Resource Management

Glass Works: Glass Bottle Recycling Benefits and Barriers

While consumers clearly know that glass is 100% recyclable, they need to have confidence that the important action they take to recycle glass bottles will result in new glass containers.
August 6, 2013

A new U.S. survey of just over 4,000 adults finds that 65% “strongly agree” or “agree” that glass bottles are 100% recyclable, and 73% always or usually recycle whatever they can.


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Ceramic Decorating: SGCDpro to Celebrate 50 Years

The SGCDpro board has selected Columbus, Ohio, as the site of Deco ’15.
August 6, 2013

Plans for the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products’ (SGCDpro) 50th anniversary celebration were discussed at the society’s recent board meeting in Columbus, Ohio.


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Inside CI: Continual Evolution

It’s exciting to pause and imagine what might be possible in the next five years.
August 6, 2013

I’m writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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Top 20 CI Articles of 2012-2013

Discover our most popular articles of the year.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 20 most-viewed articles/columns on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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LIFETIME BRANDS INC.: Mobile App

July 1, 2013
A new mobile software application, Lifetime QMTM, is a digitized, real-time, portable tool that can standardize factory and product inspections.
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Rebound in Building Construction Expected to Drive Increased Demand for Decorative Tile

June 3, 2013

U.S. demand for decorative tile is forecast to rise 6.7% per year through 2017, reaching 3.2 billion sq ft, valued at $5.7 billion.


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Acme Brick Reopens Texas Plant

The Bennett plant reopening is in response to an improving homebuilding market.
May 1, 2013

Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.


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Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Manufacturers can use economic development incentives to boost profits.
May 1, 2013

Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.


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On the Cutting Edge: Electric Wheelchairs Run on Solar Energy

Solar modules are generating energy to charge electric wheelchairs.
May 1, 2013

Kyocera Corp. recently announced that a solar project using the company’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of 10 inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are driven exclusively using solar power.


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Glass Works: State Legislative Activity for Recycling Ramps Up

May 1, 2013

Over 40 state legislatures convened in the first quarter of 2013 and, as in previous years, they are actively introducing legislation that has the potential to impact the glass container industry and glass bottle recycling.


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