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  • 3S Swiss Solar Systems has partnered with Stebler Glashaus AG to present a new skylight for MegaSlate solar roofs. The new skylight is designed to better enable planners, architects and builders opportunities to aesthetically integrate photovoltaics into a building.The new window, specially developed for the 3S MegaSlate solar roof system, enables the window to be fitted for both an...
  • Ethiopia Hansom International Glass PLC for producing sheets of glass is scheduled to be inaugurated tomorrow, two years after its construction started. It is equipped with complete machinery imported from China.Covering an area of 114,607 square meters, the factory, which has already started trial production, has the capacity to produce 42,000 tons of glass a year. It also recycles used and...
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 251.6, or 2.8 percent, to 9,290.29 as of the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT) climbed 9.4 percent to 674 yen, the highest since Oct. 15. The glassmaker was lifted to “buy” from “neutral” by...
  • Fenzi’s focus on environmental protection has been reiterated with Thiover, the new generation sealant that helps earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design credits and to certify buildings in compliance with the American green building rating system, according to a May 18 release. The polysulphide sealant specifically designed for insulating glass, fully complies with the...
  • An 8-year-old girl fell 30 feet through a skylight of a Brooklyn rooftop playground, but miraculously suffered only a broken arm and leg, authorities said.The accident happened as the girl, who attends Beis Ruchel D'Satmar Girls School at 1415 54th St. in Borough Park, was heading to a staircase. She wanted to go down to the street to retrieve a ball that had fallen off the roof at 3:30 p.m.,...
  • Emirates Glass, [Dubai, U.A.E.] in association with LumiGlass Industries and Saudi American Glass Co., has signed a Dhs20m agreement with Emirates Float Glass to buy 20 percent of EFG's total glass production, reported Gulf News. Under the agreement, EGL and its sister companies will collectively purchase 100,000 square meters of glass from EFG every month, according to a May 18 AME...
  • The nation's industrial production fell in April by the smallest amount in six months, fresh evidence that the pace of the economy's decline is slowing.Output by U.S. factories, mines and utilities fell by 0.5 percent last month, after revised declines of 1.7 percent in March and 1 percent in February, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Analysts expected a drop of 0.6 percent in April.Still, the...
  • AGC Solar, will take part in Intersolar, the world's largest solar technology trade fair, 27-29 May in Munich, to show its solar products and technologies, according to a May 15 release. The focus of the show is innovative technology expressed in various types of value-added glass for solar applications all over the world.The AGC Solar range covers three main applications: photovoltaic...
  • A range of Kawneer architectural aluminum products contribute to the “green” campus of the newly constructed $625 million Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, according to a May 12 Alcoa release. The facility incorporates Kawneer products that maximize daylighting and thermal performance, including curtain wall, sunshades and thermally broken windows and doors.Kawneer...
  • At the recent American Institute for Architects exhibition in San Francisco, Guardian Industries Corp. reported it is gearing up to introduce its vacuum insulating glass, or VIG, in late 2010.  It is working with a consortium of companies, including material and equipment suppliers and window manufacturers, including Jeld-Wen, to launch what Scott Thomsen, chief technology office, calls...
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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....