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06-05-2022 | Ceramic Technology | News | Article

German Fraunhofer Researcher Receives Two International Awards

Professor Michaelis, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, is the first European to receive two international materials research awards.

06-05-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

Overcoming the Limitations of Glass Production

Glass objects which glow in the dark or glass containers that heat up and cool down – this seems to completely contradict our everyday experience of what glass can do. And yet, it is now within reach.

05-05-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

Joint Venture with a Focus on Circular Economy

RHI Magnesita and Horn & Co. combine their recycling activities. By taking this step, they increase the production, use and supply of secondary raw materials for the refractories industry.

05-05-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

ceramitec 2022 Will be Characterized by Resource Efficiency

From June 21 to 24, the theme of resource efficiency will run like a thread through the range of products and services at ceramitec 2022, with the focus on energy savings and environmental protection.

05-05-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

Perovskite Solar Modules with a Marble Look

KIT researchers have developed colored solar cells made of inexpensive perovskite semiconductor material that can be integrated into building facades or roofs. They imitate the optics of known building materials.

09-02-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

Carbon Neutral Products for a Greener Future

The UK manufacturer Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced that three of its energy saving ranges have now been officially classified as carbon neutral products.

09-02-2022 | Ceramics | News | Article

Inauguration of a New Tunnel Kiln

The commissioning of the new tunnel kiln at the Urmitz plant of RHI Magnesita goes hand in hand with the digital expansion of the site and the creation of new jobs for the region.

09-02-2022 | Ceramic Technology | News | Article

A Question of Stability

Perovskites are the great hope for the solar modules of the future. Researchers have now presented a variant that is characterized by particularly high durability.

07-02-2022 | Ceramic Technology | News | Article

Russner elected new President of the EuTeCer

Dr. Carsten Russner, Managing Director of Kyocera Fineceramics Precision, based in Selb, Germany, was elected as the new President of the European Technical Ceramics Federation (EuTeCer).

07-02-2022 | Ceramic Technology | News | Article

Change in Management at Ceramtec

As of January 1, 2022, a change has taken place in Ceramtec Group's management: Horst Garbrecht is now President Industrial. He succeeds Richard Boulter, who has decided to leave the company.

27-01-2022 | Battery | News | Article

Lanxess Unveils Plastic Housing for High-voltage Batteries

In a cooperative effort, Lanxess and Kautex Textron have been researching the development of a high-voltage battery housing made of engineering thermoplastics. A near-series technology demonstrator has now been presented.

10-11-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Every Gram Counts

A new process allows hollow spheres to be produced from metallic and ceramic materials with diameters of one millimeter and above. Compared with a solid sphere, weight savings of up to 90 percent can be achieved.

05-11-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Microstructure of Hard Material Layers Explained

Researchers at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are developing new types of hard coatings for sustainable use in cutting tools. This extends the service life of the tools by up to 30 percent.

05-11-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Additive Manufacturing under Martian Gravity

Together with the Clausthal University of Technology, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing is researching the possibility of using additive manufacturing to produce components, spare parts or tools in weightlessness. 

05-11-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Electrolysers for a Sustainable Energy Supply

In the H2 Giga project, the University of Bayreuth is researching the development and industrial production of high-performance, low-cost electrolysers.

03-11-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Quality Control of Advanced Ceramics

High-performance ceramics provide key components – but only if they are defect-free. To detect rejects at an early stage, researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS have developed an in-line inspection method based on laser speckle photometry.

11-08-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Ceramic Thermal Cyclers for Accelerated Covid-19 Lab Testing

The Corona pandemic has greatly increased worldwide interest in rapid yet reliable virus testing.  Fraunhofer IKTS has now developed μPCR laboratory modules to significantly accelerate the polymerase chain reaction for such tests.

11-08-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Nutec Bickley to Install Elevator Kiln

Nutec Bickley is busy in its Ceramics Business Unit constructing a specialist, repeat-order kiln. The contract was awarded by a major US manufacturer in the energy field.

11-08-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Heavy Charge Against Water Germs

Removing pathogens from drinking water is especially difficult when the germs are too tiny to be caught by conventional filters. Researchers at Empa and Eawag are developing new materials and processes to free water from pathogenic microorganisms such as viruses.

11-08-2021 | Ceramics | News | Article

Highly Efficient Tunnel Kiln for Fine Tableware Put into Operation

The company Keramischer Ofenbau has installed and commissioned a state-of-the-art new tunnel kiln for the Egyptian German Porcelain Company in Alexandria, Egypt.