Articles Tagged with ''alumina''

Rio Tinto Announces Strong Third Quarter Production; Bauxite Production Sets New Record

October 22, 2013
Third quarter bauxite production set a new quarterly record and was 9% higher than in the third quarter of 2012.
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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Synthetic sapphire’s versatility and ability to withstand extreme conditions make it a viable candidate for a number of applications.
October 1, 2013

 Sapphire, the single crystal form of alumina (Al2O3), was first synthesized more than a century ago, but the most exciting advances associated with this versatile material are taking place today.  


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Chinese Refractories

Despite 2012 declines in both volume and value, export prices increased over 7%.
October 1, 2013

China’s refractory materials production in 2012 fell 4.43% over the previous year to 28.1891 million tons, reportedly due to a slowdown in growth rates for downstream sectors like iron and steel, building materials, and glass, as well as the reduced demand for refractories in infrastructure construction.


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Refractories Roundtable

The refractories industry faces challenges, but many opportunities are available.
October 1, 2013

According to a study released earlier this year by The Freedonia Group, demand in the worldwide refractories market is expected to grow 3.4% per year through 2016, reaching 46.3 million metric tons valued at $46.5 billion in product sales.


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Grinding Brittle Materials

Specific grinding parameters help prevent sub-surface damage in brittle materials.
August 7, 2013

In the industrial world, brittle materials include the range of cemented tungsten carbide grades, the entire family of advanced ceramics—including silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, zirconia and zirconia-toughened alumina, boron carbide and others—and polycrystalline diamond.


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Top 20 CI Articles of 2012-2013

Discover our most popular articles of the year.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 20 most-viewed articles/columns on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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Top 10 CI Market Report Stories of 2012-2013

Market reports highlight multiple areas of opportunities.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 10 most-viewed market report stories on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: Ceramic Pins

June 11, 2013
Ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends are now available.
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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: Ceramic Insulators

June 5, 2013
These insulators can also reportedly be used for a range of other industrial applications such as fuses, precision electrical resistors and cartridge heaters.
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INNOVNANO: YttriaStabilized Zirconia Powder

June 4, 2013
This company has developed 3 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia powder (3YSZ), an advanced technical ceramic with medical device applications.
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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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