Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Effective June 1, 2009, United Glass Corp. sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Louisville Plate Glass Co. to William A. Stone, former owner of LPG and one of the original founders of UGC, according to a June 12 release. LPG will continue to operate in its traditional marketplace with UGC maintaining a supplier relationship with LPG. Lawrence O’Connell, CEO, said the transaction was completed...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., announced it had submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in response to the Federal Register notice, dated April 10, 2009, 74 Fed. Reg. 16448, soliciting public comments on the proposed regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The 15-page...
  • In addition to manufacturing solar collectors, Schuco new thin-film photovoltaic modules now bring them closer to making building-integrated photovoltaics a permanent feature of building facades. Germany's Federal Minister of Economics Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg gave the official go-ahead for Malibu and Co KG's production plant to begin manufacturing novel solar thin-film modules in Sulzetal (...
  • SmartGlass International Ltd., a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc., has entered into an agreement with Research Frontiers to expand the geographic territory where it can offer its line of SPD-SmartGlass architectural products that includes windows, doors, solar shading screens, curtain walls, skylights and rooflites, according to a June 15 release. Under this agreement, SGI can now sell these...
  • The government has allowed the Vietnam Glass Association to set stricter construction glass import standards to protect struggling local companies.The move is expected to help prevent cheap and low quality glass products from entering the domestic market.Vietnam’s glass inventory had surged to 34 million square meters, or 42 percent of the total annual output of the industry, by the end of...
  • Following the installation of an LGT/I/1530 toughening furnace, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, England, has begun production of toughened safety glass, according to a May release.The furnace will enable the company to supply its sealed unit operation with all its toughened safety glass requirements, including hard and soft coat low-E glass, obscure patterns and self cleaning and solar...
  • Emirates Glass LLC, one of the leading processors of architectural flat glass in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has announced that the commissioning of its new AED 100 million glass coating line is progressing right on schedule and will be prepared to go online for the first time in August 2009, according to a June 14 Al Bawaba report.
  • A plaza outside Tacoma's Museum of Glass was closed after kids broke one of the glass tube sculptures nearly seven years ago. Tacoma has spent around $175,000 to rebuild the "Water Forest" plaza, which is scheduled to reopen this week.The plaza originally included 20 towering tubes of glass and bronze. Now they've been redesigned and rebuilt, with the top half made out of acrylic, a...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Worldwide Flat Glass Market Report: 2009 Edition" report to their offering.Market for flat glass has always been driven by the demand for building glass and automotive glass, which in turn depend on economic growth. Both automotive and construction sector have been impacted by the current global economic recession. Real estate...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program, has awarded GED Integrated Solutions Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio, the Production Engineering and Commercialization of Residential R-5 Highly Insulating Windows research and development grant, according to a June 11 release.The...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...