Knowledge of dimensional changes with respect to time and temperature is vitally important in many engineering problems. Examples range from quality control of sintering processes to materials selection and design, failure analysis and composites research. The dilatometer is the standard tool used to directly investigate dilation and contraction upon heating and/or cooling.
A number of processing steps in ceramic manufacturing result in the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as acid gases (e.g., hydrofluoric acid, HF; and hydrochloric acid, HCl) that are released in the high-temperature firing steps of the manufacturing process.
Market acceptance of ultraviolet (UV) screen printing technology has arrived in the glass and ceramic container industry as suppliers of equipment and inks have optimized the methods necessary to achieve the durability decorators and their customers expect. The first responsibility of suppliers is to make clear the requirements for achieving durability with UV technology on glass containers, but first a word about expectations.
I-Minerals Inc. is in the process of developing a suite of high-value mineral products from a deposit called the Bovill Kaolin Project. The deposit is located in Bovill, Idaho, a small town that sits at the junction of Idaho State Highways 3 and 8 in the northern part of the state, 2,000 miles west and north of the Tennessee clay fields and 5,000 miles west of the Spanish K-spar mines.
Imagine, if you will, a hall filled with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing a range of products and services all along the supply chain, a two-track conference program that provides insights on ceramic manufacturing as well as applications, and networking opportunities that enable you to make connections that will help you and your company succeed. Sounds like a dream, right?