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Acme Brick Reopens Texas Plant

The Bennett plant reopening is in response to an improving homebuilding market.

Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.


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Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Manufacturers can use economic development incentives to boost profits.

Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.


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Ceramic Material Screening

Manufacturers should consider size specifications and available features when selecting a material screener.

Screening is an essential aspect of processing ceramic materials. An array of commercial applications for ceramics—from building materials to aerospace—is facilitated by the diversity of available ceramic products.


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Monitoring Combustible Gases in Kilns

Monitoring combustible gas concentrations can improve safety and increase understanding of the firing process.

Firing ceramics that contain organic binders poses a unique safety consideration. When heated, organic binders release combustible vapors. Under some conditions, concentrations may reach flammable or explosive levels during binder burn-out.


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Preventing the Self-Heating of Particulate Solids During Drying Operations

Recognizing that a product in powder or granular form can self-heat is the first step in controlling the risks associated with self-heating.

Many particulate solid materials can exhibit self-heating that, if unchecked, can progress to a fire or explosion.


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Glass Innovations: SCHOTT Introduces IR Concept Grill

The concept uses a high-performance glass-ceramic grate system to ensure no loss of IR heat.

Ever wonder why the steaks cooked on a home barbecue don’t taste like the ones from a high-end steakhouse? It’s because many steakhouses use high-temperature infrared (IR) grilling technology that can sear meats evenly at 700° or hotter under the careful watch of professional chefs.


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On the Cutting Edge: Electric Wheelchairs Run on Solar Energy

Solar modules are generating energy to charge electric wheelchairs.

Kyocera Corp. recently announced that a solar project using the company’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of 10 inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are driven exclusively using solar power.


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Materials Innovation: How to Treat Heat Like Light

New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected like electromagnetic waves.

An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.


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Silicon Nitride Synthesis

Silicon nitride offers solutions to problems faced in industries that require high-temperature, high-strength materials and very small allowable tolerances.

 Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a naturally formed material created during the development of the earth due to the ammonia-rich atmosphere, silicon-rich crust and high temperatures.Silicon nitride was first developed synthetically in 1859 by Deville and Wöhler, resulting in a patent filed in Germany. 


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Product Profile: Enhanced Silicon Carbide Refractories

New products offer greater oxidation protection in harsh and high-temperature environments.

Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials recently introduced enhanced silicon carbide refractory products for the metallurgical, kiln furniture and waste-to-energy markets.


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