Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The value of nonresidential construction starts jumped 16 percent in May (not seasonally adjusted) but was down 6.2 percent for the first five months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, Reed Construction Data reported on Thursday [June 11], based on its own compilation of starts. Chief Economist Jim Haughey commented, "However, May starts were 20 percent ...
  • "I believe that over the next five years, the development of a green energy economy can drive this nation’s comeback," said Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell this past week as he delivered a keynote address to leaders of the solar energy industry. PV America was hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from June 8-10, and featured a technical conference, trade show, and public...
  • Biesse Canada and Intermac Canada will soon complete their move into a brand new Canadian headquarters in Mirabel, QC, north-west of Montreal via Highway 15, exit 31, according to a June 15 release.Construction began in October 2008, and the new 25,000-square foot structure contains nearly 6,000 square feet of space dedicated for offices and meeting and training rooms. A number of green building...
  • Hindustan National Glass & Industries Ltd. plans to launch an integrated float glass project in the state of Gujarat. The company has invited nine agencies to present their ideas for HNGIL’s latest project ‘HNG Float Glass Limited’. The estimated account size of the business is in the range of Rs 20 crore, according to a June 16 exchange4media.com report.
  • AAMA 520-09, a voluntary specification for windows, doors and unit skylights has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., according to a June 12 release.  The publication, titled Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights provides an optional rating of the ability of...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced it had submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Federal Register notice, dated April 10, 2009, 74 Fed. Reg. 16448, soliciting public comments on the proposed regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The 15-page...
  • In addition to manufacturing solar collectors, Schuco new thin-film photovoltaic modules now bring them closer to making building-integrated photovoltaics a permanent feature of building facades. Germany's Federal Minister of Economics Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg gave the official go-ahead for Malibu and Co KG's production plant to begin manufacturing novel solar thin-film modules in Sulzetal (...
  • SmartGlass International Ltd., a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc., has entered into an agreement with Research Frontiers to expand the geographic territory where it can offer its line of SPD-SmartGlass architectural products that includes windows, doors, solar shading screens, curtain walls, skylights and rooflites, according to a June 15 release. Under this agreement, SGI can now sell these...
  • The government has allowed the Vietnam Glass Association to set stricter construction glass import standards to protect struggling local companies.The move is expected to help prevent cheap and low quality glass products from entering the domestic market.Vietnam’s glass inventory had surged to 34 million square meters, or 42 percent of the total annual output of the industry, by the end of...
  • Following the installation of an LGT/I/1530 toughening furnace, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, England, has begun production of toughened safety glass, according to a May release.The furnace will enable the company to supply its sealed unit operation with all its toughened safety glass requirements, including hard and soft coat low-E glass, obscure patterns and self cleaning and solar...
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  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • 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...