U.S. and Canadian production of crude fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide remained flat in 2013, at 10,000 t and 35,000 t, respectively. U.S. imports for consumption of fused aluminum oxide declined slightly (1.3%) to 228,000 t, while exports jumped 23% to 23,500 t.
Martin Metzger, president and co-founder of Silicon Carbide Products, shares some company history and industry insights.
January 5, 2015
Silicon Carbide Products (SCP) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company, which was founded in 1994 in Horseheads, N.Y., produces ceramic components for use in a variety of industrial applications.
Raw materials are absolutely vital to ceramic, glass, refractories and brick manufacturers. They’re the starting point for all of the amazing products the industry produces, and that’s why we celebrate materials every year in our annual Materials Handbook issue.
Supporting the administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $9 million in funding for breakthrough research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
With the steady increase in the usability and efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) over traditional light bulbs during the last decade, the global market for high-brightness LEDs is projected to reach nearly $46.4 billion in 2014 and $105.5 billion in 2019.
During the past two years, more flexible sourcing strategies across the wind power supply chain have resulted in cost reductions, enabling greater geographic market access while reducing risk and ensuring profitability for wind turbine vendors and their partners in the component value chain.