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Johns Manville Releases Sustainability Report

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Johns Manville recently announced the publication of its 2012 Sustainability Report, “We Build Environments.”


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Yamaguchi Named Kyocera President

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Kyocera Corp. recently announced that Goro Yamaguchi, former director and managing executive officer, has become president, representative director and executive officer.
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CFCL, iPower Receive Approval for First Housing Association Project

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Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. recently announced that it and Energy Services Co. (ESCo) iPower Energy Ltd. (iPower) have received approval for their first housing association project.
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Morgan Crucible Becomes Becomes Morgan Advanced Materials

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The Morgan Crucible Co. Plc recently announced it has changed its name to Morgan Advanced Materials plc.
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U.S. Dept. of Interior Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects

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U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that, when built, are expected to deliver 1,100 MW to the grid.
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Silicon Nitride Synthesis

Silicon nitride offers solutions to problems faced in industries that require high-temperature, high-strength materials and very small allowable tolerances.
By K.J. DeCarlo, Ph.D.
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 Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a naturally formed material created during the development of the earth due to the ammonia-rich atmosphere, silicon-rich crust and high temperatures.Silicon nitride was first developed synthetically in 1859 by Deville and Wöhler, resulting in a patent filed in Germany. 


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Sputtering Target Innovations

New applications in the photovoltaic, thermoelectric, storage, and semiconductor markets are spurring innovation in ceramic and semiconductor sputtering targets.
By Leon Chiu
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Magnetron sputtering was initially developed using metal or alloy targets with materials having high electrical conductivity (e.g., Al, Ag, Au, Cu, Ti, Mo, etc.).


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Advanced Ceramics Market Development

The transition from prototype to widespread industrial application can take years or even decades to complete.
By Pierre Charreyron
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For centuries, ceramic materials were used exclusively for tableware and building materials. In the mid-19th century, technical development in refractories and abrasives enabled the development of modern metallurgy and glass industries and became the first industrial application for ceramics.


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IP in Depth: First-to-File Cautions and Strategies

The best strategy is for inventors and patent applicants is to file patent applications as early as possible.
By Michael Gzybowski
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When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) adopted the America Invents Act (AIA) “first-to-file” system on March 16, the following scenarios became reality.


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Inside CI: What’s Old is New

Is patience always a virtue in the product development process?
By Susan Sutton
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My daughter recently introduced me to the wonders of Internet radio and it’s official—I’m hooked. At the risk of dating myself, let me just say the ’80s channel is getting a lot of play in my office. I’m amazed that I know the lyrics of so many of these songs, most of which I’d forgotten even existed. But I digress.


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