Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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 Bloomberg.com 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 MyIris.com.
  • 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 www.glasswebsite.com 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...
  • The Skylight Fall Protection Task Group met for the first time June 2 during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s National Summer Conference in Hershey, Pa., June 1-4. ...
  • AAMA started work on a new green rating system for fenestration products at its summer conference last week. The group also heard an update on DOE initiatives. ...
  • The value of new construction starts in April climbed 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $553.5 billion. ...
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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...
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