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U.S. Silica Holdings Signs Agreement with Wildcat Minerals

August 30, 2013
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. recently announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with Wildcat Minerals LLC.
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TAM Ceramics Signs Letter of Intent with Quest Rare Minerals

August 29, 2013
TAM Ceramics Group recently announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Quest Rare Minerals Ltd.
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Rio Tinto First Half Earnings Fall 18%

August 21, 2013
Rio Tinto recently announced 2013 interim financial results. Underlying earnings were $4.2 billion, a decrease of 18%.
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U.S. Silica Second Quarter Revenue Jumps 24%

August 15, 2013
Total company revenue was $129.8 million, an increase of 24.1% compared with $104.6 million for the same period in 2012.
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Innovnano Announces Scale-Up of Nanostructured Powders

August 12, 2013
Innovnano recently announced it has invested in a new facility for the production of its nanostructured powders, including 3 and 4 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ).
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Rio Tinto to Sell Interest in Northparkes

August 8, 2013
Rio Tinto recently announced it has reached a binding agreement for the sale of its 80% interest in Northparkes to China Molybdenum Co. Ltd. (CMOC) for $820 million.
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Grinding Brittle Materials

Specific grinding parameters help prevent sub-surface damage in brittle materials.
August 7, 2013

In the industrial world, brittle materials include the range of cemented tungsten carbide grades, the entire family of advanced ceramics—including silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, zirconia and zirconia-toughened alumina, boron carbide and others—and polycrystalline diamond.


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Materials Innovations: Expanding the Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries

A new framework of boron and silicon could smooth the way to higher capacities.
August 6, 2013

Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries could be increased.


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Ferro Second Quarter Sales Flat

August 6, 2013
Ferro Corp. recently reported net sales of $435 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared with net sales of $476 million in the previous year’s second quarter.
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How to Use the Data Book

July 16, 2013

Ceramic Industry’s 2013-2014 Data Book & Buyers Guide contains the most comprehensive information available for the manufacture of traditional and advanced ceramics, pottery, structural clay products, refractories, and glass.


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