Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Van Huët Glass Logistics in Tiel (the Netherlands) has added the unique MaXi-Trailer concept for glass transport to the market. This will to a large extent begin to replace the traditional inloader, according to a PR-inside.com article Aug. 12. 
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Monday that group net profit declined 41 percent on the year to 27.8 billion yen ($253.1 million) for the three months ended June 30, as its margins deteriorated at home and abroad because of the global economic slowdown and higher crude oil prices, according to a TradingMarkets.com report Aug. 11. function pr_swfver(){ var osf,osfd,i,axo=1,v=0,nv=navigator; if(nv....
  • Council leaders have rubberstamped plans for a £20 million [$38.3 million] hotel complex that will serve as a gateway to the city.The eight-storey glass building, on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway, will house a 126-room hotel and 52 apartments, overlooking a central courtyard with shops, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, according to a report in The Citizen Aug. 12.
  • As part of its recovery program, Finnish Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued July 30.“No decisions have been made so far,” says Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO. “The plan is to re-organize the business of Glaston’s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing....
  • With a roof area the size of 20 football pitches, the vast Beijing South Railway Station is the largest station in Asia and a core Olympic project which opens next week. Home to new high speed rail lines between Olympic venues, the station is China’s largest and embodies innovative architecture and rigorous design. It is designed for an annual passenger turnover of 105 million by the year...
  • 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.
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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...
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