Ceramic Industry News

Ceramic Proppants to Benefit from Increasing U.S. Demand for Well Stimulation Materials

July 10, 2014

Demand for well stimulation materials in the U.S. is forecast to climb more than 10% annually to $15.2 billion in 2018.


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Owens Corning Releases Eighth Annual Sustainability Report

July 9, 2014

Owens Corning announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities.


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AGC Shuts Down Subsidiary Plant in Belgium

July 9, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced that the AGC Group has decided to terminate the production of photovoltaic (PV) cover glass (patterned glass) at the Roux, Belgium plant, which is operated by AGC Glass Europe, a consolidated subsidiary of AGC, and shut down the plant.


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NIST to Award up to $2.5 Million for Business-to-Business Matching Systems

July 8, 2014

Through 25 years of working with small and mid-size U.S. manufacturers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers across the country have seen that these companies often need help finding technologies and timely business opportunities, as well as making potential customers aware of their capabilities.


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Minerals Make Life Urges Congress to Pass Critical Minerals Legislation

July 8, 2014

Minerals Make Life, a group of 38 companies and organizations representing nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, recently asked Congress to send critical minerals legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature.


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Goodfellow and Sigma-Aldrich Complete Phase 1 of Agreement

July 7, 2014

Goodfellow, a supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, and Sigma-Aldrich Corp., a life science and high-technology company, have completed the first phase of a distribution agreement reached earlier this year.


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New Home Sales Up Over 18% in May

July 7, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 18.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Tablet Installed Base to Reach Tipping Point in 2014

July 3, 2014

ABI Research reports that tablet vendors experienced a 30% unit decline in the first quarter of 2014.


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Saint-Gobain's SageGlass Manufacturing Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification

July 2, 2014

The high-volume facility that manufactures dynamically tintable SageGlass®, a product of Saint-Gobain, has achieved Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system.


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AGC Awarded Silver Class CSR Rating

July 1, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) was recently awarded a Silver Class rating for the first time in the 2014 CSR survey of RobecoSAM (based in Switzerland), reportedly the world’s leading socially responsible investment (SRI) rating company.


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