Knowledge of dimensional changes with respect to time and temperature is vitally important in many engineering problems. Examples range from quality control of sintering processes to materials selection and design, failure analysis and composites research. The dilatometer is the standard tool used to directly investigate dilation and contraction upon heating and/or cooling.
A number of processing steps in ceramic manufacturing result in the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as acid gases (e.g., hydrofluoric acid, HF; and hydrochloric acid, HCl) that are released in the high-temperature firing steps of the manufacturing process.
Market acceptance of ultraviolet (UV) screen printing technology has arrived in the glass and ceramic container industry as suppliers of equipment and inks have optimized the methods necessary to achieve the durability decorators and their customers expect. The first responsibility of suppliers is to make clear the requirements for achieving durability with UV technology on glass containers, but first a word about expectations.
I-Minerals Inc. is in the process of developing a suite of high-value mineral products from a deposit called the Bovill Kaolin Project. The deposit is located in Bovill, Idaho, a small town that sits at the junction of Idaho State Highways 3 and 8 in the northern part of the state, 2,000 miles west and north of the Tennessee clay fields and 5,000 miles west of the Spanish K-spar mines.
Tungsten mesh has been in use for high-temperature furnace heating since the early 1960s. Tungsten mesh elements came into popularity because they were shown to be more durable than the earlier sheet-style elements.
Industry professionals will gather next month for the second annual Ceramics Expo.
March 1, 2016
Technical leaders, production directors, engineers, project leaders, buyers and senior executives will be returning to Cleveland, Ohio, from April 26-28 to attend the second iteration of Ceramics Expo at the I-X Center.