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Emissions Monitoring

By Steve Roosz
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Continuous emissions monitoring presents unique challenges for the glass industry.
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Studying Glass Compositions

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A University of North Texas professor is working with Corning to improve glass materials.
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Decals 101

By Francois Caron and Sylvie Strevey
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Decals enable the decoration of irregular ceramic and glass surfaces that would otherwise be impossible through direct printing.
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Continuous Synthesis

By Tom Mroz, Bill Stry, and Peter Witting
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New thermal processing techniques can be critical in ensuring a high-quality product.
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Debinding Solutions

By Lars Henkel
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Advanced solutions have been developed for debinding processes in electrical furnaces.
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Just Say No (to Clay)!

By Doug Thurman
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The elimination of clay from the firing process can improve high-temperature ceramic production economics.
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High-Temperature Toll Processing

By John DeCosta and Jim MacDonald
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Using a trustworthy toll service provider can be beneficial to either enhance production or help develop a product or process.
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Ceramic Decorating: Gearing Up for Deco ’12

By Sandra Spence
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The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) will kick off Deco ’12 on March 25 in Las Vegas with its fourth annual Ask the Experts (ATE) session.
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Glass Works: Legislation, Jobs and the Environment

By Lynn Bragg
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Data recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show that over 41% of glass beer and soft drink bottles, nearly 25% of wine and liquor bottles, and 33.4% of all glass containers were recycled in 2010. To achieve even higher glass bottle recycling rates, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) continues its efforts to encourage federal and state legislation that increases the quality and volume of recycled glass. The major positive side effect of this effort is that higher recycling rates create jobs.
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IP in Depth: Changing the Patenting Process

By Michael Gzybowski
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On September 16, 2012, a number of the provisions of the American Invents Act (also referred to as the “Patent Reform Act of 2011”) will take place. One of the provisions will allow assignees of inventions to file U.S. patent applications.
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Inside CI: Online Evolution

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I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website at www.ceramicindustry.com! In addition to a completely updated and modern look, the site now features additional content and functionality to help you find the information you need to succeed.
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Kiln Connection: Pressure Control in Tunnel Kilns, Part 2

By Ralph Ruark
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As discussed in Part 1 (CI, September 2011), internal kiln pressure in a tunnel kiln governs airflow direction and affects temperature uniformity, soaking time, and energy consumption. Management of the kiln pressure profile makes a huge difference in kiln stability.
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