Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell for the 11th straight day July 3, according to a same-day Associated Press report. Glass, iron and steel companies have been hit the hardest, with Nippon Sheet Glass falling 4.84 percent, and Asahi Glass Co. falling 4.44 percent, according to the article.
  • Leading Japanese glassmaker Asahi Glass Co. will change its name to AGC in the future, company President Kazuhiko Ishimura said July 1. The company united its group brands under AGC last September on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, according to a July 2 article from
  • A County Down glass company has had to lay off more than half of its workforce. Staff at Toughglass in Kilkeel have been told that about 60 staff are to be made redundant, according to a July 2 BBC News report.
  • Like so many commercial building products, the glass floor is popping up more often in homes. "It's the hottest product I manufacture," says Artwork in Architectural Glass Studios owner Tim Czechowski, according to a July 3 Los Angeles Times article. Read a related, same-day Los Angeles Times article about the glass floors in a Venice, Calif., home-studio.
  • Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, Mo., a leading PVB interlayer manufacturer, has developed Saflex SilentGlass Technology to block noise. It combines three interlayers designed to decouple and disseminate sound waves for state-of-the-art sound dampening performance, according to a July 1 company release.
  • Asahi Glass Co., Asia's biggest maker of the material, said it may increase prices for construction glass by a “single-digit” percent in the United States and Europe to cope with higher fuel and raw material costs, according to a July 1 report.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass, a Mumbai-based company engaged in the business of processing glass, after listing at a premium of 13.04 percent, settled at a substantial discount of 29.35 percent today, according to a July 1 article from
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill., debuted its Green Building Survey at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, June 25-27, San Francisco, according to a June 30 AAMA release. “We believe AAMA member products are essential elements in green buildings, homes and interiors spaces, but we need to learn more about the beliefs of builders, contractors and others in...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., released the 2008 edition of the GANA Tempering Division’s Engineering Standards Manual, according to a June 30 GANA release. The manual includes current technology and standards for heat-strengthened and fully tempered glass products. Visit for more information.
  • When Northwest Industries built a glass fabrication plant in Yuma in 2005, it had expansions in mind. The company just hadn´t expected to need the extra space so quickly.If there is an economic slowdown, you can´t tell it at the plant that began operations in December 2005. Production is at full speed, with three shifts working around the clock, according to a July 19 Glass Global...
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