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Rio Tinto Bauxite and Alumina Production is Top News

Rio Tinto’s first half bauxite and alumina production drew the most reader interest last week.
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This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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U.S. Silica Second Quarter Sales Climb 27% on Increasing Oil and Gas Demand

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U.S. Silica recently announced net income of $28.7 million, or $0.53 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared with net income of $20.2 million or $0.38 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2013.


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Goodfellow and Haydale Graphene Industries Sign Distribution Agreement

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Goodfellow, a global supplier of high-purity metals and materials for research and industry, has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Haydale Graphene Industries to market and distribute Haydale’s functionalized graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs).


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Mixed Results for Rio Tinto Bauxite and Alumina Production in First Half

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Rio Tinto recently reported production results for the first half of 2014.


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U.S. Silica Completes Cadre Acquisition

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U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cadre Services Inc., a regional sand mining company based in Voca, Texas.


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Market Trends: Advanced and Nanoscale Ceramic Powders on the Rise

The global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018.
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The global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%, according to “Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders,” a recent report from BCC Research, a publisher of technology market research reports based in Wellesley, Mass.


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Rio Tinto Chair to Be Established at the University of Tokyo

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A Rio Tinto chair of Australia-Japan Studies will be established at the University of Tokyo, strengthening ties and increasing understanding between Australia and Japan.


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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: CVD Materials

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Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced advances in its range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes.


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Minerals Make Life Urges Congress to Pass Critical Minerals Legislation

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Minerals Make Life, a group of 38 companies and organizations representing nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, recently asked Congress to send critical minerals legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature.


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Top 20 Ceramic Industry Articles of 2013-2014

The most popular articles of the year focus on topics ranging from various raw materials through to advanced ceramics applications, and more!
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Listed here are the year's 20 most-viewed articles.


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POWTECH

9/30/14
United States

POWTECH is the world’s number one trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids and the key innovation and information forum for all sectors.

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10th International Rare Earths Conference

11/11/14
Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
Singapore
Contact: Rachel Carnac
Metal Events Ltd’s 10th International Rare Earths Conference is being held this year in Singapore at the Shangri-la Hotel on November 11-13 2014. Read More

Indian Ceramics

1/21/15
Ahmedabad
India

Indian Ceramics, India's leading supplier show for heavy clay and fine ceramics will its gates in Ahmedabad for the tenth time from January 21–23, 2015.

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INTERTECH 2015

5/19/15
Indianapolis, IN
United States

INTERTECH 2015 is the biennial international conference dedicated to technological advancement and application development with an emphasis on increased productivity and performance using industrial diamond, cubic boron nitride (cBN), CVD diamond, CVD Cubic Boron Nitride, nanodiamond, polycrystallines and related materials.

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CERAMITEC 2015

10/20/15
Messe Munchen
Germany

CERAMITEC is the leading trade fair of its kind in the world.

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