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  • In addition to decorative glass booths that look like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sand-blasted and more--surround the glass technology symposium area at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany. Exhibits in the area include a glass bridge, a glass table with a Porsche sitting on it; a glass bench with circular bottom prints; LED displays;...
  • The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries. Besana Italy introduced a double-edger with multi spindles, SQ10 T, that got much attention, said Brian Martineau, sales agent, Besana Lovati, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. “The edge of the glass preparation is important to the solar industry, because if there are any...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogIngo Hagemann, architect and consultant, Hagemann Architects & BIPV Consultants, Germany, presented Architecture and Photovoltaics, Oct. 23, at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany.“Photovoltaic is a booming industry, with a growth rate of 10 percent,” Hagemann said. “The question is, do...
  • Tumbling U.S. economy has little effect on show

  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogThe National Glass Association, McLean Va., and Messe Dusseldorf North America, Chicago, formed an initiative to bring “global technology” to GlassBuild America, association officials said at a meeting, Oct. 22, at glasstec.“The global technology is what’s missing at GBA,” said...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlaston, Finland, hosted a meeting on the second day of glasstec, Oct. 22. Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO, opened with a team introduction: Paolo Ceni, senior vice president, Pre-processing Business Area; Topi Saarenhovi, senior vice president, Heat Treatment Business Area; Günter Befort, senior...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlasstec opened with much fanfare and 1,341 exhibitors at the Dusseldorf Fairgrounds Oct. 21. The show will run through Oct. 25.The opening ceremony and special show “Glass Technology Live” began with a musical prelude, “Girl from Ipanema,” by Kristalleon, a man dressed in a mirror-...
  • As of Sept. 16, 1,262 exhibitors from 48 countries have registered to participate in glasstec 2008 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 21–25. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters  of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.To date, 857 exhibitors are from countries other than Germany...
  • GANA’s Tempering Division met on the third and final day of the association’s fall conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. Several committees, sub-committees and task groups meetings updated their work.The Construction Subcommittee had Window Cleaning Industry Update on its agenda, during which the media representatives were asked to leave the room.During the Optical Distortion Subcommittee...
  • “Climate Change” and “Cap and Trade” were the buzz words on the second day at the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 9, at the Wyndham Dallas.“Energy and climate are the two issues that are going to change the glass and glazing industry,” said Kim Mann, general counsel of GANA, Topeka, Kan. “NFRC, Energy Star, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint are...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...