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Materials Innovation: Strong and Lightweight Silica Nanofibers

Researchers have developed silica nanofibers that are 15 times stronger than steel.

Globally, the quest has been on to find ultra-high-strength composites, leading scientists at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) to investigate light, ultra-high-strength nanowires that are not compromised by defects.


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Using Windows to Generate Electricity

A new electricity-generating coating is capable of generating electricity on glass.

Over the years, glass building components such as windows have evolved from simply providing a transparent barrier against the outside environment to fundamentally altering design aesthetics and facilitating energy conservation through the reduction of energy and operating costs.


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Case Study: Rebuild Solution

A rebuild dramatically improves kiln efficiency at Morgan Technical Ceramics.

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Southampton, UK, has reportedly seen significant improvements in the operation of four of its sinter fire kilns following a rebuild using a complete engineering solution supplied by sister company Morgan Thermal Ceramics.


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Product Profile: Disc Debut

Mantec Technical Ceramics develops process control discs for thermal monitoring and controlling.

Mantec Technical Ceramics recently introduced high-temperature Bullers™ process control discs. These new discs can ensure a uniform and controlled heatwork profile in thermal monitoring and controlling.


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Market Report: Flat Glass on the Rise

Flat glass demand is expected to reach 9.2 billion m<sup>2</sup> in 2016.

World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 7.1% per year through 2016 to 9.2 billion m2, according to “World Flat Glass,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc.


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Focus on Heavy Clay

Present and future challenges for the heavy clay supply chain were recently discussed at SACMI’s Heavy Clay Open Day.

On September 26, 2012, SACMI held an Open Day during Tecnargilla. Attended by major international players in the industry—from producers to certifiers—theevent looked into questions posed by future scenarios where the crucial issues will be sustainability, efficiency and product/process innovation.


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Improving Quality and Efficiency

Manufacturers can gain a measurable advantage by implementing software tools to automate the ballooning and specification process.

As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.


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