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Dinnerware Manufacturers Promote Brand Status, Prestige

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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About the 2001 Market Overview

This issue contains market information and forecasts for several ceramic industry segments, including advanced ceramics, dinnerware, tile, sanitaryware, refractories, glass and brick/structural clay.
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Growth Prediction Lowered for U.S. Advanced Ceramics Industry

With the recent downturn in the economy, the growth rate for advanced ceramics in the next five years is expected to be about 5.7% per year.
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Domestic Tile Market Faces Challenges in Construction Levels, Imports

Ceramic tile consumption over the next four years is expected to be somewhat lower than in the past, increasing 6.1% to reach 3,059 million square feet in 2004.
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