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  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • *From January 15, 2014, to press time, March 6, 2014.
    Manufacturer to Pay $1.1 Million for Violating False Claims Act in Connection to Chinese Aluminum ImportsThe Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, according to a Jan. 14...
  • Rebounding architectural market to drive 5.5 percent annual gains in the segment
    Source: Freedonia GroupDemand for fabricated flat glass is expected to increase 5.5 percent annually for the next three years due to a rebounding architectural market, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group.Fabricated flat glass...
  • During the recent economic downturn, many glassmakers stayed the course with their investments in value-added products, particularly those that boost energy efficiency. And as the markets improve, those investments will prove critical, they say.“Guardian sees its strongest growth in value-added products,” says Scott Thomsen, former president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group. “Sales...
  • Sponsored by  The burgeoning trends in decorative glass are making their way into projects of all types—from restaurants to museums, and airports to retail stores. Below are 10 projects that demonstrate the below product and application trends.Product trends:Back-painted glass and colorsTexturesDigital imageryCustom laminated glassApplication trends:Energy efficiency and...
  • The basics: For the Joel Berman Glass Studios Showroom, Merchandise Mart in Chicago, company officials wanted to create and provide an environment entertaining to a showroom visitor while demonstrating the effects of the glass. Specifically, company officials wanted to demonstrate the possibilities of three-dimensional glass.To achieve this at the showroom, the company specified a storefront...
  • The basics: Glass is a critical component of Patient Room 2020, a next-generation healthcare design prototype of a safer, more streamlined, restorative, and engaging environment for patients, families, and caregivers. Patient Room 2020 was developed by NXT Health and is open for viewing at the DuPont Corian Design Studio in New York City. Bendheim supplied a variety of decorative architectural...
  • The basics: Decorative glass played a key role in the design of the Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar at the newly renovated Los Angeles International Airport Tom Bradley International Terminal. Meant to echo the high-end nature of the delicacies offered at the restaurant and bar, the “graphic glass panels form into sumptuous, undulating silhouettes that invite patrons to linger and indulge,”...
  • The basics: Highlighting the Arrivals and Departure Plaza at the San Diego Airport is a large public glass art piece, “Sublimare.” The artwork on the façade of the terminal pairs glass and aluminum panels of kelp leaf images, with a light projection that is synchronized with real time wave data from the San Diego bay. The leaf design, visible on the decorative art glass walls at the ends of the...
  • The basics: Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, looked to decorative glass to provide high-end style and privacy within the high-limit slot gambling area. “The architects needed a high-end, expensive-looking glass product to match the theme of the high-limits gambling area,” says Barry Allan, president of Nathan Allan Glass.The company fabricated the glass for the project “which brightly illuminates...
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