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RHI to Acquire Indian Orient Refractories Ltd.

January 22, 2013
RHI AG recently announced it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 43.6% of the share capital of Orient Refractories Ltd.
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Blasch Precision Ceramics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sign Research Agreement

January 22, 2013
The agreement is reportedly designed to create a comprehensive modeling and analysis tool that can be used to optimize the performance of the patented Blasch VectorWall™ product.
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Rio Tinto Sees Increased Bauxite and Alumina Production

January 21, 2013
Bauxite and alumina production in 2012 were 11% and 12% higher, respectively, driven by increased third-party demand for bauxite and expanded refining capacity at Yarwun.
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PPG Fourth Quarter Sales Flat; Glass Segment Drops

January 18, 2013
PPG Industries recently reported fourth quarter 2012 net sales of $3.6 billion. Annual sales for 2012 were $15.2 billion, up 2% compared to $14.9 billion in 2011.
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NETZSCH to Supply SpaceX’s Thermal Analysis Laboratory

January 17, 2013
NETZSCH Instruments North America LLC recently announced it is the sole supplier to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of high-temperature thermal analysis instruments used to characterize material properties for space applications.
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Dow Corning, Dip-Tech Printed Glass Products Receive Certification

January 16, 2013
The accreditation, issued in October 2012, covers enameled ESG, ESG-H and TVG glass panels printed with Dip-Tech inks for bonding with Dow Corning 993 structural glazing sealant.
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Zircotec Develops Heatshield Coating

January 15, 2013
ThermoHold® GOLD (for composites) and ZircoFlex® GOLD reportedly provide protection from both conductive and radiant heat sources due to a blend of ceramic insulation and real 24 carat gold, providing 98% reflectivity.
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R.T. Vanderbilt Announces Reorganization, Expansion

January 14, 2013
Effective January 1, the company has reorganized its North American operations around three new wholly owned subsidiaries.
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C.R. Laurence Receives Certification for Glass Railing System

January 11, 2013
C.R. Laurence (CRL) recently announced it has received International Code Council Evaluation Service certification (ICC-ES®report ESR-3269) for its GRS Monolithic Tempered Glass Railing System.
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Decline Continues for Solar Panel Manufacturing Revenue

January 10, 2013
While government incentives for downstream customers fueled strong growth early on, tax credits reduced the cost of solar panels, making them more affordable for consumers and businesses.
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