Features and information related to topics such as refractory-based components, kiln furniture and insulation.


Hustle and Bustle in Ceramic Manufacturing

I've visited enough facilities to appreciate the constant activity, the hustle and bustle that characterizes a busy plant.

May is such a fun month. It’s like the world is finally awake after a long, cold winter. Hopefully we’ve all had a chance to come out of hibernation, and we’re able to turn our energy toward fun outdoor activities or even vacation planning.

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Vesuvius Reports Margin Improvement in 2014

Vesuvius recently released its 2014 annual report. Overall revenue for 2014 was £1.4 billion (~ $2.1 billion), down 4.4% compared to 2013 due to the significant strengthening of sterling against many major trading currencies and the effects of disposals in 2013.

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Product Profile: Refractories Installation Solutions

Refractory ceramic fiber can improve efficiency, quality and flexibility in insulation application projects.

Projects in all industries and of all sizes are complicated, ever-changing, almost organic endeavors. From the initial planning stage through to project closing, a myriad of decisions determine a project’s success or failure.

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Uniting the Refractories Industry

A conversation with Francois Wanecq, inaugural president of the new World Refractories Association.

The World Refractories Association (WRA) was created near the end of 2014 to unite existing refractories industry associations and multinational companies.

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Understanding the Benefits of Electric Arc Furnace Technology for Ceramics, Refractories and Other Industries

Minerals processed via electric arc furnace technology provide optimal purity, porosity and crystal size to meet the increasingly stringent needs of a range of industries.

Whether a finishing process uses sandpaper or a grinding wheel, pressure blasting or thermal spraying, abrasive and ceramic grains and powders play an integral role in the appearance and performance of thousands of products that are used every day all over the world.

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Ceramics are Everywhere

The products produced in the ceramic industry touch every part of our lives.

Iwas talking to someone who is quite new to the industry the other day. During the course of our conversation, she said, “Ceramics are really kind of everywhere, aren’t they?” 

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April 2014 Issue Highlights

Our April 2014 issue is now available!



International Conference of the European Ceramic Society


The ECerS conference will be organized around seven general themes that cover most aspects of ceramic science and technology: Innovative Processing and Synthesis; High-Temperature Processes and Advanced Sintering; Ceramics and Glasses for Healthcare; Ceramics for Energy Production and Storage; Advanced Structural Ceramics; Ceramics for Electromagnetic and Optical Applications; and Traditional Ceramics, Innovative Construction Materials and Cultural Heritage.

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International Conference and Expo on Ceramics

Chicago, IL
United States

The International Conference and Expo on Ceramics, operated by the OMICS Group, is scheduled to take place August 17-18, 2015 in Chicago.

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Since its creation in 1987 in Tokyo, the Unified International Technical Conference, simply known as UNITECR, has established itself as an important international panel for scientific and technical matters in the refractory world.

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Conference on Glass Problems

Columbus, OH
United States

Hosted November 2–5, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 76th Conference on Glass Problems is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions.

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9th International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-9)


The International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC) series is sponsored by the Chinese Ceramic Society and aims at providing an international forum for presentation, discussion and review of the latest advance in science and technology of high-performance ceramics.

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December 2014 Issue Highlights

Our December 2014 issue is now available! Posted: April 27, 2015.


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Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
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