Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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...
  • Cambridge, Ohio-based Edgetech’s regional sales manager, Jim Plavecsky, will once again present at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Architects of a Better Mind on Sept. 30.  The seminar will be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America : The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.Architects of a Better Mind is an...
  • A new low-iron patterned glass furnace with a daily capacity of 500 tons, or 393,000 square feet per day, started on Aug. 23 at the Wuhu plant of Xinyi Glass, according to an Aug. 26 company release.In addition, the existing furnace at the plant, with a daily capacity of 300 tons or 236,000 square feet per day, produces Sol-Clear patterned solar glass. That furnace has been in...
  • The U.K. double glazing industry is seeing a steady uptake in the development of more energy efficient uPVC windows since the introduction of the new window ratings system by the British Fenestration Rating Council.The BFRC Scheme is the U.K.'s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognized within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your...
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  • 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...
  • 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...