Latest News in Fabrication

  • 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.
  • GrayGlass, New York, a full service glass fabricator, glass distributor and glass importer serving industrial, architectural, lighting and optical customers worldwide, successfully supplied over 6,000 high precision absorbing glass shields to the National Ignition Facility Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [Livermore, Calif.,] during the final two years of the NIF's assembly and...
  • The Fenzi group, Italy, celebrated its 30-year operations in the Asian continent during the China Glass 2010 Expo, June 4-7, in Shanghai, according to a July 21 release. The company celebrated the milestone by inviting its most important clients and local authorities to attend the expo as special guests.Fenzi China Paints and Sealants Co. product sales on the local and neighboring markets...
  • Construction employment edged closer to stabilizing in June, as half the states either added construction jobs or kept the same number as in May, the Associated General Contractors reported in an analysis of federal employment data released today. Compared to June 2009, construction employment rose in six states, the largest number of states to post year–over–year increases since...
  • The Attachment Subcommittee, the CMA Subcommittee, the Certification Subcommittee and the Labeling Subcommittee met on the second day of the National Fenestration Rating Council's Summer Virtual Committee Week, July 19-21.Members and chairs discussed proposed changes to to both the NFRC 100A and the NFRC 200A during the meeting. The Attachment Subcommittee sent the NFRC 100A ballot,...
  • According to IMS Research, a total of 14.6 GW of solar PV capacity would be added this year which would mark a 95 percent increase from the previous year’s figure. However, the research also notes that sales in the European Union could stagnate and new markets would drive growth in the coming few years, according to a July 17 CleanTechnica report.
  • Solutia Inc., [St. Louis,] today announced that it will expand its operations in China to include the production of Vistasolar ethylene vinyl acetate encapsulant at its Suzhou, China, facility. This investment will include the construction of a new building capable of housing several new EVA production lines and will provide the infrastructure for additional future capacity.  The lines will...
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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...
  • 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...