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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE - Glass at a Glance: Advancing Glass in the UK

January 1, 2004
Together with its independent technical arm, Glass Technology Services (GTS), The British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation is helping the UK's glassmakers solve a variety of problems and pioneer a number of new manufacturing techniques.
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: PURCHASING POWER<br>Buying Thermal Processing Equipment-Part One: An Overview

December 5, 2003
Learn how to minimize or eliminate unnecessary expenses when purchasing industrial kilns, furnaces or ovens.
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INSIDE CI<br>Staying True

December 5, 2003
To avoid maintenance issues and product quality problems, truing ultra-thin diamond blades to their cross-sectional shape is important in achieving accurate geometeries in diamond sawing processes.
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PPP: DRYING & FIRING<br>Questions & Answers

December 4, 2003
The “ideal” firing cycle will be different for every body formulation, and a significant amount of trial and error is typically required to perfect the process.
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GLASS AT A GLANCE<br>Fitting the Pieces Together

December 3, 2003
In the last column, three research projects were discussed that involved the DOE and U.S. glass industry. This column continues on this discussion with news about
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INSIDE CI <br>Gearing Up For the Game

November 30, 2003
The fourth annual Equipment Digest features more than 70 new equipment definitions, making it CI's most comprehensive resource to date.
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS<br>Size That Really Matters

November 30, 2003
A common mistake companies make when entering foreign markets is proceeding based on inaccurate estimates of the size and characteristics of the market.
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REFRACTORIES REVIEW<br>Non-Destructive Sonic Testing of Refractories

November 30, 2003
It is important to carefully monitor and control the manufacturing variables of refractories to ensure that products of uniform and consistent quality are produced and shipped.
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IP IN DEPTH: IP Considerations for Technology-Based Businesses

October 7, 2003
As the tide of dot-com businesses has ebbed from the recent rush of e-commerce, technology still continues to drive entrepreneurs and new business enterprises, albeit in a somewhat more conservative manner.
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INSIDE CI<br>Where's the Recovery?

October 6, 2003
For months now, economists have been saying that the U.S. economy is improving. So where is the U.S. ceramic industry in all of this?
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