Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Ajiya Bhd will invest RM30mil in two new safety glass-processing plants in Malaysia and Thailand - RM10mil in a plant in Shah Alam and RM20mil in its Bangkok plant.Managing Director Chan Wah Kiang said the Shah Alam facility would start operation in the first quarter of next year, while the one in Bangkok should be ready a few months after that, according to an April 27 thestar.com report.
  • French construction materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Monday [April 26] said its unit Saint-Gobain Sekurit has signed a memorandum of understanding for a 50-50 joint venture with Turkish flat glass company Trakya Cam Sanayii AS, according to an April 26 report in The Wall Street Journal.
  • H.B. Fuller Co. [St. Paul, Minn.] announced today [April 26] that it will exit the polysulfide-based insulating glass sealant product line in Europe by the end of calendar year 2010.H.B. Fuller is a market leader in providing sealant solutions for the residential insulating glass market in the United States and has a growing presence in Asia. The company's leadership position is maintained...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature two full-day forums and two seminars. Highlights include:• 5th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, Sept. 14: A full day of interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, peer-to-peer sharing and networking.• 1st Annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, Sept. 15:...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced [April 21] that up to $28 million in funding is available to help states lower the cost and increase the availability of energy efficiency retrofits. These programs will reduce energy use and save money for families and businesses across the country.The funding opportunity, administered by DOE's State Energy Program, will also assist states in developing...
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules went into effect yesterday without the all-important “opt-out” provision demanded by the glass industry. Preservation of the opt-out provision in the final LRRP rule was a priority of the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.  “We are very disappointed in this decision, for...
  • The Component Modeling Approach Technical task group met during the Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s Spring Meeting, April 12-15, in New Orleans. There, Charlie Curcija, president, Carli Inc., Amherst, Mass., the developers of the Component Modeling Approach Software Tool, raised the need for rating and labeling of spandrel systems on buildings.Some participants...
  • As the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule takes effect, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., continues to express its concerns, according to an April 22 release. The association urges government officials to ensure the opt-out provision be allowed for homeowners without children under 6 or a pregnant woman living in...
  • The nation's buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption, according to a new green construction plan released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The plan outlines measures designed to stimulate demand for green construction projects, boost infrastructure capacity, and improve building...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its 23rd Annual Glass Expo on April 21 at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Seventy companies exhibited at the show, and 809 people attended. Last year, 73 companies exhibited and 815 people attended.Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., showed its high-performance, low-E coated products, the Satin Deco line and other specialty coated products...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...