Slip and slide—spray-on polymer coating keeps porcelain toilet bowls cleaner

By April Gocha / December 6, 2019

A team of researchers developed a super slippery spray-on toilet bowl coating that prevents waste from sticking to the toilet bowl’s surfaces, allowing toilets to use less water to flush clean.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

GE’s new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.

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Solar-powered toilet uses quartz-glass rods and fiber optic cables to flush global sanitation concerns

By April Gocha / March 18, 2014

A team of scientists at University of Colorado–Boulder have developed a solar-powered toilet, sans water and sewage lines, that can collect and sterilize waste and generate useful biochar.

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