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Raw & Manufactured Materials: 2015 Overview

The rebounding economy is offering multiple opportunities for many traditional and advanced ceramic materials.

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.


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Inside CI: Materials Matter for Ceramic Manufacturers

We celebrate materials every year in our Materials Handbook!

 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.  


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Glass Innovation: Enabling More Vibrant LED Displays

The use of potassium flurosilicate phosphor in LED systems results in less color bleed and a richer picture.

GE recently announced a research breakthrough that will reportedly improve the color and crispness of images displayed on light-emitting diode (LED) devices—everything from cell phones and tablets to televisions.


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DOE Announces $9 Million to Improve Solar Energy Systems

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.


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Lightweighting and Fuel Efficiency Continue to Push Automotive Composite Market

A recent report from MarketsandMarkets entitled “Automotive Composite Market by Type (Polymer Matrix Composite, Metal Matrix Composite, and Ceramic Matrix Composite) and by Application (Interior Components, Exterior Components, Chassis & Powertrain Components and Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019” defines and segments the global automotive composite market with an analysis and forecast of its global volume and value.


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Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.

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Our May issue covers bulk batching, pneumatic conveyors, high-temperature furnaces and more! Be sure to check it out today.

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