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  • After its downturn in 2006, China glass industry turned to the better in 2007 and the relationship of supply and demand improved significantly. The prosperity of glass industry in 2007 continued in the first half of 2008, with a fast growth rate. Production capacity kept increasing but the competition became fiercer. The market has grown saturated and the grow rate slows down. It is still the...
  • Despite the abysmal economy in the United States, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement compared to glasstec 2006, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases...
  • In addition to decorative glass booths that look like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sand-blasted and more--surround the glass technology symposium area at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany. Exhibits in the area include a glass bridge, a glass table with a Porsche sitting on it; a glass bench with circular bottom prints; LED displays;...
  • "The market situation weakened significantly during the third quarter and in the last week of September we lowered our operating profit forecast for 2008," President and CEO Mika Seitovirta said in the company's interim report, released Oct. 24. "Demand for the Group's products in the Middle East and South America, however, continues to be strong. Demand in the One-Stop-Partner and...
  • The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries. Besana Italy introduced a double-edger with multi spindles, SQ10 T, that got much attention, said Brian Martineau, sales agent, Besana Lovati, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. “The edge of the glass preparation is important to the solar industry, because if there are any...
  • New construction starts fell 5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $529.9 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York. Decreased activity was reported for both nonresidential building and nonbuilding construction, while residential building managed a slight gain from a low amount.Through the first nine months of 2008, total...
  • Related news:Full coverage from glasstecThe glasstec supernova also twinklesFrom glassblogIngo Hagemann, architect and consultant, Hagemann Architects & BIPV Consultants, Germany, presented Architecture and Photovoltaics, Oct. 23, at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany.“Photovoltaic is a booming industry, with a growth rate of 10 percent,” Hagemann said. “The question is, do...
  • Guardian Goole, England, held an event today to announce the addition of its new state-of-the-art laminating line and the “Glass Room,” an onsite meeting and training center. The laminating line will allow the glass manufacturing plant to create new jobs and provide glass with enhanced performance capabilities.Total investment for the line is more than $7.5 million. Local business and...
  • Tumbling U.S. economy has little effect on show

  • Today at the glasstec 2008 exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, the Saflex unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, Mo., announced that 1 million square meters of Saflex polyvinyl butyral interlayers have been produced and shipped for commercial sale from the recently completed Third Extrusion Line located at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. This start-up marks a significant milestone for the business, which...
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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...