Featured Stories

Glass Innovation: Watching the Structure of Glass under Pressure

Researchers at UC Davis have been able to capture and observe the atomic structure of borosilicate glass.

Glass is used in many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments.


Read More

2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

The 40 winners in this 25th anniversary year span 22 states and Canada.
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently honored the best in brick design across North America with the Brick in Architecture Awards.
Read More

Ceramic Materials in Design

Designers and manufacturers can benefit from an in-depth review of advanced ceramic material properties.

Today’s advanced ceramics offer strong physical, chemical and electrical properties that make them highly resistant to melting, bending, stretching, corrosion, wear, high voltages, and currents.


Read More

Refractory Coating Compound

A zirconia-rich, high-temperature refractory coating compound can help improve kiln performance and efficiency.

After consulting with customers, Anderman Ceramics and partner Jyoti Ceramic Industries identified a need for a suitable refractory coating compound that can withstand high temperatures and control the erosion and corrosion of refractory linings, monolithics, ceramic fiber boards, modules and steel shells.


Read More

Glass Innovation: Glass Helps Solar Cells Keep Cool

Solar cell performance may be improved by a passive cooling system.

Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells: keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday sun.


Read More

Case Study: Energy Management Helps Ceramic Manufacturer Put Power on the Plate

Steelite International is finding multiple benefits by implementing some simple energy management strategies.

All energy-intensive industries—including ceramics—are vulnerable to massive unilateral increases in UK energy and carbon costs.


Read More

Cutting Costs in Photovoltaics: Glass Manufacturing

Efficiency gains for photovoltaics may still be captured in the upstream stages of the value chain, such as in glass manufacturing.

Although the costs for solar power have come down considerably, photovoltaics (PVs) are still unable to compete with conventional energy sources.


Read More

Assessing Critical Raw Materials in the Ceramic Industry

Critical raw materials have a high economic importance to the EU.

Jack Bedder, senior analyst with Roskill, shares details regarding the European Commission’s (EC) assessment of critical materials, including a report updated in 2014 that includes materials such as borates, fluorspar, magnesite, rare earths and more.


Read More

Continued Growth for Ceramic-Based and Other Permanent Magnets

Ceramic-based and other permanent magnets are used in many industrial applications for their high strength, demagnetization resistance and corrosion resistance.

Permanent magnets are a vital part of modern life. They are found in or used to produce almost every modern convenience today, from air conditioners and washing machines to speakers in mobile phones and electric motors in hybrid cars.


Read More

2014 CI Top 10: Leading Worldwide Manufacturers of Advanced Ceramics, Glasses and Refractories

We evaluated survey details combined with information gleaned from company websites, annual reports, press releases, etc. to develop the rankings.

We’re pleased to present the second annual CI Top 10! Following the success of the inaugural ranking last year, and taking into account your suggestions, we’ve expanded the scope of the CI Top 10 to include not only the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramics, but also advanced glasses and refractories.


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

September 2014 Issue Highlights

Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014

Podcasts

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI January 2015 cover

2015 January

It's our annual Materials Handbook issue, with the ever-popular "Raw & Manufactured Materials Overview" article! Check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Personal Smartphones

Do you use your personal smartphone or other device to complete tasks for your job?
View Results Poll Archive

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!