Refractories

Refractory Coating Compound

A zirconia-rich, high-temperature refractory coating compound can help improve kiln performance and efficiency.

After consulting with customers, Anderman Ceramics and partner Jyoti Ceramic Industries identified a need for a suitable refractory coating compound that can withstand high temperatures and control the erosion and corrosion of refractory linings, monolithics, ceramic fiber boards, modules and steel shells.


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Morgan Advanced Materials Achieves Cost Savings in Field Trials

Field studies that were recently carried out by the Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials revealed that the company’s latest addition to the Syncarb Z2 family of crucibles is achieving substantial cost savings in operational conditions for customers in the aluminum melting industry.


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Readers Most Interested in Vesuvius Acquisitions

Last week, readers were most interested in two acquisitions by Vesuvius.
This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Favorable Government Regulations and Rising Home Renovation Activities to Aid Ceramic Market Growth in Europe

According to a recent report by Ken Research, the growth in the European ceramic market has been largely driven by the augmenting sales of wall and floor tile, as well as brick and roof tile.


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2014 CI Top 10: Leading Worldwide Manufacturers of Advanced Ceramics, Glasses and Refractories

We evaluated survey details combined with information gleaned from company websites, annual reports, press releases, etc. to develop the rankings.

We’re pleased to present the second annual CI Top 10! Following the success of the inaugural ranking last year, and taking into account your suggestions, we’ve expanded the scope of the CI Top 10 to include not only the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramics, but also advanced glasses and refractories.


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Inside CI: 2014 CI Top 10

The CI Top 10 underscores just how robust and far-reaching our industry truly is.

Welcome to our second annual CI Top 10 issue!


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Vesuvius Signs Agreements for New Acquisitions

Vesuvius recently announced the signing of binding agreements for the acquisition of two businesses, Ecil Met Tec and Process Metrix, in pursuit of the strategy to build a presence as a leading technical services provider to the steel and foundry industries.


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Morgan Advanced Materials Reports Flat Half-Year Results

Morgan Advanced Materials recently released a half-year financial report. As anticipated, revenue at constant currency in the first half of the year was broadly flat compared to the equivalent period last year.


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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: SUPERWOOL® Fiber Papers

Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced the availability of Superwool® fiber papers, a low bio-persistent solution reportedly ideal for use in ceramics, glass and metals manufacturing processes, as well as in commercial automotive and consumer goods applications.


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