Emerging Priorities in the Conventional Ceramic Industry
The conventional ceramic industry has for many years produced a stable supply of non-glass ceramics for use by all segments of our economy. It is a basic and important industry, and one which has shown continued, but not always dramatic or consistant growth patterns. Recently, newer ceramic materials have emerged and grown into new industries, thus creating new opportunities. Conventional ceramics have perhaps waned during the same period in their public glamour, but there are ample opportunities for substantial new developments. The problems facing the dinnerware, tile, sewer pipe, structural clay products and electrical insulator industries are not unlike those facing the newer ceramic industries. The purpose of this article is to discuss factors, problems and opportunities which are influencing the priorities within these industries.
KeywordsEnergy Shortage Ceramic Industry Product Liability Sewer Pipe Plant Effluent
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