Advanced Ceramics

Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Synthetic sapphire’s versatility and ability to withstand extreme conditions make it a viable candidate for a number of applications.
October 1, 2013

 Sapphire, the single crystal form of alumina (Al2O3), was first synthesized more than a century ago, but the most exciting advances associated with this versatile material are taking place today.  


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Sustainable Ceramic Membranes for Wastewater Applications

Ceramic water filtration mechanisms can help businesses conserve water and save money.
October 1, 2013

Worldwide water scarcity, combined with an increase in population growth, is leading to the realization that water production and reuse must become more efficient. Industries that use large amounts of water, including the food and energy industries, are increasingly on the lookout for sustainable filtration solutions that improve industrial water reuse efficiencies.


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Materials Innovations: Improving Catalytic Converter Performance

A newly developed ceramic foam can help clean up exhaust gases.
October 1, 2013

Next year’s Euro 6 exhaust-gas standard will make catalytic converters more expensive, especially for diesel vehicles. Researchers at Empa are working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam which, because of its structure, is more efficient and thus more economical. In addition, the material also reportedly requires less noble metal coating.


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Inside CI: Crow a Little

Whether you’re a traditional or technical ceramic manufacturer, glass producer or brick maker, Ceramic Industry is here to help you crow a little about your accomplishments.
October 1, 2013

I was walking our three dogs and our foster dog on a recent Saturday morning when a woman pulled up in a car and asked if I was a professional dog walker. This happens to me fairly often.


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Murata Receives Chairman’s Award

September 27, 2013

Murata recently announced that its MAGICSTRAP® series has received the 2013 Green IT Awards Chairman’s Award from the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association’s (JEITA) Green IT Committee.


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Clean Energy Research Center Dedicated, New Supercomputer Announced

September 26, 2013
The new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will help manufacturers, utilities, and public and private sector researchers.
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Corning Marks 40 Years of Clean Air Technologies

September 24, 2013
Corning Inc. recently announced it has celebrated the 40-year anniversary of its automotive ceramic substrate business and the construction of the business’ manufacturing facility in Erwin, N.Y.
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Energy Department Awards $45 Million for Advanced Transportation Technologies

September 17, 2013
The Energy Department recently announced more than $45 million for 38 new projects that accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies.
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Owens Corning Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

September 16, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, Owens Corning has been placed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for its sustainability initiatives.
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SCHOTT: Optical Glasses

September 13, 2013
This company has announced that its most popular high-quality glass types of up to H4 quality level will be available from stock and can be ordered in the form of cut blanks.
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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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