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PPP: New Kiln Provides Greater Efficiencies for Robinson Ransbottom

By Christine Grahl
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A new kiln is enabling Robinson Ransbottom to increase fuel and production efficiencies, as well as improve product quality and thereby increase the amount of product it’s able to sell.
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PPP: Why Do I Need A Dryer?

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Look closely at your operations, and you will see that a number of benefits can be gained from investing in a commercial dryer.
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A New Cure for Screen Printing

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New UV-curable screen printing inks provide comparable performance to conventional inks without the environmental issues and high energy requirements.
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Dinnerware Manufacturers Promote Brand Status, Prestige

By Christine Grahl
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Today’s dinnerware manufacturers have capitalized on a number of markets by branching out into a whole array of interior design items, from cookware to table accessories to linens and other decorative and consumer items as an extension of a well-known brand.
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Investing in Ceramics: New Company Launched to Serve the Monolithics Market

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On July 1, 2001, Stevenson Specialty Refractories, Inc. was launched to serve the needs of the monolithic refractory market.
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TRI Reporting for Lead and Lead Compounds

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The recently enacted Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements for lead involve nearly every ceramic and glass decorating company in the U.S., as well as producers of lead-containing products, with far-reaching effects in terms of record-keeping, reporting, use of lead and other related issues.
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Refractories: A Decade in Review

By Charles E. Semler Ph.D.
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The global market is readily available to all companies, no matter what their size or location, but success continues to be based on maximizing product quality and cost-effectiveness, filling needs/niches, and providing personal contact and technical service.
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Brick Markets Remain Strong Despite Anticipated Construction Slowdown

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After a steady five-year climb in brick shipments and sales, with nearly 9 billion standard brick equivalents (SBE) shipped in 1999, 2000 showed a slight drop-off to around 8.5 billion SBE.
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Ceramic Incubator Helps Startups Get Off the Ground

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The Southern Tier of New York is home to one of the few business incubators that focus on ceramic manufacturing and related technologies.
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Glass Markets Remain Strong Despite Challenges

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A slowing economy and competitive materials may make it difficult for glass manufacturers to sustain their previous growth rates in the coming years.
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