As the country emerges from the “Great Recession,” it’s time for brick manufacturers to look at ways to be more competitive. Revisiting low-set technology offers the prospect of reducing costs when building new brick plants or retrofitting old ones.
The global demand for flat glass is expected to reach $102 billion by 2018.
February 2, 2015
Global demand for flat glass is forecast to advance 6.6% per year to nearly 10 billion m2 in 2018, valued at $102 billion, according to “World Flat Glass,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.
With the help of software and performance optimization solutions, ERP systems can drive and sustain lasting improvements for ceramic and glass manufacturers.
February 2, 2015
Challenging economic times mean that manufacturing executives must do more with less. Heading into 2015, the world’s top multinational manufacturers are trying to find a safe route through an economy known more for the promise of volatility than the prospect of surefire growth.
U.S. and Canadian production of crude fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide remained flat in 2013, at 10,000 t and 35,000 t, respectively. U.S. imports for consumption of fused aluminum oxide declined slightly (1.3%) to 228,000 t, while exports jumped 23% to 23,500 t.
Martin Metzger, president and co-founder of Silicon Carbide Products, shares some company history and industry insights.
January 5, 2015
Silicon Carbide Products (SCP) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company, which was founded in 1994 in Horseheads, N.Y., produces ceramic components for use in a variety of industrial applications.