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U.S. Silica 2013 Revenue Grows 23%

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013.
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Ceramic Decorating: The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products' 50th Anniversary

The Sheraton Station Hotel will serve as host property for the event, which will be held April 5-7.

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) will celebrate 50 years during Deco ’14 in Pittsburgh, Pa., birthplace of SGCDpro.


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Materials Innovation: Liquid Crystal "Flowers" Can Be Used as Lenses

This type of directed assembly could be useful in making optical switches and other applications.

A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.


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Carbon Black Production Continues Shift to Asia

It is expected that by 2015, nearly 65% of the global carbon black demand will come from Asia.
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Rio Tinto Reports 10% Full Year Earnings Increase

Rio Tinto recently reported a 10% increase in underlying earnings to $10.2 billion and a 15% increase in full year dividend.
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U.S. Silica Announces Expansions to Supply Chain and Logistics Network

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. recently announced it has entered into an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) to build a new unit train-capable silica sand storage facility.
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Readers Most Interested in H.C. Starck Facility Recognition

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

An announcement regarding one of H.C. Starck’s facilities drew the most reader interest last week.


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H.C. Starck Facility Named a 2013 Best Plant

H.C. Starck recently announced that its Newton, Mass., site has been named one of Industry Week’s 2013 Best Plants.
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Materials Innovation: Making a Gem of a Tiny Crystal

Slowly cooled DNA transforms disordered nanoparticles into orderly crystal.

Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now a Northwestern University research team is reportedly the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA, using the same structure favored by nature.


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Goodfellow Signs Agreement with Sigma-Aldrich

Goodfellow recently announced it has signed an agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corp. to market and distribute Goodfellow’s materials worldwide.
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