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Inside CI: Focus on Materials

Use the Materials Handbook to find materials suppliers throughout the year.
By Susan Sutton
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 Welcome to our annual Materials Handbook issue! The handbook is organized with a definition/description for each material (listed alphabetically), followed by the names of suppliers that provide the material.


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Readers Most Interested in Suspension of Alumina Production

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Rio Tinto’s announcement that it would suspend production at its alumina refinery in Gove drew the most interest last week.


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Rio Tinto to Suspend Production at Gove Alumina Refinery

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Rio Tinto recently announced it will move to suspend alumina production at Gove in Australia’s Northern Territory.
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Readers Interested in GT Advanced Technologies

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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News regarding GT Advanced Technologies drew the most interest last week.


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

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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.
By Ian Doggett
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 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%.
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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.
By Susan Sutton
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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.
By Thomas R. Shearer
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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.
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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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