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Glass, Ceramics & Miscellaneous Materials - Case Studies
The Case Studies described below are based on information provided by companies in the Glass, Ceramics & Miscellaneous Materials sector. Each study has been written in collaboration with employees of the company and Preactor International would like to thank those who provided these insights into how Preactor is used and the benefits it has provided.

Cebrace is the result of a joint-venture between two of the major groups producers of flat glass of the world: Saint-Gobain (France) and NSG (Japan), which acquired Pilkington in 2006. Founded in 1974, Cebrace gathers in its manufacturing process the know-how and technology of two giants of the glass sector. This puts it in the position of a leading company in the Brazilian market of the flat glass segment.
 
With innovation as its cornerstone, Libbey quality, consistency, and exceptional customer service have become the standard in the industry. Libbey continues to invest in state-of-the-art production equipment and faster and more efficient manufacturing technologies.
 
Britanite is a company located in Quatro Barras, in the state of Paraná, Brazil. Here, over a site of around 2.35m sq.m, it manufactures nitrogen based chemical products such as civil explosives, detonators and other defence materials.
 
Grinding Techniques is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of Abrasive products, situated near Johannesburg in South Africa. Grinding Techniques manufactures products for their own brand and under contract for other suppliers.
 
Based in Sydney, Australia, Greencorp Magnetics Pty Ltd has been a specialist producer of magnetic tapes since 1972, and is one of the few companies world-wide to master the technology of the magnetic stripe for cards and tickets. As a result of Greencorp facilities for research and development, and its ability to manufacture to exacting standards, Greencorp magnetic stripe products are amongst the most respected in the world, with a philosophy of continual development.
 
Royall Wall Systems, Inc. is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Back in 1989 they perfected and patented a ground breaking way of manufacturing hurricane resistant buildings. These buildings are designed to uniquely address the special requirements of Florida because in addition to hurricanes, they can survive fires and termites.
 
Nevamar is a leading North American manufacturer of high quality decorative laminates. Its products are found in a wide variety of installations, including airports, offices, bowling alleys, sports stadiums, retail stores, fast food restaurants, hospitals, homes and schools.
 
Founded in 1960, Eliane Revestimentos Cerâmicos is one of the largest producers of ceramic coatings, selling more than 1600 products to around 85 countries around the world. Eliane employs some 2,400 people across 12 plants in various parts of Brazil and in 2002 their revenue was about US$ 140 million.
 
Founded in 1976, Polyclad has evolved into the international leader in the production of high performance laminates. In 1987 Polyclad was purchased by Cookson Group plc and became a member of Cookson Electronics. With 3 Plants and approximately 700 employees in the US, and an additional 10 facilities in Europe and Asia.
 
Goonvean has been extracting kaolins, china stone, feldspars, and aggregate by-products in England for over two centuries. Kaolin is a fine clay used in ceramics and refractories and as a filler or coating for paper and textiles. The feldspar quarry—the last in the United Kingdom— produces high quality ceramic fluxing agents to compliment the clays.
 
Atwood / Spec-Temp is a specialist fabricator of tempered glass products targeting the Recreational Vehicle, Manufactured Housing, Furniture, Architectural, and Marine industries. From a family business founded in an Ohio horse barn in 1978, It has grown into a $35 million leader in the Tempered Glass Industry and is a member of the Huddersfield-based Heywood Williams Group.