Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • AGC Glass Co. North America and Onyx Solar, designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic building materials, entered into a cooperation agreement to promote architectural, photovoltaic glass within North America.AGC and its parent company, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., are focusing on sustainable growth based on the incorporation of new, differentiated technologies, environmental friendly products and...
  • Pleotint LLC announced a distribution agreement with Innovative Glass Corp., under which Innovative Glass will incorporate Pleotint’s Suntuitive interlayer technology into its proprietary SolarSmart Glass insulating glass unit.Pleotint reports that the Suntuitive interlayer is North America’s first commercially available window interlayer for laminated glass that gradually darkens in response...
  • After receiving sufficient evidence that Chinese solar glass producers may be dumping their products in the European Union at below market value, the European Commission launched an investigation, according to a Reuters report.The Reuters report cites last month's complaint from EU ProSun Glass group, led by EU sector leader GMB of Germany, in response to a four-fold increase of Chinese exports...
  • Photovoltaics manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar plans to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes, according to a PVTech report. In February, the company said it would start a restructuring plan for its glass business, aimed at halting declining revenues. The main determining factor for Centrosolar's final decision to end glass operations...
  • To curb dumping from several Chinese solar panel companies, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed 31 percent tariffs on the products, according to a May 18 article from the Wall Street Journal. The action came in response to a complaint by the U.S. unit of German firm SolarWorld AG and a half-dozen other solar-energy companies. The Commerce Department determined that the Chinese...
  • The U.S. Senate passed the Buy American Solar Amendment Thursday night, Dec. 1, as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, ensuring that "Buy American" requirements apply to all photovoltaic devices that supply power to Department of Defense property or facilities, according to a same-day release from Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), who co-sponsored the amendment with Sen. Charles...
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings has postponed the Hong Kong listing of its solar glass unit, Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd., according to a Nov. 17 article from the Wall Street Journal. Officials attribute the decision to market volatility and the European debt crisis. 
  • PPG Industries has activated a new 4,800-watt solar system, currently equipped with two 10-module arrays featuring Solarphire PV photovoltaic glass and Solarphire AR anti-reflective glass, at the PPG Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, Pa., according to an Oct. 4 company release.  
  • Southwall Technologies Inc. and Pleotint LLC announced, Sept. 27, the world's first installation of high-performance insulating glass combining Southwall's Heat Mirror suspended-film technology with Pleotint's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic  technology. Manufactured by Southwall Insulating Glass and installed at Pleotint's corporate headquarters in West Olive, Mich., the product...
  • The 2011 Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, kicked off Sept. 23 in the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...