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ECerS 2021 Conference Postponed to 2022

Since the current pandemic situation does not allow for the reliable planning of a face-to-face conference in Dresden/DE (or any other place in Europe) during 2021, the Conference of the European Ceramic Society –  ECerS has been postponed to next year, i.e. 2022.


Marcheluzzo S.p.A.: High Efficiency Ventilation in Brick Drying

Marcheluzzo´s three goals regarding brick drying are: Metamorphosis, Conditions Efficiency. Clay as a primary element has accompanied the evolution of mankind: from manual dough to drying in the sun. In the digital era, the drying process underwent multiple plant-based changes in a continuous confrontation with the water to be evaporated from the  brick.


#RIETERMORANDODiscoveringSolutions Webinar Series

The pandemic has affected our way of living but also our way of working. The proximity with our clients has been compromised by the restrictions and the safety regulations worldwide. That's why we have thought to develop a series of WEBINARS called #DisoscoveringSolutions.


China Continues to Dominate Cathode Production

In 2020, China continued to dominate global Li-ion battery cathode production, producing 68 % of cathode materials. Globally, 96 % of cathode materials are expected to be produced by East Asian manufacturers this year. However, this will change, but by how much is the question.


Modeling Eternity in the Rock Laboratory

Cement is one of the key materials for the safe storage of radioactive waste. What is needed is an almost infinite durability of the containers. Empa/CH researchers are therefore analyzing material systems that can handle this task. Barbara Lothenbach from Empa's Concrete & Asphalt Laboratory is investigating cement-based materials, which are suitable for the disposal of radioactive waste.



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