Category Archives: Ceramics

Ceramic Proppant Agreement Announced with Applied Minerals

Applied Minerals Inc. recently announced it has entered into a development agreement with OPF Enterprises LLC to formulate a range of ceramic-based proppants to market to oil and gas drillers in shale formations in close proximity to the company’s Utah-based Dragon Mine. Preliminary development work reportedly indicates that the presence of both halloysite and other clay mineralsContinue Reading

There’s Ceramics… and Then There’s Ceramics

Over the years I’ve gotten used to the blank stares I get when I tell people I’m a ceramic engineer. “Yes”, I say, “there is a degree for that.” I usually have to go on to explain that essentially I was educated to be a high-temperature inorganic chemist. If the eyes are still uncomprehending IContinue Reading