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Disposed to disposable: Why homes don’t last in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Jessica McMathis / June 4, 2014

In Japan, where the typical home lasts just three decades and is worth nothing after 15 years, it’s common that homeowners have nothing to show for their 30 years of mortgage payments.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Turning trade-offs to pay-offs—Business, manufacturing leaders to converge, connect at CLS 2014

By Jessica McMathis / February 18, 2014

The 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit (CLS), April 7–9 in Baltimore, Md., will bring manufacturing and business executives together to tackle business strategies for success.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / October 18, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / September 13, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

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Cement, concrete sustainability a hot topic

By Jim Destefani / September 5, 2013

Portland cement production and concrete production can be messy, but researchers are working to make the processes greener and more sustainable.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 2, 2013

Sound waves precisely position nanowires Researchers at Penn State University are using sound waves to position nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits. The researchers looked at the placement of metallic nanowires in solution on a piezoelectric substrate, applying an alternating current to the substrate to…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 17, 2013

Owens Corning selects Constellation to develop 2.6-megawatt solar project for Delmar, N.Y., facility Owens Corning and Constellation today announced the development of a 2.6-megawatt solar generation project that will supply clean energy to the company’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y. Scheduled for completion in late 2013, the solar project is designed to…

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Don’t wait in line for coffee: How to know where the business opportunity is

By Eileen De Guire / September 14, 2012

There are two ways to guess what the future holds: Gaze into the crystal ball or find a guide who knows the terrain. Credit: ACerS. At my office we have a large, glass crystal ball. It is a stunning and beautiful piece. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could invite ACerS members to gaze into…

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