Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Taiwan Glass Industrial plans to invest an additional $62.7 million in the next three years in its plant in Changpin Industrial Park in central Taiwan to produce glass products for the solar cell industry, according to data provided by the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, according to a Sept. 15 DigiTimes.com report.
  • At the Glasstec 2008 exhibition Oct. 21-25 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Glaston will show an enlargement to the widely respected flat tempering machine family, the Tamglass CHF, according to a Glaston release Sep. 15.The new CHF Pro will also be presented at the GlassBuild America show  Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.The Tamglass CHF Pro model is an improved version of the Tamglass CHF which has been...
  • Asahi Glass Co. will trim production in North America by 25 percent in October as car sales slow, the Nikkei newspaper reported, according to a Sept. 14 Bloomberg.com report.Asahi Glass, which earlier cut North American output by 10 percent, plans to hold production at the lower level through the end of this year, Nikkei reported today, without saying where it obtained the information. The...
  • On the last day of the Glass Association of North America Fall Conference Sept. 10 in Dallas, the Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance and GANA executives announced discussions regarding closer collaboration between the two organizations have been ongoing since September 2007 with the potential to formalize this collaboration during a three-year transition period. In early 2008...
  • ♦ The Vietnamese government has approved a master plan for the development of the buildings materials industry that will see investment in new production capacity for float glass, soundproof glass and “thick” glass, according to a Vietnamese News Agency report, Sept. 8. By 2020, Vietnam’s glass industry is expected to annually produce 200 million square meters of glass....
  • The new Scottish headquarters of building services company NG Bailey has packed in virtually every eco tech under the sun. The main entrance to the building, called Solais House, faces south and so gets a larger amount of sunlight than the other aspects of the office. The exterior wall of the foyer is almost completely photovoltaic glass, which generated 350kWh over the first six and a half weeks...
  • Energy-efficient automation solutions for the glass industry are the focal point of Siemens' trade fair presentation at this year's glasstec which shall take place in Düsseldorf from Oct. 21 to 25. With its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and Totally Integrated Power (TIP) concepts, Siemens offers a uniform range of products and systems for automation and power supply, supplemented by a...
  • Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, gave an involved Thermal Stress Research Update for Insulating Glass on the last day of the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. The update included an overview of thermal stress, thermal stress resistance, thermal stress evaluation, an edge strength failure prediction model, case studies for monolithic glass, plate and...
  • Aurora, Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with SoftSolution, Austria, for the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a company release Sept. 11. Effective immediately FeneTech will take over all sales, service and support activities for SoftSolution products in these territories.“When evaluating potential partners we...
  • On Sept. 9, Logan International Airport officially opened and dedicated a $3.5 million memorial honoring those who perished on 9/11, specifically the 147 victims of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175, both of which took off from Boston.At the entry, you choose one of two winding paths, both of which culminate at a large glass cube. The cube itself is simple, understated, made of greenish...
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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...