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  • In a letter to customers dated June 8, 2011, Viracon announced it would increase prices by approximately 8 percent on all quote requests received on or after June 20, 2011. All outstanding quotations prior to that date will be honored for the period stated in the terms of each specific quotation, wrote Kelly Schuller, senior vice president, in the letter obtained by Glass Magazine."By now, I am...
  • The central stairs of the new Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse seem almost to float up from the ground floor, suspended in a foyer of light and glass.However, the aesthetic appeal of the stairway has an unfortunate side-effect: People can see up a woman's skirt from the busy walkway under the stairs, according to a June 8 Columbus Dispatch report.For now, security guards have been told to...
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. ignited the furnace for a trial run at its new float glass production line in the Wuqing Development Zone in Tianjin, China. According to a June 8 TodayIR news release. the production line has a daily melting capacity of 1,000 tons, and is one of the largest capacity, specialized glass production lines in the country.  
  • National Glass, Langley, British Columbia, is partnering with Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash., to distribute the FireLite family of fire-rated ceramic glass products throughout Western Canada. The new alliance will help National Glass provide architects, glaziers and other building and design professionals with a broader range of fire-rated glazing solutions and allow for quicker...
  • In a June 2 letter to customers obtained by Glass Magazine, Pilkington North America, Toledo, Ohio, announced it would increase prices of its float glass products, effective June 30, 2011, as follows:Clear products: 2.3 mm through 12 mm by 10 percent; 15 mm and 19 mm by 7 percentTinted products by 8 percentPilkington Optiwhite low-iron glass by 8 percentPyrolytic coated products by 6...
  • Officials of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that shipments of Solarban 70XL glass--a triple-silver-coated, solar-control, low-emissivity product--have surpassed 94 million square feet.In a June 7 release, Glenn Miner, PPG director, construction, flat glass, said that Solarban 70XL glass has been installed on more than 300 commercial buildings. Had the same buildings been glazed with...
  • Germany's Odersun AG, a manufacturer of custom solar modules, and the FranzenGroup, a designer and installer of façade and solar systems, have announced that they will work together in the sector of integrated building photovoltaics, according to a June 7 release. Together, they will further promote the integration of solar components in curtain-wall type, rear-ventilated façades."...
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Vitro Architectural Products and Tubelite have all announced price increases. All increases will take effect in late June, according to letters sent to customers.Oldcastle BuildingEnvelopeIn response to flat glass manufacturer price increases, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope announced a price increase of its own. In a May 31 letter to customers obtained by Glass Magazine,...
  • In a June 6 letter to customers, Vitro Architectural Products, Memphis, announced price increases will go into effect June 27, 2011."Our float glass suppliers have informed us of price increases effective during the latter part of June. The manufacturers state this increase is due to their higher costs of raw materials and energy," reads the letter from Charles Witherington, vice president and...
  • Obtaining raw materials for IG sealant production is likely to become increasingly difficult due to the devastating earthquake in Japan, said officials of Italy's Fenzi Group, in a June 7 release.Specifically, companies are finding it difficult to obtain supplies because of the stoppage of the Toray Thiokol production facility in Chiba. This facility supplies approximately 35 percent of...
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