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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 30, 2015

Alcoa signs with Boeing, Materials Technologies moves forward, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 30, 2015.

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Usable Glass Strength Coalition issues request for proposals

By Eileen De Guire / December 15, 2015

The UGSC has issued a request for proposals to answer the fundamental question, “Where and how do flaws nucleate in glass?” Deadline is March 1, 2016.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / October 3, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

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Usable Glass Strength Coalition issues RFP to study flaw nucleation in glass

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. In January, Peter reported that the board of the newly established Usable Glass Strength Coalition convened for their inaugural meeting in late January. The mission of the coalition of industrial members is to support a sustained effort in the United States to understand why current forms of glass…

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Strong bubbles burst glass bottles

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2013

A perfectly good glass bottle can be broken by the force exerted by collapsing bubbles. A team of BYU fluid dynamics graduate students took the time to figure out how. Credit: Adapted from BYU video. Peter has been keeping you apprised of the emergence of the Usable Glass Strength Coalition, a collaboration focused on precompetitive…

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Strong, lightweight, and ductile (yes, ductile) silica glass nanofibers

By Eileen De Guire / January 11, 2013

University of Southampton (UK) scientist, Gilberto Brambilla, developed the strongest, lightest known silica glass nanofibers. Credit: U. Southampton. It looks like a team of optoelectronics researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain may be getting into the structural composites business. According to the press release, the group discovered how to make “the strongest, lightest weight…

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Welcome mat out for glass strength coalition’s first meeting

By / January 4, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. About three weeks ago, I reported that a formal organization, called Usable Glass Strength Coalition, had finally been launched after years of behind-the-scenes work. The USGS exists to fund and support fundamental research in glass strength. Just yesterday I learned that the UGSC will be holding its inaugural board…

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Understanding ideal glass structure could be key to doubling glass strength

By Eileen De Guire / September 25, 2012

No more broken glass? Theoretical work by researchers at Rice University shows the potential for doubling the strength of glass. Credit: Rice University. Glass is one of the intrinsically strongest of manmade materials, however, only a fraction of that strength is retained. Glass is arguably one of the most useful manmade materials, too, and if…

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