Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The global financial and economic crisis has left its mark on the glass industry worldwide, according to a Dec. 3  Messe Düsseldorf North America release. In particular, the flat glass industry, which is heavily dependent on the construction and automotive markets, has had to deal with considerable sales declines in 2009. An example of the trend on an international level is the...
  • Glass Performance Days will launch in South America, according to a Dec. 1 release. The first GPD South America will be held May 6-7, 2010. GPD has teamed up with the organizers of the Glass South America trade fair, the Nürnberg Messe, for this pilot conference.The GPD organization also is gearing up for a continuation of its successful traditions in both China and Finland. GPD China is...
  • Well, the 2009 Fall Membership Meeting has now come to a close, and as always I find myself amazed and appreciative of all the hard work and dedication put forth by everyone involved. As usual, many of the debates over the past week were very spirited. I know that in some ways this can be a source of frustration, but as I’ve stated in the past I take this as a sign of a truly healthy and...
  • Glass Performance Days will organize the first edition of GPD in South America in concurrence with Glass South America 2010 trade fair in Sao Paolo, Brazil, according to a Nov. 23 release. GPD SAME will be held May 6-7, 2010.The fast growth in South America offers many new possibilities to the glass industry including suppliers and designers. The first GPD SAME event will focus on new glass...
  • The first day of the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting wrapped up, Nov. 16, with a presentation on Building Information Modeling interoperability, fenestration, and the NFRC process.“BIM is becoming more common,” explained Charlie Curcija, of CARLI, Inc., “but we need to understand how we can benefit from that.”At this time, NFRC doesn’t have any BIM–enabled...
  • Photo galleriesGreenbuild 2009 gallery oneGreenbuild 2009 gallery twoGreenbuild 2009 gallery threeOf the more than 1,000 exhibitors at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Nov. 11-13, about 35 companies were in the glass products business and almost 60 in the door, window or skylight business, according to the conference catalog. Officials from exhibiting glass industry...
  • NFRC's 2009 Fall Membership Meeting kicked off bright and early this morning [Nov. 16] in San Antonio with the NFRC new member orientation.First-time attendees, new members and others heard about the NFRC’s programs and processes.“If I have one piece of advice for first-timers, it’s don’t be shy,” said Joe Hayden, chair of the NFRC board of directors and senior...
  • The number of visitors at Vitrum, Oct. 28-31, Milan, and especially at the Glass Alliance stand--an international network whose members include Fenzi, Alu Pro and Rolltech and that produces and markets worldwide all the industrial equipment for IG production--exceeded forecasts, according to a Nov. 16 release. The attendance was higher than at the previous exhibition in 2007.The many meetings at...
  • The event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment will host more exhibitors than previously. Almost 1,000 exhibitors will be showcasing their products at Ecobuild.Companies such as Rockwool, Sika, Dimplex, Finnforest, Schueco, Interface, Rehau, ACO Technologies, Kohler Mira and CEMEX will be present as well as small new businesses offering prototype solution, according...
  • Nancy Sutley, chair for council on environmental quality for the White House and President Obama’s principal environmental adviser, provided an update on the President’s achievements in changing energy and environmental policies since he took office, and outlined future plans during the closing plenary for the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 13, in Phoenix.One...
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