Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Industrial equipment industry is available in its catalog, according to a Sept. 2 Market Watch report. World Flat Glass Market analyzes the worldwide markets for flat glass in thousands of metric tons.The major product segments analyzed are float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. The report also analyzes the market for...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2007 Chinese Glass Market Research Report" report to their offering.In September of 2007, the glass prices have hit a new high level since 2003 in China. In September 2007, the average price of float glass was 78.7 yuan (RMB)/WB [$11.5], rose 6.3 yuan/WB [$0.92] than last month; up by 13.9 yuan (RMB)/WB [$2.03] than the...
  • Officials at DuPont Building Innovations announced price increases up to 15 percent in the United States, effective Sept.30, or as contracts permit, for DuPont Weatherization Systems products, according to a Sept. 3 company release. Due to the accelerating price increases of oil-based feedstocks and energy, raw materials continue to be subject to significant cost increases.“DuPont Building...
  • Some operations have resumed at PPG Industries' glass manufacturing operation in Wichita Falls, Texas, after torrential rains caused flooding and closed the plant temporarily Aug. 19, according to a company release Sept. 2.Float glass line No. 1 and the magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition coater used to make energy-efficient, high-performance glass are operating fully. The tempering line is...
  • Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Sept. 2 release. "But Congress must act promptly to avert layoffs in power and highway construction." Simonson's comment followed the release of construction spending data from...
  • Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest...
  • A Rossford glass manufacturer was penalized by the Ohio EPA for failing to submit a risk management plan, authorities said.Pilkington North America must pay a $15,150 civil penalty for failing to submit a timely emergency plan for its automotive glass manufacturing facility at 140 Dixie Hwy., according to a Sept. 1 toledoblade.com report.
  • Wall-to-wall windows have become a signature of chic urban living, from Minneapolis to Miami. Home magazines and real-estate ads depict fashionable people in glass-walled towers lounging in front of endless views. But some residents say the reality can be less glamorous. Their windows often are streaked or spotty, even when washed regularly. The sun fades not just furniture but also kitchen...
  • Shares in laminated glass maker Asahi India Glass Ltd. reversed losses to jump 16.77 percent to 63 rupees [$1.4] after 5.82 million shares of the company, or 3.63 percent of the equity, changed hands in a block deal on the NSE.
  • Belarus’ Construction Ministry reported that the development of the domestic glass industry is a priority, with modernization of the construction materials industry to take place this year and in 2009, according to the Belta news agency Aug. 26. Georgia exported 4 tons of glass mirrors worth $69,000 in 2007. Georgia imported 19,881 tons of “float glass and surface ground or...
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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...