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  • ResearchInChina, the vertical portal for Chinese business intelligence, announced the release of a new report, "China Low-E Glass Industry Report, 2009." Details are available here. China is a big consumer of energy. Its construction energy consumption reaches 500 million tons of standard coal annually, accounting for 27 percent of the total; besides, it is still...
  • Bystronic glass has indicated that this year’s EU PVSEC conference and exhibition should lead to new orders being placed with company, which include its new module sealing technology for copper-indium-gallium-diselenide and cadmium telluride thin-film panels, according to an Oct. 12 PV-tech.org report.
  • The next Glass Performance Days China conference will be held in Beijing, June 2-3, 2010, according to an Oct. 12 release. Organized in conjunction with China Glass exhibition, GPD China will explore current hot topics on architectural glass and solar applications.The organizers of GPD China are now calling for papers. Abstracts for both theoretical and practical presentations should be submitted...
  • New York has been and continues to be the most populous and economically powerful city in the U.S. Its expansive global reach and political prowess has given it an edge over cities like Chicago and LA and now it is also hoping to get an edge in the green market and more specifically solar energy.Governor of New York, David Patterson is looking to cut down on greenhouse emissions and energy costs...
  • Across the USA, states are falling short of their goals to increase the use of renewable energy as Congress weighs a national renewable-energy standard.Thirty-five states have set goals to use more electricity from solar panels, windmills and other renewable forms of energy, according to a database funded by the Energy Department. There is no central clearinghouse of states' compliance records,...
  • The Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., in conjunction with Dr. Usha Haley of Harvard University, released a report, "Through China’s Looking Glass: Subsidies to the Chinese Glass Industry from 2004-2008," Oct. 8. Specific findings include:Since 2003, glass production in China has more than doubled. Concurrently, production capacity in China has doubled since 2003...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., elected Kevin McMahon to the office of chairman of the board.McMahon, president, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn., has been a supporter of the NGA for many years. He has been a member of the board since 2004. He took the office of chairman Oct. 1 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta. He...
  • Angola's minister of Industry, Joaquim David, has considered that the creation of Kikolo glass factory fills an existing gap in the country.According to the minister, who was speaking to ANGOP, this gap has been filled by imports, according to an Oct. 7 Agencia Angola Press report.
  • Reportlinker.com announced that a new market research report is available in its catalog.The market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth, according to the report. Both the automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. The real estate market is...
  • Two years ago Ron Crowl, president of Ohio-based FeneTech Inc., said that FeneTech would simply refuse to participate in the pending economic downturn, according to an Oct. 6 release. During GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Atlanta, FeneTech had a record number of visitors in its booth compared to previous years, which led the company to conclude and sign...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...