Latest News in Fabrication

  • Solutia Inc., St. Louis, today announced that it is optimizing and expanding its Saflexpolyvinyl butyral interlayer manufacturing capacity in South America as part of its strategic plan to continue serving as a leading supplier of PVB technology into the region's architectural and automotive glass markets, according to a July 22 release.Read the full release.
  • District 833 officials are considering using laminated glass in new security doors being installed at Pine Hill, Hillside and Pullman elementary schools [in Minn.].The move is in response to an incident at Hastings Middle School in April where a student with a gun was able to easily shatter the tempered glass in classroom windows and access classrooms, and proposed legislation requiring districts...
  • Super Duper Glass will locate its new facility in Marion County, the S.C. Department of Commerce and Marion County officials announced Thursday [July 22].Super Duper Glass will conduct research and development in oversize flat glass and fitting for the architectural market. The company expects to begin operations at the Marion facility in the first quarter of 2011, according to a July 22 SCnow....
  • Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the China Glass Manufacturing Industry Profile - CIC314 report to its offering. function google_ad_request_done(google_ads) { if (google_ads.length < 1 ) return; document.write(""); document.write(""); if (google_info.feedback_url) { document.write("Ads by Google"); } else { document.write...
  • Construction of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts [Kansas City, Mo.] this week entered an important phase with the installation of the first of nearly 1,400 exterior glass panels.The glass will form the dramatic transparent canopy enclosing the southern face of the arts center and what will be its four-story-tall grand lobby, according to a July 22 KansasCity.com report. 
  • Greenbelt, Md.-based National Fenestration Rating Council’s inaugural Virtual Committee Week Meeting drew to a close this afternoon [July 21] with the board of directors meeting.Chairs from the Research and Technology, Technical, and Ratings Committees addressed the BOD, which approved all 11 motions that were presented, according to a NFRC New Now report.
  • The street-facing façade of a newly-built office building belonging to Bouygues Imobiliária in Lisbon, Portugal, is formed by laminated glass panels made with strong and stiff DuPont SentryGlas interlayer. The ability of SentryGlas to create highly-resilient laminates with excellent post-breakage performance has allowed the façade engineering specialist Facal, of Santo Tirso (Portugal), to create...
  • Between Oct. 26 and Oct. 29, Milan will host Vitrum 2011, the 17th biennial International trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of flat and hollow glass; glass and finished products for the industry, according to a July 22 release.Vitrum, an international event that brings thousands of foreign visitors to Milan, is a source of precious leads and business...
  • West Conshohocken, Pa.-based ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products will meet Oct. 5, at Owens-Illinois, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact Tom O’Toole,at 610/832-9739 or totoole@astm.org. ASTM meetings are open to all interested individuals. For more information, visit the committee Web page.
  • New Energy Technologies Inc. [Burtonsville, Md.] is pleased to announce that researchers developing its proprietary SolarWindow technology have achieved major scientific and technical breakthroughs, allowing the company to unveil a working prototype of the world's first-ever glass window capable of generating electricity in the upcoming weeks.
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  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • 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...
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