Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has reported major advances in solar mirror development for concentrated solar power applications, including improvements in solar mirror reflectance performance of up to 1 percent after heat treatment; production of flat solar mirrors as large as approximately 89 x 126 inches on standard production equipment; and formulation of a lead-free encapsulant that prevents...
  • It’s no secret that buildings can be energy hogs, and putting them on a power diet is quicker and cheaper than reducing green house gas emissions via solar panels. One of the latest investments in this space is coming from none other than Uncle Sam, and the Department of Energy announced today that it is putting more than 76 million into 58 building efficiency projects.With money from the...
  • Construction employment declined in 25 states between April and May and in 45 states between May 2009 and 2010, according to a new analysis of federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment will remain weak despite the short–term stimulus while private, state and local demand for construction remains depressed, association officials...
  • As output exceeded levels before the economic crisis depressed demand, global steel production surged 29% in May from the level in May 2009, the World Steel Association said on June 21.The 66 countries belonging to the trade body saw production reach 124 million metric tons in May, up from 96 million in May 2009 as the world economy was just beginning to emerge from crisis, according to a June 21...
  • McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry is in the process of transferring the Cradle to Cradle Certification system to the Green Products Innovation Institute, a recently formed, California-based nonprofit organization. In a high-profile news conference at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on May 20, 2010, William McDonough was joined by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Global Green...
  • In addition to the exhibits, glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing, Products, will offer a high-quality comprehensive supporting program geared specifically toward architects, construction engineers, façade designers and related professions, according to a June 21 release.The glasstec special show “glass technology live” with the motto “Energy...
  • Felix Gora (55) of Cranborne Harare [Zimbabwe], is currently building an enormous house entirely from glass.His innovation has set tongues wagging, with people saying he should not even think of throwing stones.Gora has transformed his seven-roomed house into a majestic work of glass art covering all the house’s interior and exterior walls. He attributes this craftsmanship to his desire for...
  • Price increases on tinted and coated float glass products go into effect this month as primary float manufacturers look to pass on increased operational costs. Pilkington North America, Toledo; PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; and Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; recently announced price hikes, citing increased material, transportation and labor costs as reasons behind the increase...
  • Asahi Glass Co., Japan, has named four new executives to positions in AGC Glass Co. North America, Alpharetta, Ga. The new officers are Marehisa Ishiko, president and chief executive officer, succeeding Brad Kitterman; Kenzo Moriyama, executive vice president of strategic planning; Kazu Sako, senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Ryne Van Gorp; and Mike Vigna, vice...
  • A $30 billion government fund would be available to community banks to increase lending to small businesses under a bill passed by the House Thursday [June 17] as congressional Democrats tried to revive their election-year jobs agenda.House Democrats projected that banks would use the fund to leverage up to $300 billion in loans to small businesses, helping to loosen tight credit markets....
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...