Despite sluggish overall demand, the market for advanced refractories will provide some opportunities.
September 1, 2015
Demand for refractories in the U.S. is forecast to increase 3.3% per year through 2019 to $3.1 billion, representing a deceleration from robust 2009-2014 gains as iron and steel production in the U.S. slows.
Seattle's Bullitt Center meets rigorous green design and construction standards with the help of low-e glass from PPG.
August 3, 2015
The Bullitt Center in Seattle has become the third building constructed with PPG Industries’ glass to meet the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) standard, reportedly the world’s most rigorous green design and construction standard.
Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone screen that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass; it’s a special spinel that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years.
Ceramic manufacturers all over the world must consider two important factors when selecting the optimum equipment for their firing needs: running costs and the ability to make products with consistent quality.
Everything fell into place for Acme Brick's 124th birthday.
August 3, 2015
Acme Brick Co. celebrated its 124th birthday by toppling over 4,000 brick at the Fort Worth Water Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas. Most “topples” are built with dominos, but this installation used real Acme brick: solid paving brick from Acme’s Tulsa, Okla., plant, as well as several hundred specialty brick from other Acme plants.