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  • Boosted by growth in its offshore markets, the acquisition of Dutch paints maker Sigma Kalon and price increases, PPG Industries' second-quarter sales jumped by 42 percent to $4.5 billion.The coatings, glass and chemicals maker said net income rose slightly to $250 million, or $1.51 per share, from $249 million, or $1.50 per share, in the year-ago quarter.Excluding special items, adjusted net...
  • CSR’s recent acquisitions of Pilkington and DMS Glass, and the subsequent launch of Viridian , brought about the need for many changes; in particular, new product names needed to be developed to incorporate the new brand.
  • A construction worker was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after falling more than 25 feet from the roof of the Menards construction site at 1999 Walker Lake Road in Ontario. A Springfield Township EMS spokesperson says the accident happened at 2:32 p.m. The unidentified 23-year-old man was working on the roof when he apparently fell through a skylight and to the ground, according to a July 17...
  • A door and window maker is aiming to see its way through the credit crunch by expanding its factory and increasing its workforce by a half to cope with increased demand.Solex Manufacturing hopes to boost turnover to £4m by the end of the year after merging its two premises in Washington into one larger site on the town’s Benthall Business Park.It also plans to increase staff by 10 from the...
  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
  • A multi-million financial support package and use of a bank’s overseas network has helped in the growth of a Consett business.Specialist glass maker Romag Holdings is on a rapid expansion path after seeing revenues jump by 69 percent to £11.58 m [$23.2 million] over the six months to the end of last March.Its products range from bullet and blast glass to solar panels and are used in the Royal...
  • Danube Building Materials, a leader in the construction, building materials and shop fitting industry, has announced its plans to invest AED 50 million towards aluminum and glass manufacturing by 2009. The move is in line with the extensive growth witnessed in the aluminium market, with recent studies predicting that aluminum production in the UAE will cross 2.5 million metric tons by 2010. In...
  • Losses made by Tamglass Glass Processing, part of Glaston Corp.'s heat treatment business area, have significantly burdened the first quarter financial results for the corporation and Tamglass glass processing has continued to operate in the red. In addition, global economic uncertainty is being reflected in the group's major, comprehensive, one-stop-partner deliveries in particular,...
  • If you look at glass in old windows, it can look distorted, apparently because the lower part of the pane is thicker than the upper part.Some people think that's because the glass, which behaves like a liquid at times, has sagged over time due to the effect of gravity, according to a July 15 Live Science 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...