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2013-06-10 16:29:09

ROANOKE, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC®") today announced that it will release its second quarter of fiscal year 2013 results on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The second quarter results are for the three-month and six-month periods ended April 30, 2013. The Company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888)...

2013-06-10 12:33:43

GLEN ALLEN, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced that it will be co-hosting a webinar on smart windows in conjunction with the FlexTech Alliance on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. During the webinar NanoMarkets will be presenting findings from its new report, "Worldwide Smart Windows Markets: 2013-2020" that was recently released. Persons interested in registering for the free event can do so by visiting...

Tiny Bubbles In Your Metallic Glass May Be Sign Of Trouble
2013-06-06 14:36:18

Johns Hopkins University Bubbles in a champagne glass may add a festive fizz to the drink, but microscopic bubbles that form in a material called metallic glass can signal serious trouble. In this normally high-strength material, bubbles may indicate that a brittle breakdown is in progress. That´s why Johns Hopkins researchers used computer simulations to study how these bubbles form and expand when a piece of metallic glass is pulled outward by negative pressure, such as the...

2013-06-05 00:21:04

-- Companies to focus on growth of OC specialty product line TOLEDO, Ohio, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a strategic alliance with glass fiber producer Taishan Fiberglass, a subsidiary of China National Materials Group, Sinoma, to grow the use of Alkali Resistant (AR) specialty glass products sold under the brands...

2013-05-31 08:25:25

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a target production of 500 tonnes per day, the new plant will significantly contribute to remedying the shortage of domestically produced float glass Egi MJG Float Glass, a joint venture between the Egi Community (via the Egi People's Assembly), Mara Group, JS Group and Ghani Group, announces the groundbreaking for their first float glass manufacturing plant in Nigeria. Given the growing demand...

2013-05-30 23:16:07

L-com announced today that it has increased its offering of military/tactical grade fiber optic cables with new lines including OM2, OM3, and single mode cable assemblies. These cables are designed to meet TIA/EIA military specifications and can be custom-ordered online to any required length. North Andover, MA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released several new lines of military/tactical rated fiber optic cable...

2013-05-28 21:41:31

Many solids are produced from melting. Depending on how quickly they cool off, invariably, internal tensile stresses begin to build up. One example are Prince Rupert's Drops, or Dutch tears: you can hit their thick end with a hammer without breaking them while a slight pressure applied to their thin end is enough to shatter the entire tear. The properties of safety or even gorilla glass are determined to a large extent by their internal tensile stresses. However, until now, our understanding...

2013-05-28 11:32:27

New material a boon for use in electronics and thin films In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up its use in the profitable consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips. "This new material has lots of applications including as thin-film resistors used in liquid-crystal...

2013-05-20 23:24:04

Quick Picks by Zebrablinds works to make choices easier for customers. Buying window treatments has never been this uncomplicated. Stoney Creek, ON (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Quick Picks by Zebra Blinds helps customers make quick and easy choices when purchasing window treatments. Zebrablinds is an online supplier of window treatments. They provide customers with a large selection of window treatments such as blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes. Zebrablinds is the only Canadian provider for the...

2013-05-17 23:16:28

Hitachi Cable America, a unit of Hitachi Cable Ltd., has recently announced the release of a new line of halogen-free, heat resistant LAN cables. Manchester, NH (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Hitachi Cable is announcing a new lineup of halogen-free heat resistant LAN cables for rolling stock as a part of our related product lineup. The products in this new lineup are highly heat resistant and can withstand temperatures of 90 deg C and satisfy the fire safety standards required in the EN*1. As...


Latest Glass Reference Libraries

Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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