cfi Hot Topics 2/2020

Battery Innovation and Technology Centre Opens in the Industrial Area Erfurter Kreuz

With a funding of EUR 13,5 million from the Free State of Thuringia/DE, the Battery Innovation and Technology Center (BITC)/DE began its work on 10 July 2020, in the industrial area Erfurter Kreuz.

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Safe Separation of Abrasive Quartz Fine Dust

For more than 270 years, fine porcelain has been manufactured with passion and precision in Fürstenberg in southern Lower Saxony, Germany. A large part of the porcelain production is based on handcrafted pieces.

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Malvern Panalytical Welcomed New Company President

Malvern Panalytical, a world-leading analytical instrumentation and automation solutions provider, and part of Spectris plc, welcomed Mark Fleiner as its new President. Mark Fleiner, who was previously Business Group Director of the Industrial Solutions Division of Spectris plc, moved into his new role at Malvern Panalytical on 1 May 2020.

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LIPPERT Linear Dip Glazing Machine LG 3/250

LIPPERT’s newest dip glazing machine LG 3/250 has been specially designed for custom tableware articles, small batches and tests, and represents an interesting and compact alternative to larger, fully automatic LIPPERT glazing systems.

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Global Ceramics Market (2020–2024)


RESEARCH and MARKETS released a report that monitored the global ceramics market 2020–2024 which is poised to grow by USD 108,7 billion during this period of time, progressing at a CAGR of 6 % during the forecast period. The report gives an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the rising demand for lightweight ma­ter­ials. In addition, increased use of ceramics in high-temperature applications is anticipated to boost the growth of the global cer­am­ics market 2020–2024 as well.

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formnext 2020 to Take Place only Virtually

Due to the recent rise of the COVID-19 infection figures worldwide, and the associated increase in travel restrictions, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH/DE has decided to hold formnext 2020 purely virtually. The digital event will be named Formnext Connect.

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glasstec Virtual Replaces Live Event this Year

By launching glasstec VIRTUAL from 20–22 October as a leading digital event, Messe Düsseldorf/DE extends its portfolio of services. The new format consists of the three segments Exhibition Space, Networking Plaza and Conference Area. This allows exhibitors to maintain and extend their business relations on the market. Additional tools such as virtual product presentations and new interactive options make it possible to address target groups in an optimised way and generate potential leads.

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The Versatility of NEXTREMA® Glass-Ceramics – a Catalyst for Industry and Product Design

In today’s world, glass still remains one of the most commonly used materials. However, especially in high-temperature applications, glass quickly reaches its limits as thermal shocks and maximum temperatures might lead to breakage and failure.

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Passionate about Graphite – for 20 Years

Dr-Ing. Rolf Terjung founded Graphite Materials/DE in 2000. Since then, the company in Oberasbach near Nuremberg has focused on special graphite and its diverse application possibilities in the industry.

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Elkem Changes Corporate Structure and Top Management to Accelerate Specialisation

As of 1 July 2020, Elkem/NO has three business divisions: Silicones, a fully integrated silicones producer; Silicon Products, a provider of silicon, ferrosilicon and related specialty products; and Carbon Solutions, a supplier of electrode paste and speciality products to the ferroalloys, silicon and aluminium industries. As one of the leading global silicon producers with more than 85 years of metallurgical competence and production, Elkem Silicon Products is serving the ceramics and refractories industry with a broad range of silicon powders. In addition to standard, off-the-shelf products Elkem also offers tailored products to meet customer needs, both with respect to size and chemistry.

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Ceramic 3D-Printing for Fast, Safe and Cheaper Production of Vaccines

The NESSIE research project makes it possible, for the first time, to produce highly complex vaccines in large quantities at low cost using ceramic 3D-printing. The novel process makes vaccines available to countries that previously could not afford the high cost of essential vaccines such as measles or rubella. The recent pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus shows the world the importance and the great need of vaccines that can effectively combat such diseases. However, the development of an effective vaccine involves a lot of effort and the highest safety standards.

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Global Refractory Materials Market for the Steel Industry 2020–2024

The refractory materials market size for the steel industry has the potential to grow by 5,20 Mt during 2020–2024, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period.

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