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  • Nippon Sheet Glass, a major Japanese maker of sheet glass, said on Thursday it will book a special loss of 8.9 billion yen ($94 million) in the fiscal half just ended due to a fine imposed for a unit's role in a cartel in Europe.
  • CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and the world's leading producer of automotive, residential, and commercial window films, today announced its plans to introduce several innovative marketing tools and industry-leading products for window film dealers at the Specialty Equipment Makers Association trade show (booth 11813), Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. In...
  • "Nonresidential construction is on the verge of a potentially long slide," warned Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C., in a Nov. 3 Data DIGest article. Simonson's comments followed reports from the Census Bureau on construction spending in September and the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, D.C., on third...
  • Global market for soda ash is projected to reach 49 million metric tons by 2012, reflecting a CAGR of 3.56 percent for the period 2008-2012. Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as fastest growing market for soda ash with an estimated 17.2 million metric tons in 2008. Soda ash is primarily used in the manufacture of glass bottles and other glass containers. It also finds use in the...
  • Ohio general contractor Brian Burgett today told members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to recommend to the full House economic stimulus activities that would have an immediate positive impact on economic activity, according to release from the Associated General Contractors of America, Oct. 28."An infusion of federal infrastructure...
  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
  • H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, officially inaugurated the new $150 million float glass plant of Guardian RAK at a function held at Al Jazeera Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah.The Guardian RAK plant, which began full production in September 2007, produces 700 tonnes of glass per day, used in automotive, commercial, residential and furniture...
  • 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...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced today that it has received an Employment and Training Fund Macro Grant contract from the state of Hawaii to provide training programs in both the auto glass and flat/architectural glass sectors.

  • 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...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....