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Cancarb Appoints New Distributor

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Cancarb has appointed Özsahin Sun’Í Kösele Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. its Turkish distributor of Thermax® medium thermal carbon blacks, effective September 1.

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Italy’s Ceramic Industry Growth Fueled by Tile Demand

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According to a recent report by Ken Research entitled “Italy Ceramic Industry Outlook to 2018 – Technologically Innovative Wall and Floor Tiles to Drive Market Growth,” the Italian ceramic industry is largely driven by small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) in the wall and floor tile sector that offer innovative, specialized ceramic products that target niche segments of the market.

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H.C. Starck Releases Sustainability Report Update

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H.C. Starck has published an updated sustainability report that includes the relevant information for the 2013 fiscal year.

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Morgan Advanced Materials Awarded Defense Contract

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Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Systems business has been awarded a contract to supply protected vehicles to a European country.

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AGC to Enhance Float Glass Production in Indonesia

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Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced that it has decided to invest approximately ¥16 billion (~$149 million) in PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (AMG), one of AGC’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, and set up a state-of-the-art float glass furnace in the country to replace a float furnace at the Jakarta plant.

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Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

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Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.

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DOE Announces $17 Million to Advance Highway Transportation Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.6 million for 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the U.S.

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O-I Glass Helps Hard Cider Packaging Stand Out

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Glass packaging from Owens-Illinois (O-I) is helping Indiana-based Oliver Winery differentiate its BeanBlossom Hard Cider in an increasingly competitive category.

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Shale Gas Exploration and Energy Policies to Influence Opportunities for Sensor Manufacturers

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A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan entitled “Sensors Market in Shale Gas Industry” finds that the market earned revenues of $63 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $106.8 million in 2020.

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PPG Completes Sale of Mount Zion Float Glass Manufacturing Facility

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PPG Industries has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of its Mount Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc.

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