In many cases, a change in product design or how a product is used is not a near-term solution to a shortage.
The continuing shift in the economy toward online shopping and home delivery is driving the construction of new warehousing spaces, and benefiting a number of material suppliers in the process.
A healthy outlook for heavy industries worldwide will support the nearly $45 billion global refractory market.
Glass is increasingly being rejected from curbside single-stream recycling programs, prompting consumers to question whether recycling is truly worth their time. However, more and more businesses – such as bars – are engaging in multiple-stream recycling, sorting bottles from cans at the point of consumption. With the challenges of single-stream recycling and the growing rejection of mixed paper and other recyclables by China and other historical export destinations, will glass recovery continue to expand?
Factors affecting global salt trends vary considerably by region - from supply shortages in North America causing prices for road-deicing salt to soar to expanding industrial development in Africa and the Middle East.
These days, you can't turn on the news without hearing something new about tariffs - and the story is nowhere near its end. Find out how a new list of proposed import taxes on Chinese goods stands to impact some of the devices consumers use daily.
While flat glass production processes have become fairly standardized, this standardization has not stopped value-added innovation from occurring. Find out which 3 tech trends are setting the standard for the future of flat glass.
A mega-merger between two refractories market leaders has major implications for the rest of the industry. Find out who stands to win - and lose - the most from this deal.
Houston, Texas removed glass from its curbside recycling program back in March of 2016 as a result of increasing processing costs and budget constraints. Similar developments in other cities paint a glum picture for the future of the recovered glass industry. Or do they?