Refractories manufacturers are likely well-versed in the special requirements that these products have for shipping purposes. While these materials can be transported via different modes (e.g., ground, ship or air), intermodal shipping is a great transportation solution (depending on the shipment lane).
Many different techniques using a range of machines are available for ceramic and glass decoration.
September 1, 2016
The range of available decoration machines is wide and covers different types of techniques. A general understanding of these techniques can help manufacturers choose the right method for their application.
The 25th edition of the Tecnargilla Expo is slated to take place September 26-30 at the Expo Centre in Rimini Fiera, Italy. Tecnargilla 2014 hosted over 500 exhibitors and attracted 32,120 visitors from over 100 countries.
The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) will be held September 26-29.
September 1, 2016
The third annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo and Conference (CAMX) is scheduled to take place September 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The event, co-produced by the American Composites Manufactures Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), replaces both organizations’ annual conventions.
In the 2015 film The Martian, based on the novel of the same title by Andy Weir, astronaut Mark Watney struggles for survival after his team is forced to evacuate Mars due to a violent dust storm—leaving him behind after mistakenly presuming he is dead. The story highlights how a manned mission to Mars will critically depend on a reliable oxygen supply.
TAM Ceramics was founded in 1906 to create new titanium ferroalloys. Now celebrating its 110-year anniversary, the company can look back on decades of invention, investment and the development of various technologies. These innovations span from white titanium dioxide pigments to new alloys and ceramics, fused zirconia, welding fluxes, and the first building blocks of modern electronics and computers. In fact, nearly 100 patents were awarded to TAM for dielectric titanate materials over a 50-year period.
Industrial furnaces and kilns rely on high-temperature insulation materials to optimize production yield and minimize energy costs, which can rise rapidly if excessive heat escapes from the point of operation. Insulating castable refractory materials are key to this energy-saving process due to their inherent low heat conductivity, as well as advantages derived from ease of placement and structural strength.
A new stiff extrusion plant is enabling Triangle Brick to serve the growing construction industry in new markets in Texas and the surrounding states.
August 1, 2016
Triangle Brick is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality face brick. Incorporated in 1959, the company, which has belonged to the Roeben Tonbaustoffe group for 35 years, was one of the first brick manufacturers in the U.S. to incorporate a completely automated manufacturing process. Today, with a total of five plants, Triangle Brick sells brick to customers in over 30 U.S. states.
Ceramic manufacturers should take steps to ensure their facilities meet safety guidelines for industrial control panels.
August 1, 2016
“Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” (NFPA70E) was recently updated by the National Fire Protection Association (NPFA). It primarily addresses fire and explosion hazards caused by arc flash in electrical equipment. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to eliminate these events, thereby mitigating risk to facilities and—most importantly—injury to humans.