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  • 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.
  • Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, held the groundbreaking ceremony for its second float glass manufacturing facility at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, marking yet another milestone in the company’s endeavor to become the largest float glass manufacturer in the region, according to an Al Bawaba report Aug. 6.
  • The Lagunitas School District will open a solar facility this August. Solar Power Partners, Inc., Mill Valley, Calif.-based renewable energy company, developed the facility that will provide an estimated 65 percent of the school's annual power needs, according to a Solar Power release Aug. 6.The 58.52 kilowatt system at the Lagunitas School District will generate 86,000 kilowatt hours...
  • As part of its recovery programme, Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued, according to a July 30 company release.For productional and financial reasons, Tamglass Glass Processing will close its working machine and special automotive glass business.
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