Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Glassmaker Pilkington is to cut another 90 jobs in the region as it continues to make massive cost savings.The firm yesterday confirmed it is looking to make more than one in six of its employees redundant at its European Technical Centre in Lathom [England], near Ormskirk, as part of a global restructuring process.The company has been hit hard by the global downturn as a knock-on effect of the...
  • A new exterior film for glass has been developed which can be seen by birds but not humans. It could be used to help prevent the needless deaths of billions of birds which collide with windows annually.As reported by The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, and discovered by researcher Daniel Klem Jr., the best window covering for the job was an exterior film with evenly spaced ultraviolet UV-...
  • Imagine 300,000 pieces of finely cut colored glass carefully placed together to create intricate designs. The sight will amaze any beholder.And it exists at the Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple, known as the country’s first glass temple that is taking shape along Jalan Tebrau [Malaysia].
  • Asahi Glass Co., Japan, is expected to report a group operating profit of around 2-4 billion yen ($21.43 million to $42.87 million) for the six months ended June 30 amid a recovery in glass for LCD TVs, beating its earlier forecast of just breaking even. Sales apparently sank 34 percent on the year to around 510 billion yen, but this exceeded Asahi Glass's projection by some 10 billion yen,...
  • The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment has named its top 10 green building projects for 2009 and four of them are glazed with architectural glass made by PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, according to a July 13 PPG release.• The Chartwell School in Seaside, Calif., features Solarban 60 solar control, low-E glass. North-facing windows and clerestories, along with...
  • The Fenzi Group, Milan, will showcase several innovations at Vitrum 2009, Oct. 28-31, Milan, according to a July 15 release.In the stand dedicated to Glass Alliance--an international network that Fenzi belongs to and that produces and distributes worldwide items necessary for industrial production of insulating glass units--trade professionals can take a close-up view of state-of-the-...
  • Pointing to the Web site of the Environmental Defense Fund, which includes lists of companies that the group suggests would benefit from passage of cap and trade legislation, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association sent out an alert to members last week urging them to make their positions on the legislation known to their representatives.The Web site includes state maps that...
  • The producer price index for finished goods jumped 1.8 percent in June, seasonally adjusted (1.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted), but was still down 4.6 percent from the June 2008 level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [July 14]. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of materials used in all types of construction plus items consumed by contractors (such...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital interlayer technology to Sharda Glass Ltd., West Drayton, United Kingdom, according to a July 14 DuPont release. Established in 2006 by Neil Sharda, Sharda Glass specializes in the production of high-performance structural and architectural glass products.The agreement allows Sharda Glass to produce and...
  • The New York City Police Department released a 100-page book, "Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings," to assist the New York City building community in preventing and mitigating the effects of a terrorist attack on a building. The study also creates a three-tier system designed to categorize buildings based on risk, according to a July 13 Protective Glazing...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...