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Sacmi Scales up Sustainable Packaging Project with Ceramica Catalano

26-06-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Sacmi Scales up Sustainable Packaging Project with Ceramica Catalano

Ceramica Catalano is working together with Sacmi on the Sustainable Packaging Project. During the recent supply of new automatic glazing and finishing lines made by Gaiotto, as well as an AVB Casting cell, Ceramica Catalano became one of the first Sacmi customers to try out this new method of packaging management.

Lithoz and Himed Launch Bioceramics Center of Excellence

26-06-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Lithoz and Himed Launch Bioceramics Center of Excellence

Himed and Lithoz have announced the joint launch of a new Bioceramics Center of Excellence (BCoE) at Himed’s New York headquarters. The BCoE will offer a holistic approach to R&D with bioceramics for medical device manufacturers.

Lightweight Refractory Lining Saves Energy in the Production Process

26-06-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Lightweight Refractory Lining Saves Energy in the Production Process

Like many other industrial sectors that use high-temperature processes, the brick industry faces major challenges when it comes to energy and environmental issues: Among other things, energy must be saved and the CO2 footprint reduced. The optimal refractory lining for high-temperature furnaces is a key factor in this respect.

Pyrolysis for High-Quality Recycled Plastics

25-06-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Pyrolysis for High-Quality Recycled Plastics

Together with chemical company Covestro Deutschland AG, Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a method that makes it possible to reclaim the substances originally used to make the polycarbonates. In catalytic pyrolysis, a controlled process of heating in an oxygen-free environment, plastic waste breaks down into its components.

Supplier Excellence Award from EV Group Goes to Kyocera

25-06-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Supplier Excellence Award from EV Group Goes to Kyocera

Kyocera Fineceramics Europe GmbH (KFEG), a subsidiary of Kyocera Europe GmbH, announced that it has received a Supplier Excellence Award from EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology, and semiconductor markets.

Used or faulty batteries can be safely cut open using laser technology.

24-06-2024 | Battery | Editor´s Pick | News

New Laser Processes for Battery Recycling

Trumpf has developed efficient laser processes for recycling electric car batteries. This should make it possible to recycle batteries on an industrial scale.

Ein Mann bedient eine Maschine.

20-06-2024 | Joining Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Algorithm Detects Faulty Weld Seams

Together with partners from industry, a research team has developed a method for integrating AI into maintenance. The result: fewer rejects and machine downtimes.

Sorptionsmessungsanlage

12-06-2024 | Energy Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Longer Service Life for Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Polyelectrolyte membranes have a significant influence on the durability of fuel cells and electrolyzers. A Fraunhofer LBF research project aims to provide manufacturers with important findings.

Litona founder Sebastian Büchele shows a bottle of the energy storage material Prussian white for sodium-ion batteries.

06-05-2024 | Battery | Editor´s Pick | News

Start-Up Litona Wants to Produce "Prussian White"

Litona, a start-up founded at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, wants to produce materials for sodium-ion batteries on an industrial scale. Especially "Prussian white".

Advanced Ceramic Materials for Solar Fuel Technology

27-03-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Advanced Ceramic Materials for Solar Fuel Technology

The production of sustainable fuels from solar energy is an ambitious project and poses great challenges for people and materials. HTL materials are used in a special project.

Mantec Lands Largest Ever Order for Microporous Refractory Product

26-03-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Mantec Lands Largest Ever Order for Microporous Refractory Product

The largest single order with a total volume of 520m3 for a microporous refractory product that provides lightweight, super-insulating mass in tunnel kiln cars, is currently being delivered.

MLC Reports High Demand for Its Range of Ceramic Production Machinery

26-03-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

MLC Reports High Demand for Its Range of Ceramic Production Machinery

MLC Ceramic Machinery, based just north of Alcobaça in the Oeste region of Portugal, reports continuing healthy demand for its range of ceramic production machinery.

Versatile Solutions From Eirich at Ceramitec

26-03-2024 | Ceramic Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Versatile Solutions From Eirich at Ceramitec

At the Ceramitec trade fair, Eirich, an expert in mixing and processing technology, will be presenting a wide range of solutions relating to energy efficiency and sustainability for the ceramics industry.

The development towards "green" steel requires the use of hydrogen.

11-03-2024 | Metal | Editor´s Pick | News

Thyssenkrupp Builds Test Plant for CO2-free Steel

In Duisburg, thyssenkrupp has started to build a large plant for more climate-friendly steel production. Prior to this, several processes are to be researched in a smaller pilot plant.

Robot Cell for Fuel Cell Production

07-03-2024 | Fuel Cell | Editor´s Pick | News

Robot Cell Produces Fuel Cell Stack in 13 Minutes

The robot cell developed by Fraunhofer IPA and Campus Schwarzwald inserts fuel cells in a matter of seconds and fully automatically. The aim is to reduce the price of fuel cell systems. 

Perovskite

22-02-2024 | Manufacturing | Editor´s Pick | News

Production of Perovskite Solar Cells on Trial

The particularly efficient perovskite solar cells are usually produced in the laboratory using solvent-based processes. However, the solar industry relies on vacuum processes - and according to a study, these are competitive.

SiC-Wafer

20-02-2024 | Automotive Industry | Editor´s Pick | News

Infineon Concludes New SiC Supply Agreements

Two orders for 150 mm SiC wafers: Infineon Technologies has announced new supply agreements with SK Siltron CSS and Wolfspeed.

Heating Coils

13-02-2024 | Materials Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Thermomagnet Generators Convert Industrial Waste Heat into Electricity

BAM and TU Delft are developing and testing new materials for thermomagnetic generators. They are intended to convert waste heat from data centers, the food industry or the paper industry into electricity.

Wooden Wind Tower Element

06-02-2024 | Structural Materials | Editor´s Pick | News

Wooden Towers for Wind Turbines Developed

Two Swedish companies have developed wooden towers for wind turbines. The connection of the wooden elements to the steel foundation and the nacelle is crucial for the stability of the tower.

Material Sample in a Quantum Magnetometer

25-01-2024 | Materials Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Quantum Magnetometers Detect the Smallest Material Defects at an Early Stage

Automotive engineering or aerospace need reliable and resistant materials. Quantum magnetometers can be used to detect the smallest damage before the materials show any recognizable cracks.

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