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  • The production of sand for use in glass manufacture in Poland in 2007 totalled 2.27 million tons, as compared with 1.52 million tons in 2006 and 1.59 million tons in 2005, according to a July 31 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office.The production of “sheets of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, but not otherwise worked” in Poland in 2007...
  • Trade Price Conservatories have announced the availability of Pilkington Activ self cleaning glass throughout their conservatory product range.Pilkington Activ, the world's first self cleaning glass uses the forces of nature to maintain its clear appearance without leaving unsightly streaks. In a dual-action process organic dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain, thus...
  • Pangaea Ventures Ltd. announced today that Asahi Glass, Umicore and Bekaert have invested in Pangaea Ventures Fund II, LP. These strategic Limited Partners join existing strategic investors BASF Venture Capital, Solvay, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho America. The fund is focused on cleantech and advanced materials and has closed with US$32 million in commitments, according to a...
  • A man suffered a suspected broken pelvis after he fell 30 feet through a skylight.Police said the 24-year-old crashed onto the basement floor of Hatters Hostel on Newton Street, Manchester city centre, around 11.45 p.m. yesterday, according to a Manchester Evening News report Aug. 6. 
  • The 600,000sq m TV station, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, is expected to open late next year and will house China’s national broadcaster.The building’s looped design is intended to reflect the building’s function, combining the entire television process.
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, held the groundbreaking ceremony for its second float glass manufacturing facility at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, marking yet another milestone in the company’s endeavor to become the largest float glass manufacturer in the region, according to an Al Bawaba report Aug. 6.
  • The Lagunitas School District will open a solar facility this August. Solar Power Partners, Inc., Mill Valley, Calif.-based renewable energy company, developed the facility that will provide an estimated 65 percent of the school's annual power needs, according to a Solar Power release Aug. 6.The 58.52 kilowatt system at the Lagunitas School District will generate 86,000 kilowatt hours...
  • As part of its recovery programme, Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued, according to a July 30 company release.For productional and financial reasons, Tamglass Glass Processing will close its working machine and special automotive glass business.
  • Fringe organizers and festival-goers have insisted the show must go on after a 5-year-old girl was injured by a falling skylight at a children's venue.The girl had been watching The Little Mermaid at the C+3 venue on Chambers Street when the skylight fell in yesterday. 
  • A 14-year-old boy who was skateboarding on the gym roof at Trabuco Hills High School fell 40-feet when he stepped on a skylight Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The teen managed to move 40-yards across the gym floor where he landed to open a door and get help from his friends, said Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Sandberg, according to an Aug. 5 OCRegister report.
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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...