Commentary Stories

<strong>INSIDE <em>CI</em></strong>: Recognizing Opportunities

March 1, 2007
Every so often, it's not necessity that motivates us, but opportunity. Of course, sometimes it's difficult to recognize opportunities; they're often disguised as obstacles.
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<strong>INSIDE <em>CI</em></strong>: Focus on R&D

February 1, 2007
French mathematician and philosopher Henri Poincaré‚ said, "Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than
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<strong>KILN CONNECTION</strong>: Safety First

February 1, 2007

If you have a kiln, it is wise to take several safety steps. Sound like too much trouble? Can't afford the downtime? Then you could have a surprise coming from your kiln, and it will mark the worst day of your career.

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CERAMIC DECORATING: Toxics in Packaging Compliance

February 1, 2007
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) sent letters in mid-2006 to six beverage distributors asking them to confirm compliance with the group's model packaging law that bans the intentional addition of four metals, including lead and cadmium, to packaging.

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<strong>INSIDE <em>CI</em></strong>: A Fresh Start

January 1, 2007
January is always such an exciting month-the whole rest of the year is out there, just waiting for us to make the most of it. What will 2007 bring? Challenges, to be sure-but many opportunities and triumphs as well.
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<strong>CERAMIC INNOVATIONS</strong>: Going Nuclear

January 1, 2007
Ceradyne is expanding to produce components for waste containment systems for spent fuel rods generated by nuclear power plants.
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<strong>KILN CONNECTION</strong>: Silver Bullets, Anyone?

December 1, 2006
Everyone is looking for a silver bullet-that miracle weight loss pill, cold prevention remedy, or special golf swing training aid that makes you drive like Tiger. Most of the time, though, the silver bullet just ends up in your foot instead of helping you achieve your hopes and dreams. Then again, sometimes the silver bullet does exist, and companies occasionally write to me with their versions of what it might be. Two of the most interesting bear further examination.
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<strong>INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS</strong>: Homework on Global Sourcing

December 1, 2006
Considering the size of the U.S. trade deficit, you would think that working with foreign suppliers would be old hat to most U.S. firms. Yet the fact is that foreign sourcing, particularly what is referred to as "low cost country" (LCC) sourcing, remains new and challenging to many companies, even as experience in this regard is becoming increasingly important.
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<strong>INSIDE <em>CI</em></strong>: Year in Review

December 1, 2006
The market overviews featured in this issue of CI provide a look at the industry as a whole-what did 2006 bring, and what lies ahead for 2007 and beyond?
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INSIDE CI: What's the Idea?

November 1, 2006
The monthly memo from Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.
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