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Sapphire versus Gorilla Glass in smartphones? Corning says no contest but GT Advanced Technologies disagrees

By / May 23, 2013

There have been many gains in the production and application of sapphire over the last decade, but one new application being pursued—cover and touch screens for smartphones and similar devices—has certainly surprised me and is generating some controversy over its commercial feasibility. Most of the discussion about sapphire can be traced to GT Advanced Technologies…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 15, 2013

Here’s what we are hearing: CeramTec expands Marktredwitz site; Ceramics Group to invest €80M in existing plant The current business year for the CeramTec Group begins with a decision to start planning a major expansion of the Marktredwitz plant. An €80 million will flow into the Marktredwitz plant by 2015, creating around 120 new jobs.…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 16, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Thermal Technology ships large hot press Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of vacuum and high temperature furnace systems, recently built, installed and commissioned a 500,000-pound force hot press for a Northern California customer to produce large powder metallurgy semiconductor materials. The hot press, Model HP500-242424G, offers a large usable…

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Ceramic and glass business news from this week

By / April 1, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing (from press releases): Upgraded universal borescope from Schoelly Imaging offers modular advantage Schoelly Imaging Inc. announces an upgrade to its 4.0mm universal borescope, a modular borescope system whose interchangeable optic objectives allow inspectors to cost effectively change angles with a single borescope. Optics for the 4mm diameter borescope have been improved,…

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Sapphire crystal makers’ business on upswing

By / February 21, 2011

90 kg sapphire crystal. Credit: Thermal Technology. I’ve touched on LEDs a couple of times in the last few days, and in doing that research I got the distinct impression that because of strong demand in the LED markets, companies that have a hand in making the sapphire substrates for LEDs are doing quite well,…

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Industry news from this week

By / January 31, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: Hybon 2026 fiber glass by PPG qualified for wind turbine blades by Aerodyn New Energy researchers develop technology targeting improved efficiency and lower production costs of SolarWindow Setaram offers new brochure about its activities, its products, its thermal analysis, calorimetry techniques and gas sorption solutions and services. IPG Photonics strengthens…

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