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  • China's exports of rare earth metals burst through the $100,000-per-tonne mark for the first time in February, up almost ninefold from a year before, while the volume of trade stayed far below historical averages.Cerium oxide, one of the 17 elements that compose rare earth minerals, is the most efficient polishing material for glass, float glass manufacturers also use cerium oxide as a raw...
  • Xiehua Glass Co., Shanghai, China, installed Bystronic's compact’line, in summer 2010, according to a March 21 release. In addition to the low capital costs, features of the line include the compact plant layout, diverse expansion possibilities, as well as a smooth material flow that ensures optimal results. WuJi Wang, production planner at Xiehua Glass, is particularly impressed by the press...
  • The participant and invited guest registration for Glass Performance Days China 2011, May 9-10, in Shanghai, is now open, according to a March 21 release. This is  the 9th edition of GPD China that will focus on technological novelties in architectural and solar glass.Click here to register. Click here for program highlights.The deadline for the lower participant...
  • Industry members will gather at the Paris Las Vegas Resort this week to attend Glass Week, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference.Glass Week, an annual Glass Association of North America event, features meetings of GANA's seven divisions, including Technical, Marketing, Energy and more, and will run March...
  • Vidrios Lirquén, the NSG Group's float glass joint venture in Chile, has resumed production and has reaffirmed its commitment to the Chilean market, according to a March 17 release.The Vidrios Lirquén float tank in the Concepción region of Chile has resumed production just over 12 months after being put out of action by the earthquake which struck the region in February 2010.Vidrios Lirquén is...
  • Vitrum Industries, Langley, BC, hired Bruce Robinson as sales manager. He will lead the sales and customer service team throughout Western Canada. With more than 11 years of experience in the glass industry, he will be a central part in Vitrum's continued growth in the years to come.“We are very pleased to have Bruce leading our sales team," said Thomas Martini, president, Vitrum Industries, in...
  • NSG Group facilities in Japan did not sustain any significant damages from the strong earthquake that struck off the coast of northeast Japan March 11, according to a March 14 release. None of NSG's employees are missing or were injured.Read the full release.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Saint-Gobain, France, the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes the company's leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Through its U.S. subsidiaries, the company becomes the first and only manufacturer of glass containers or fiber glass insulation ever to receive the award, according to a...
  • Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., will expand its current operations in Chester County, S.C., according to a March 16 release. The $45 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs.“We are pleased to be able to expand our operations in South Carolina," said Tom Wunderlich, plant manager for Guardian’s Chester County facility, in the release. "Chester County has provided us...
  • The strong earthquakes and tsunamis that hit the northern part of Japan on March 11 impacted the AGC Group’s operations, according to a March 14 release. Four plants in Kashima, Chiba, Yonezawa and Koriyama were affected by the natural disaster. Other than the above locations, production has been suspended at some of the plants for architectural processed glass in the Tohoku/North Kanto...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...