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Demand for Low-E Glass in China Projected to Grow 23.5% Annually Through 2017

Low emissivity glass, or low-e glass, is an energy-saving glass with high-quality heat-resistance performance, lower rate of thermal emission, and effective light and thermal control capacities.


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U.S. Manufacturing Initiative Receives Congressional Approval

The Optical Society (OSA) recently applauded the inclusion of H.R. 2996, the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI), in the $1.1 trillion 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which passed the House on December 11 and subsequently passed the Senate on December 13.


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5G in 2020 Will Be Rare; Over 100 Million Subscribers by 2025

According to a new Market Data forecast from ABI research, it will take more than five years for 5G to reach the 100 million subscriber mark—two years longer than 4G.


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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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Glass Problems Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

The 76th Conference on Glass Problems invites engineers, educators, students and solutions providers working on various aspects of glass manufacturing to submit an abstract (maximum 400 words or 2,400 characters) for an oral presentation at this industry conference.


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Global Market for LEDs to Reach $105.5 Billion by 2019

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.


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Indian Ceramics 2015 Adds New Hall

The amount of exhibition space at Indian Ceramics, which will be held January 21-23 in Ahmedabad, has increased by 30% compared to the last time the exhibition was held.


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