Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Turkey exported glass and glass products worth $887 million in the first 10 months of this year, as compared with $681 million in the same period in 2007, according to a Dec. 1 report from Turkey’s State Statistics Institute. Turkish imports of the same types of commodities in the January to October period this year were worth $521 million, as against $508 million in the corresponding...
  • Butterfly wings could be used to develop new self-cleaning windows, scientists said.French researchers have developed a technique for replicating the microscopic surface of the insects' wings, which repel water and dirt.
  • Companies seeking to take First Solar's place at the top of the thin-film solar panel market won't have an easy time of it – even if investors are hungry to find such a contender.The Phoenix-based maker of cadmium-telluride panels has driven its production costs to as low as $1.08 per watt in the third quarter of 2008, down from $1.18 in the previous quarter and $1.23 in 2007.
  • PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will discontinue the PRC insulating glass sealants business, according to a Dec. 2 company release. Officials cited declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision.Production would cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs...
  • Effective today, Charles F. Kahle II, vice president, coatings research and development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, is taking on additional responsibility as chief technology officer for PPG, according to a Dec. 2 company release.Kahle will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch and join PPG’s operating committee in his new combined role. He will continue to...
  • Construction spending fell 1.2 percent from September to October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.07 trillion, the Census Bureau reported today. However, Census bumped up its estimates for September and August by more than $20 billion (2 percent) each, enough to improve the estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product. Private residential spending in October was down 3.5...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., and the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., have entered into a groundbreaking initiative in which the organizations will work together to re-purpose GANA's Fabrication, Erection and Glazing Hours Manual for online training to be offered exclusively on MyGlassClass.com. In addition to supplementing the content already available on the NGA...
  • The producer price index for finished goods had a record single-month drop in October: 2.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted (-2.8 percent, seasonally adjusted), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday, although the index still rose 3.7 percent over 12 months. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, which is a weighted average of materials used in every type of...
  • Officials at the Vietnam Glass Association, or Vieglass, has asked the Vietnamese prime minister to increase Vietnam’s import duty on construction glass to 20 percent from the current 5 percent, according to a Nov. 21 report from Vietnamese News Agency. “[Vieglass] said that domestically-produced glass is losing market share to glass imported from ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, announced theavailability of two new publications; the IGMA 25-Year Field Correlation StudyReport and the IGMAC Glass Design Software Program for the Canadian market, according to a Nov. 26 IGMA release.The 25-Year Field Correlation Study Report includes results from the 10-, 15- and 25-yearmarks, includes all climatic zones,...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...