Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • To mark the start of its float glass line 10 years ago, the addition of a laminating line five years ago, and the recent launch of a new coating line, Guardian Industries UK is hosting a triple anniversary celebration, June 11, at its float plant in Goole, East Yorkshire. The event will feature a keynote speech from Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian's Global Flat Glass Division. 
  • Scott Thomsen, president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group, will give the opening speech at Glass Performance Days Finland, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere. Guardian technologists and scientists, including Brent Boyce from the company’s Science & Technology Center and Marcus Frank from Guardian Europe, will also present at the conference.GPD 2013 will focus on glass...
  • MGS Distributing, a national supplier of glass, metal and sealant products, opened a 110,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Des Moines, Iowa, and hosted a grand opening open house April 25-26 to celebrate. The open house featured a tour of the facility, product representatives, demonstrations and training. The new facility serves as the company's main hub for production and distribution. MGS...
  • The final program for Glass Performance Days Finland 2013, taking place June 11-15 in Tampere, is now available. The theme of this year's event will be "glass performance, design and sustainability."Among the workshops to be held is GPD's Coating Technology and Applications session, which will feature presentations on the latest in coating materials, process and equipment technology. According to...
  • When the glass industry comes to Greenbelt, Md., in mid-April every year for the Glass Expo, the consensus is, "it's always a great show!" This year was no different for the April 17 regional trade show hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, a strong chapter organization of the National Glass Association. This year's event attracted more than 75 suppliers from across the country and...
  • glasstec 2014 will take place Oct. 21-24, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exhibitor applications will be available online beginning June 2013. The event will once again run concurrently with solarpeq, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment.For further information on visiting or exhibiting at glasstec 2014, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America.
  • Glass Performance Days China 2013 will be held May 22-23 at the Kunlun Hotel in Beijing. Session topics will include glass manufacturing, architectural challenges and solutions, solar glass and energy efficiency, trends and standards. GPD Finland 2013, which will be held June 13-15, will showcase architectural and solar glass. The program includes 200 paper presentations by international industry...
  • Since the 1940s, the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., has served as a place of inspiration and education across creative disciplines. A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it will host the 2013 Conversations in Context beginning this May, supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.During Conversations in Context, visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening...
  • The 26th Annual Glass Expo, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will take place April 17, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. The table-top show is the only glass exposition in the Washington, D.C., area that features the latest products and services related to architectural glass and glazing, automotive glass and repair, curtain wall and storefront...
  • The third Glasspex India, the international exhibition for glass production, processing and products, was held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, March 20-22, 2013. The event has become the glass industry’s leading trade fair for the Indian market, according to show organizer Messe Düsseldorf. “India is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, and the glass industry is a...
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