Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods tumbled 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment (-0.9 percent seasonally adjusted) in August but rose 9.6 percent over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, according to The Data DIGest Sept. 16. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in every...
  • On Sept. 12, Mike Hovan, president, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, met the Ride 4 Hope team, a team of 23 cyclists, in Circleville, Ohio, and presented a $2,500 check for its cause, according to a Sept. 15 company release. The Ride 4 Hope team started on a 3,000-mile cross-country journey from San Diego to Atlantic City in September collecting donations for the United Kingdom’s Hope House...
  • 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...
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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...