, is turning its focus away from its namesake product and instead concentrating its efforts to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.

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Video: Ninja rocks exploit ceramics’ dark side

By April Gocha / February 28, 2014

Ceramic shards from broken spark plugs—aka ninja rocks—are used by thieves to break into cars, thanks to the material properties differences of alumina and glass.

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High-alumina ceramic insulator at heart of new spark plug

By Jim Destefani / September 9, 2013

Federal-Mogul Corp., a Southfield, Mich.-based supplier of OEM and aftermarket automotive components and systems, has introduced a new high-performance spark plug featuring a high-alumina insulator material that enables the plug to handle the increasing thermal, voltage, and other requirements of modern high-output gasoline engines.

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