Latest News in Fabrication

  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., named Tracy Rogers, technical director, and Joe Erb, product manager, Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio; Margaret Webb, executive director, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario; and John Kent, administrative manager, Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., in its formal complaint, dated...
  • The furnace at Cardinal Solar Technologies on this village's west side is far from ordinary.Yes, it heats the 180,000-square-foot building. But the primary purpose of the $5.5 million, 120-foot-long apparatus, which took six months to install, is to harden 2-by-4-foot sheets of quarter-inch-thick glass used to make solar photovoltaic panels.If projections bear out, it may be a while before the 1,...
  • Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to increase 7.9 percent per annum through 2013 to 2.7 billion square meters, according to Flat Glass in China, a study by the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Measured in value terms, flat glass demand is expected to rise 11.3 percent per year to nearly 130 billion yuan. Sales of flat glass will benefit from...
  • Nebula Glass International Inc. d.b.a. Glasslam, Pompano Beach, Fla., has filed a formal complaint of anti-competitive and illegal practices with the Federal Trade Commission against the Insulating Glass Certification Council, Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Edgetech IG, Cambridge, Ohio, and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, according to a Feb. 11 Glasslam letter to the Bureau of...
  • Solar thin-film start-up MiaSole, [Santa Clara, Calif.,] is aiming to be a viable competitor to industry leader First Solar, [Tempe, Ariz..,] by lowering manufacturing costs of its panels as it ramps up production and opens a new U.S. plant.MiaSole's current manufacturing costs are over $1 per watt, said Chief Executive Joseph Laia Jr.First Solar, one of the world's largest solar module...
  • Indianapolis may be the state capital, but South Bend is poised to become Indiana’s ‘solar capital.’South Bend will soon house the largest solar energy system in the Hoosier State.if (self['plpm'] && plpm['Mid-Story Ad']) document.write('');if (self['plpm'] && plpm['Mid-Story Ad']){ document.write(plpm['Mid-Story Ad']);} else { if(self['plurp']...
  • Asahi Glass Co. rose the most in nine months in Tokyo trading after the company forecast profit to increase more than fourfold this year.The shares rose 7.2 percent to 949 yen as of 9:21 a.m. [Feb. 11] on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, headed for the biggest advance since May 19. The stock had the second largest gain on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, which rose as much as 1.2 percent, according to a...
  • Prism Solar Technologies, Highland, N.Y., and PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, have partnered on a project to test the performance of different types of glass in both standard and holographic photovoltaic (PV) modules at various incident and direct angles. The test will compare PPG's Solarphire AR high-transmissive glass to patterned glass to determine the increase in energy yield....
  • When major sectors in the economy do well, it augurs well for several ancillary industries that depend on them. A case in point is the Rs 5,500-crore Indian glass industry, which has shown good growth in the past few quarters driven by an uptick in demand from user-industries such as infrastructure, construction, automobiles, food processing, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, among others...
  • Work on Dubai’s first plant producing solar panels has been delayed by more than a year. But despite the wait, experts say the UAE remains well-positioned to become a major player in the industry.The project, by Dubai-based Solar Technologies, was to be built in Techno Park with work on the facility scheduled to begin in November 2008. But 15 months later, construction on what was billed as...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • 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...