Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced its Technical Publication TM-3100-09, Voluntary Guidelines for the Identification of Visual Obstructions in the Air Space of Insulating Glass Units. The publication provides advisory guidelines to assist in achieving long-term performance of sealed insulating glass units. These guidelines are intended for use by those who...
  • Investigators say a pane of glass that crashed onto a downtown street from a building under construction may have been cracked or an object could have flown into it.Kevin Griffiths, the city's chief building official, said the glass had been installed near the top of the Sky Tower building, an office and residential development, about two weeks ago.
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced today that the energy portion of the GANA Fall Conference, the @Glassnational Energy Seminars sponsored by Solar Glazing Magazine, will be broadcast live on GANA’s website.  The program features presentations by John Lewis of NFRC discussing the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson...
  • Sejal Architectural Glass Ltd., [India] one of the leading players in architectural glass solutions, today commenced operations in its newly set up Rs 588-crore float glass manufacturing plant here [Jhagadiya]. "This is India's first ever plant, which meets international standards. With the start of this venture, we expect the division to contribute 90 per cent to the company's topline...
  • Truseal Technologies Inc., Solon, Ohio, a Quanex Building Products Corp. company, announced an expanded cooperation agreement between Besten Equipment Co., Solon, and Billco Manufacturing, Zelienople, Pa., for sourcing Besten spacer processing equipment and other glass handling machinery needs, according to an Aug. 27 company release.“This relationship will take advantage of the combined...
  • Few states were immune from construction employment declines this July based on an analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found that 47 states saw declines in construction employment, while only two states saw increases and one saw no change in construction employment between July 2008 and July 2009."There aren't a...
  • Nearly a century ago, American engineer Frank Shuman erected five immense, trough-shaped mirrors in Meadi, Egypt. The parabolic reflectors directed sunlight onto a tube suspended above their 200-foot lengths. Water inside the tubes boiled and created steam. The steam powered a 65-horsepower engine, which pumped 6,000 gallons of water per minute from the Nile River to nearby cotton fields. It was...
  • Glass buildings are not suitable for Qatar and if at all they are built, architects should choose the right type of glass and coatings, experts have warned. The large number of glass buildings in Qatar absorb heat and spread it to their surroundings, said coastal and environmental geomorphologist Andrea Richmond, according to an Aug. 27 Gulf Times report.
  • Impurities in the glass may be the cause of panels falling from Brisbane [Australia] buildings, according to Lord Mayor Campbell Newman.Police closed off Eagle Street in the CBD this morning, after glass crashed to the street at Riparian Plaza.It is believed the glass was from part of the pool fencing on level 39 of the building, according to an Aug. 27 Brisbane Times report.
  • The benchmark Nikkei average fell 1.8 percent and the broader Topix dropped 1.7 percent on Thursday [Aug. 27].Nippon Sheet Glass slid 6.7 percent to 336 yen [$3.6] after Stuart Chambers said he will step down as chief executive of Nippon Sheet Glass to spend more time with his family, after a stint of a little more than a year as one of the few foreigners to head a Japanese firm.See related...
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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...