Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • At Greenbuild 2013 today in Philadelphia, SAGE Electrochromics Inc. unveiled its new electrochromic glass that is completely solar-powered, self-contained and wirelessly controlled with an iPad, according to a Nov. 20 company release. SageGlass Simplicity is a solar-powered wireless version of SageGlass electrochromic glazing for the commercial market.SageGlass Simplicity offers architects and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Western Region will host a webinar, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST that will feature a Q&A on the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Rating System; an overview of AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program; and a Joint Product Category Rules Task Group update from Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. The Green...
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    GPAD officials announced the launch of the official event website that includes information about the event, all event sponsors and their product portfolios, as well as allows the online registration of interested attendees, according to a Nov. 14 GPAD release. GPAD 2014 is organized by Ohio based software specialist FeneTech and will take place from March 20-21, 2014 in the New Orleans JW Marriott hotel.

    GPAD focuses on automation. Presenters will explain how the latest machinery technology with well-integrated software can help companies to become more efficient and to achieve maximum benefits with the highest degree of automation. 

    Sponsors include FeneTech and IGE as Platinum sponsors, and Forvet, LandGlass, Turomas-Tecnocat, Diamon-Fusion International, Dip-Tech, Tenon, TSS, Mappi, Adelio Lattuada, Ashton Industrial, SoftSolution, top-DRILL and Forel North America as Gold Sponsors.

    The detailed program event will be soon published on the website.
  • Energy efficiency was the overarching theme of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, with presentations and discussions focused on what the glass industry can do to improve building energy performance. During the event, held last week in Baltimore, Karma Sawyer of the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office delivered a keynote address on the next...
  • Forel spa, the Italian producer of industrial automation machinery for insulating glass unit production and other glass processing applications, has registered as a Gold sponsor for GPAD 2014, where it will educate attendees about new automation trends, according to a release.GPAD 2014, organized by software specialist FeneTech, will be held in the JW Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in...
  • Vitrum 2013, the biennial International Trade Show specializing in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass, took place last week in Milan, with increased attendance.About 20,000 square meters of exhibit area hosted 349 exhibitors from 28 different countries, primarily Italy, China and Germany. This year, the show placed special focus on the role of glass in energy-saving...
  • Officials from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced the dates and location of its 2014 Annual Conference and Insulating Glass Educational Seminar, according to an Oct. 17 IGMA release. The combined event, set to feature informative lunch presentations on several industry technical issues, innovative networking sessions, meetings of several IGMA committees and more, will be held...
  • Schraml Glastechnik, makers of topDRILL vertical CNC machine, registered as Gold sponsors for GPAD 2014, according to an Oct. 15 FeneTech release. Austria-based Schraml will present its latest machinery technology for vertical glass processing and drilling, including expanded machinery options for topDRILL, allowing the machine to meet requirements for robust compact units, technically refined...
  • Software specialist FeneTech, creators of FeneVision ERP software, will showcase its latest release of FeneVision neo at Vitrum, to be held October 23-26 in Milan, according to an Oct. 14 FeneTech release. FeneVision neo is a completely integrated software ERP solution, developed for glass processing companies, window and door manufacturers, entry door manufactures and sunroom manufacturers,...
  • Ashton-Industrial, Turomas and Forvet have registered as Gold sponsors for the GPAD 2014 event in New Orleans, March 20-21. Ashton-Industrial will present information and film footage about its automatic seaming and batching solutions, specifically focusing on its labor-free seaming, laser marking, edge deleting, washing and drying, and batching line. Turomas, represented by IGE Glass...
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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...
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