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  • Today at the glasstec 2008 exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, the Saflex unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, Mo., announced that 1 million square meters of Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayers have been produced and shipped for commercial sale from the recently completed Third Extrusion Line located at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. This start-up marks a significant milestone for the business, which...
  • Both companies bundle their expertise in production facilities for thin-film solar cellsBystronic glass and the Laser Processing Systems business unit of Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division bundle their expertise in production facilities for thin-film solar cells. The corresponding cooperation agreement was signed at the glasstec 2008 trade fair in Düsseldorf yesterday...
  • New booklet provides comprehensive, unbiased overview of  IG Certification process and proceduresRelated news:VIDEO: IG certification at a glance Do you know enough about insulating glass certification? According to some industry experts, you should make sure you do.From glassblog.Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, a world leader in high-performance products for the fenestration industry,...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogThe National Glass Association, McLean Va., and Messe Dusseldorf North America, Chicago, formed an initiative to bring “global technology” to GlassBuild America, association officials said at a meeting, Oct. 22, at glasstec.“The global technology is what’s missing at GBA,” said...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlaston, Finland, hosted a meeting on the second day of glasstec, Oct. 22. Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO, opened with a team introduction: Paolo Ceni, senior vice president, Pre-processing Business Area; Topi Saarenhovi, senior vice president, Heat Treatment Business Area; Günter Befort, senior...
  • GED Integrated Solutions Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio, announced the appointment of Bill Weaver to the role of president and CEO, effective Oct. 31, according to an Oct. 21 company release. Weaver, who serves as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry, and has been an integral part of the GED team for the past 10 years...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlasstec opened with much fanfare and 1,341 exhibitors at the Dusseldorf Fairgrounds Oct. 21. The show will run through Oct. 25.The opening ceremony and special show “Glass Technology Live” began with a musical prelude, “Girl from Ipanema,” by Kristalleon, a man dressed in a mirror-...
  • China’s Xinyi Glass expanded production into the solar market, adding two additional lines for photovoltaic glass production in China, according to an Oct. 20 company release. The first line has a daily capacity of 500 tons per day and produces 1/8-inch and 5/32-inch low-iron patterned glass for crystalline silicone PV module application. The second is a magnetron sputtering coating line,...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlasstec opened Oct. 21, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, with more than 1,300 exhibitors from 48 countries. Exhibitors have reserved 68,493 square meters of net exhibit space in nine halls, according to a Messe Düsseldorf North America release.To date,...
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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...