Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. will reduce investment in equipment at its Pilkington unit after being fined by the European Union's competition authority, the Financial Times reported citing Chief Executive Officer Stuart Chambers, according to a Nov. 17 Bloomberg report.  
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, has signed a technology licensing agreement with American conglomerate PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, for its second float glass manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi.The construction of the new plant, which complements the company’s existing production unit in the Abu Dhabi Industrial City, will enable...
  • Cyclone Power Technologies Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Bent Glass Design of Hatboro, Pa., for a Waste Heat Engine cogeneration system. This is Cyclone's first sale and commercial installation of its award-winning WHE. The initial WHE system covered under this agreement will convert over 500,000 BTUs of exhaust heat from the customer...
  • “It is hard to find a pulse in this year’s batch of construction industry forecasts for 2009,” Engineering News-Record reported on Nov. 13. “McGraw-Hill Construction (of which ENR is part) is forecasting a 7.4 percent decline in construction starts in 2009, following declines of 12.4 percent this year and 8.0 percent in 2007. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce...
  • 3M [with U.S. headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.] announced today that the National Fenestration Rating Council [Greenbelt, Md.] has certified a range of the company’s window films. These films include 3M’s metal-free Prestige Series, which blocks 66 percent of the sun’s heat streaming through windows and 99.9 percent of the ultraviolet rays. NFRC certification...
  • Credit Union Centre [Saskatoon, Saskatchewan] is hoping that a hockey game will no longer be a smashing experience. Following frequent delays due to broken glass, eight panes broken in total so far this year, the building is undergoing a complete evaluation of its first generation seamless glass system, according to a Nov. 14 Saskatoonhomepage.com report.
  • Some downtown Dallas streets were closed after a window washing platform broke several panes on a skyscraper and sent glass tumbling more than 40 stories.Dallas police say nobody was on the platform when the accident happened Thursday morning. Authorities are looking into whether a motor malfunctioned, according to a Nov. 13 chron.com report.
  • Now that the stained-glass windows at Hackley Public Library [Muskegon, Mich.] have been restored, it's time to thank those who made the expensive proposition possible.As part of the restoration, thermal windows that protect the stained glass were replaced. Those windows were installed in 1977, and at that time a big goof was made, which went unnoticed until Stained Glass by Shenandoah [Front...
  • Asahi Glass Co. and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Asia's two largest glassmakers, dropped in Tokyo trading after they and two rivals were fined by the European Union over claims they fixed car window prices.Asahi Glass shares fell 5 percent to 515 yen [$5.4] at the close of trading today on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Nippon Sheet Glass tumbled 9 percent to 314 yen [$3.3], the biggest drop since Oct...
  • South Africa’s glass industry was operating at 93.9 percent of its overall production capacity in August this year, as compared with 90.4 percent of capacity in the same month in 2007, according to a Nov. 7 Statistics South Africa report. The main reason given by glass industry companies for not operating at full capacity in August 2008 was low demand from consumers.According to another...
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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...