Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Arkema Inc., Philadelphia, will partner an expansion of a new online CVD, or chemical vapor deposition, project for Kibing’s glass floatline located at an ocean port in Dongshan Island, Fujian Province of China, according to an Arkema release Nov. 19. This floatline will use the next generation, online pyrolytic CVD process, jointly developed by Arkema and its engineering partner...
  • Vieglass has suggested that it would play a consultancy role in assessing and examining the quality of glass imports to Vietnam to ensure that the imports can meet the country's set standards.The proposal was made after people complained about the chaotic glass market and confusion surrounding the quality of glass products. Vietnam has imported 12 million square meters of equivalent glass in the...
  • Southeast Asia's largest glass exhibition, Glasstech Asia 2008, will open in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.The three-day exhibition will bring together the world's latest technological innovations and market practices in glass materials, said organizers.Spreading over an area of 7,000 square meters, the exhibition will showcase...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass is setting up a float glass plant with a production capacity of 550 tons per day at Jhagadia in the state of Gujarat [India] at an estimated cost of Rs. 478 crore [$96.6 million]. The company has tied up with various bankers to raise a Rs. 318 crore [$64.3 million] term loan. It has already raised Rs. 105 crore [$21.2 million] through its IPO.
  • Planes of the future may have wings made of metallic glasses, thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol in U.K.Despite its solid appearance, glass is actually a 'jammed' state of matter that moves very slowly. Like cars in a traffic jam, atoms in a glass can't reach their destination because the route is blocked by their...
  • LEED 2009, the long-awaited update to the internationally recognized LEED green building certification program, has passed member ballot, and will be introduced in 2009 as the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings. It includes a series of major technical advancements focused on improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and addressing other...
  • In a meeting held at HOAF’s headquarters in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands, Salem Distributing Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., reached an agreement with HOAF to represent its line of laminating equipment for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to a recent Salem release.Since 2001, HOAF Infrared Technology has been active in the field of autoclave free lamination with the HOAF Heatbox, specially...
  • Six medieval stained-glass windowpanes looted by the Red Army during World War II were returned to a German church Monday, where officials said they hoped to negotiate the return of other plundered artworks.The windows complete a 117-panel set that depicts the Bible in pictures. The 14th century panels will be restored and re-installed at the Marienkirche, a church near Germany's border with...
  • The European Commission has just published a study commissioned by the Enterprise & Industry DG saying that policy makers should consider the environmental and energy benefits of glass when designing new environmental policies. The study looked at the competitiveness of the glass industry which encompasses a lot of different products: high quality pharmaceutical and cosmetic glass containers...
  • 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.  
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...