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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.

In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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Inside CI: Holiday Time

The seventh annual Services Directory aims to help you find companies that can help you not only during hectic times like these, but all year long.

This time of year can be especially hectic. Between decorating, entertaining, gift buying (and wrapping!), and actually celebrating the holidays, it seems like there are never quite enough hours in the day.


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BIA Award Winners Honored for Best in Brick Design

Awards include green building practices and renovation/restoration.

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently honored architecture that incorporates fired clay brick with its 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards.


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Inside CI: Truly Thankful

We at CI are truly thankful for you: our readers and online ceramic manufacturing community.

In the U.S., November is our month dedicated to giving thanks. Of course, we don’t have many fun songs or TV specials about Thanksgiving, and a lot of Americans probably have their Christmas decorations up before the day’s over (if not before).


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AGC’s Brazil Plant Starts Glass Production

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced it has started production of architectural glass at its industrial glass complex in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo State.
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H.C. Starck Releases First Sustainability Report

H.C. Starck recently announced the release of its first sustainability report, thus strengthening its profile as responsible corporate citizen in the specialty chemicals industry.
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Top 5 Hottest News

Readers Interested in Potential for Increased Reshoring Among Large Manufacturers

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

The news that the “Majority of Manufacturers Planning or Considering Reshoring from China to U.S.” drew the most attention last week.


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Happy Manufacturing Day!

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S.
Domestic ceramic manufacturing has undergone some tough years (arguably decades).
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Refractories Roundtable

The refractories industry faces challenges, but many opportunities are available.

According to a study released earlier this year by The Freedonia Group, demand in the worldwide refractories market is expected to grow 3.4% per year through 2016, reaching 46.3 million metric tons valued at $46.5 billion in product sales.


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Sustainable Ceramic Membranes for Wastewater Applications

Ceramic water filtration mechanisms can help businesses conserve water and save money.

Worldwide water scarcity, combined with an increase in population growth, is leading to the realization that water production and reuse must become more efficient. Industries that use large amounts of water, including the food and energy industries, are increasingly on the lookout for sustainable filtration solutions that improve industrial water reuse efficiencies.


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June 2014 Issue Highlights

Our June 2014 issue is now available!

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Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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Materials advances, refractories and renewable energy - oh, my! Check out our October issue today!

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