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Product Spotlight: Tile Manufacturing Line

New technology offers simplicity, product flexibility and lower costs.
June 2, 2014

The ceramic tile manufacturing process is highly evolved, allowing for the production of high- quality materials at outstanding levels of efficiency.


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Understanding Ceramic Material Behavior During Rapid Heat Treatments

Optical measurement methods can help ceramic engineers optimize fast firing techniques.
June 2, 2014

Traditional sintered ceramic bodies like stoneware or porcelain undergo a viscous flow sintering process.


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Modern Mechanical Carbon Materials for Aircraft Seal Applications

Many commercial and military aircraft seal applications could benefit from mechanical carbon solutions.
June 2, 2014

Modern mechanical carbon materials are being used in a variety of applications, including aircraft gear boxes, air turbine motor starters, and main shaft seals for both aircraft turbine engines and aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs).


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Market Trends: Smart Auto Glass Continues Growth

Multiple applications will drive the increased use of smart glass in the automotive industry.
June 2, 2014

Smart glass in the automotive industry is expected to become a $2.1 billion market by 2019, compared with $1 billion in 2014, according to “Smart Glass Opportunities in the Automotive Industry–2014,” a recent report from NanoMarkets.


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Glass Innovation: Unbreakable Glass Cover Composite

A new material composite for displays prevents glass splinters in vehicle crashes.
June 2, 2014

SCHOTT and DELO® Industrial Adhesives have collaborated to develop an unbreakable glass cover composite for vehicle navigation and entertainment screens, in which a high-tech adhesive bonds the display to the special glass cover.


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Glass Innovation: Glass at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

Player benches use Asahi Glass' chemically strengthened glass for better visibility, durability and damage resistance.
June 2, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently unveiled the official glass roof for player benches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, which is taking place June 12 through July 13.


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Investing in Ceramics: New Ceramic Proppants Plant

A new plant in Golden, Colo., will produce ceramic proppants used in oil and gas extraction operations.
June 2, 2014

CoorsTek Inc. recently announced the opening of a new plant in the Coors Technology Center in Golden, Colo., producing lightweight ceramic proppants.


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Market Trends: Abrasives Demand Continues Growth

Global demand for abrasives is expected to reach $40 billion in 2017.
June 2, 2014

Worldwide demand for abrasive products is forecast to expand nearly 6% per year to $40 billion in 2017, with nearly all products benefiting from a variety of positive factors.


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Ceramic Oxide-Based Nuclear Fuel Materials: Critical Considerations and Advancements in Thermal Processing

Advanced thermal processing technology can help nuclear fuel producers meet increasing industry demands.
May 1, 2014

Thermal processing of advanced materials like ceramic oxide pellets requires equipment that can reliably balance high-quality product output, safety, and economic production.


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Brick & Clay Record: Supplier Support

Suppliers are working hard to help the brick industry adapt to a challenging marketplace.
May 1, 2014

The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.


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