Increasing regulations in China could provide opportunities for other regions of the world, while continued improvement in the global economy is leading to growth for many traditional and advanced ceramic materials.
U.S. and Canadian production of crude fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide remained flat in 2013, at 10,000 t and 35,000 t, respectively. U.S. imports for consumption of fused aluminum oxide declined slightly (1.3%) to 228,000 t, while exports jumped 23% to 23,500 t.
Raw materials are absolutely vital to ceramic, glass, refractories and brick manufacturers. They’re the starting point for all of the amazing products the industry produces, and that’s why we celebrate materials every year in our annual Materials Handbook issue.
CERAMICS CHINA will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. From sole machine display to full coverage of upstream ceramic industry to introducing advanced foreign technology to leading the world’s ceramic market, CERAMICS CHINA showcases the best of industrial development.
Our June issue includes features focusing on ceramic medical/dental applications, building-integrated photovoltaics challenges and opportunities, analytical challenges, and the new OSHA silica rule. Check it out today!