Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Flabeg, [Germany,] global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, is opening a new production facility for solar mirrors which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new 209.00-square-foot manufacturing facility is erected in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport, according to an Oct. 29 Reuters report. 
  • The opening day of Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28, saw an increase in the number of visitors, according to an Oct. 29 release. The international glass trade show, at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition complex, Milan, continues through Oct. 31.Daily statistics show a 2.65 percent  rise in the number of visitors compared to the 2007 Vitrum show, for a total of 3,635 visitors,...
  • Alumco Group, the aluminum contractor, has announced that it has bagged a major contract in order to provide aluminum facades to Meena Plaza Project in Abu Dhabi.The contract secured by Alumco Group (UAE branch) will see the setting up of 36,000 square meters of curtain walls and glazing. Work on the four towers commenced in March 2008 and will be finalized by September 2010, according...
  • Vitro S.A.B. de C.V.,  one of the world's largest producers and distributors of glass products, today announced 3Q'09 unaudited results. Year-over-year consolidated net sales declined 36.9 percent affected by a 25 percent peso depreciation during last twelve months, lower volumes and the deconsolidation in December 2008 of Comegua - the Company's glass container venture in Central America....
  • Southwall Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., the worldwide innovator of energy-saving films and glass products, partnered with Milgard Windows, Tacoma, Wash., to incorporate Heat Mirror insulating glass into energy-saving windows used by Team California in the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth Solar Decathlon competition held in Washington, D.C. Southwall Insulating Glass, a joint...
  • Glaston Corp., Tampere, Finland, released its interim financial report, Jan. 1-Sept. 30, according to an Oct. 29 release.“The weakening of Glaston's markets appears to have stopped. No immediate improvement of the markets is evident, however, and no significant rise in the demand for glass processing machines is expected in the near future," said Arto Metsänen, president...
  • Solar power technology used in the Third World is a small, but critical, part of the solar industry, said Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the Solar Power International Conference that ran through Oct. 29 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. “Solar systems are acting...
  • Nearly all of the 33 speakers at the 37th International Rosenheim Window and Facade Conference were in agreement that the global restructuring of the economy into a sustainable and energy efficient system can only be achieved with innovative technology, according to an Oct. 28 release. The conference was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 27 countries who were greeted by Rosenheim’s Lord...
  • China's ancient capital Luoyang plans to relocate a large float glass factory to better protect imperial relics, local authorities said Wednesday.A total of 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) will be invested into the project, according to the Luoyang municipal government.China Luoyang Float Glass Co. Ltd, which was built in 1956 and covers an area of 53.3 hectares, is located at Jiuzhouchi relics,...
  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
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