Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Southwall Technologies Inc. announced second quarter 2008 revenue of $13.7 million, up 29.5 percent from $10.6 million in the first quarter of 2008 and up about 48 percent from 2007 second quarter revenues of $9.3 million. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher sales of automotive and window film products, which offset the decline in plasma display revenues,...
  • Van Huët Glass Logistics in Tiel (the Netherlands) has added the unique MaXi-Trailer concept for glass transport to the market. This will to a large extent begin to replace the traditional inloader, according to a PR-inside.com article Aug. 12. 
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. said Monday that group net profit declined 41 percent on the year to 27.8 billion yen ($253.1 million) for the three months ended June 30, as its margins deteriorated at home and abroad because of the global economic slowdown and higher crude oil prices, according to a TradingMarkets.com report Aug. 11. function pr_swfver(){ var osf,osfd,i,axo=1,v=0,nv=navigator; if(nv....
  • Council leaders have rubberstamped plans for a £20 million [$38.3 million] hotel complex that will serve as a gateway to the city.The eight-storey glass building, on the corner of Corporation Street and Ringway, will house a 126-room hotel and 52 apartments, overlooking a central courtyard with shops, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, according to a report in The Citizen Aug. 12.
  • As part of its recovery program, Finnish Glaston Corp.'s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing is restructuring its activities. A proposal for the ensuing co-operation negotiations has been issued July 30.“No decisions have been made so far,” says Mika Seitovirta, president and CEO. “The plan is to re-organize the business of Glaston’s subsidiary Tamglass Glass Processing....
  • With a roof area the size of 20 football pitches, the vast Beijing South Railway Station is the largest station in Asia and a core Olympic project which opens next week. Home to new high speed rail lines between Olympic venues, the station is China’s largest and embodies innovative architecture and rigorous design. It is designed for an annual passenger turnover of 105 million by the year...
  • The production of sand for use in glass manufacture in Poland in 2007 totalled 2.27 million tons, as compared with 1.52 million tons in 2006 and 1.59 million tons in 2005, according to a July 31 report from Poland’s Central Statistical Office.The production of “sheets of float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, but not otherwise worked” in Poland in 2007...
  • Trade Price Conservatories have announced the availability of Pilkington Activ self cleaning glass throughout their conservatory product range.Pilkington Activ, the world's first self cleaning glass uses the forces of nature to maintain its clear appearance without leaving unsightly streaks. In a dual-action process organic dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain, thus...
  • Pangaea Ventures Ltd. announced today that Asahi Glass, Umicore and Bekaert have invested in Pangaea Ventures Fund II, LP. These strategic Limited Partners join existing strategic investors BASF Venture Capital, Solvay, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho America. The fund is focused on cleantech and advanced materials and has closed with US$32 million in commitments, according to a...
  • A man suffered a suspected broken pelvis after he fell 30 feet through a skylight.Police said the 24-year-old crashed onto the basement floor of Hatters Hostel on Newton Street, Manchester city centre, around 11.45 p.m. yesterday, according to a Manchester Evening News report Aug. 6. 
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  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...
  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...