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  • The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries. Besana Italy introduced a double-edger with multi spindles, SQ10 T, that got much attention, said Brian Martineau, sales agent, Besana Lovati, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. “The edge of the glass preparation is important to the solar industry, because if there are any...
  • New construction starts fell 5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $529.9 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Decreased activity was reported for both nonresidential building and nonbuilding construction, while residential building managed a slight gain from a low amount.Through the first nine months of 2008, total...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogIngo Hagemann, architect and consultant, Hagemann Architects & BIPV Consultants, Germany, presented Architecture and Photovoltaics, Oct. 23, at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany.“Photovoltaic is a booming industry, with a growth rate of 10 percent,” Hagemann said. “The question is, do...
  • Guardian Goole, England, held an event today to announce the addition of its new state-of-the-art laminating line and the “Glass Room,” an onsite meeting and training center. The laminating line will allow the glass manufacturing plant to create new jobs and provide glass with enhanced performance capabilities.Total investment for the line is more than $7.5 million. Local business and...
  • Tumbling U.S. economy has little effect on show

  • Today at the glasstec 2008 exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, the Saflex unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, Mo., announced that 1 million square meters of Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayers have been produced and shipped for commercial sale from the recently completed Third Extrusion Line located at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. This start-up marks a significant milestone for the business, which...
  • Both companies bundle their expertise in production facilities for thin-film solar cellsBystronic glass and the Laser Processing Systems business unit of Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division bundle their expertise in production facilities for thin-film solar cells. The corresponding cooperation agreement was signed at the glasstec 2008 trade fair in Düsseldorf yesterday...
  • New booklet provides comprehensive, unbiased overview of  IG Certification process and proceduresRelated news:VIDEO: IG certification at a glance Do you know enough about insulating glass certification? According to some industry experts, you should make sure you do.From glassblog.Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, a world leader in high-performance products for the fenestration industry,...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogThe National Glass Association, McLean Va., and Messe Dusseldorf North America, Chicago, formed an initiative to bring “global technology” to GlassBuild America, association officials said at a meeting, Oct. 22, at glasstec.“The global technology is what’s missing at GBA,” said...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogGlaston, Finland, hosted a meeting on the second day of glasstec, Oct. 22. Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO, opened with a team introduction: Paolo Ceni, senior vice president, Pre-processing Business Area; Topi Saarenhovi, senior vice president, Heat Treatment Business Area; Günter Befort, senior...
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