Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • During the Codes Working Group meeting June 1 at the AAMA Summer Conference, Julie Ruth, P.E., consultant to American Architectural Manufacturers Association, based in Schaumburg, Ill., provided an update on AAMA’s activities in the 2009/2010 code change cycle for the International Code Council, Washington, D.C.AAMA is bringing several code change proposals forward during the cycle...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., has released AAMA 109-09, a guide to be used within AAMA’s Certification Program for the certification of polymeric profiles.The 18-page document is titled Procedural Guide for the AAMA Fenestration Exterior Profile Certification Program.
  • In April, seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and rose in six states, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 22. Compared to April 2008, nonfarm employment decreased in 48 states and increased slightly in North Dakota, 0.6 percent; D.C., 0.1 percent; and North Dakota, less than 0.1 percent. according to a May 29 AGC report.
  • The Australian glass industry is ploughing on into the 21st century with the production of low-E glass, now manufactured after a major technology upgrade at the Viridian glass-making plant in Victoria.Following the successful commencement of glassmaking in October 2008, the final stage of the technology upgrade is the implementation of a chemical vapor deposition coater.This ensures that energy...
  • News of a potentially interesting development in North Africa has emerged, where the Azizia Glass Manufacturing Company has opened its new glass processing factory in Libya.Opened on May 20, 2009, the factory has installed and commissioned the latest state-of-the-art computerized glass processing technology, to meet the large demand for specialist glass requirements.gasworld understands that a...
  • Land allotment for the ambitious Rs 1,000 crore Saint-Gobain greenfield float glass making plant slated to come up in Bhiwadi [India] has been completed. If the state industries department is to be believed the project will take off in three months' time. However, head finance T Bhaskaran, Saint-Gobain India, refused to specify a date for the beginning of the plant and said, "We have...
  • Lawrence D. Carbary, construction industry scientist for Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., will discuss glazing methods for long-term energy savings and sustainability on June 5 in a free web seminar organized by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan..“Concerns over energy usage, carbon emissions and global warming in the developed world have risen steadily over the past few years...
  • Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. introduces an acid etch process that meets or exceeds all AAMA 611 specifications to its aluminum anodizing services, according to a May 27 release. The acid etch process is more environmentally friendly and yields better color consistency than traditional caustic soda etch.Acid etched aluminum is expected to better meet the needs of SAF’s...
  • Construction expenditures in China are forecast to grow 8.1 percent annually in real terms through 2013, a deceleration from the 2003-2008 period, according to a May 27 Freedonia release. In the short term, construction activity will benefit from government spending packages designed to offset the effects of the global economic downturn. Stimulus measures include the construction of affordable...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released its 23rd Glass Informational Bulletin, a series of educational documents available to the industry as a free download on its Web site, according to a May 26 release. Titled Blast Mitigating Glazing, the GIB looks at various tests and standards in the industry for laminated glazing applications constructed to mitigate the hazards...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • 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...