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  • In a bid to increase vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce global warming pollution, California regulators Thursday adopted new regulations requiring new cars sold in the state from 2012 on to have windows that reflect or absorb heat-producing rays from the sun.The reflective windows will keep cars cooler, cutting the need for air conditioning, which cuts down fuel efficiency, the state Air...
  • HanGlas and KCC [Korea] have admitted colluding to fix prices on flat glass.The two, with more than 80 percent of the market between them, are said to have distorted the market by raising prices. They are estimated to have reaped hundreds of billions of won in undue profit at the expense of consumers. According to the Free Trade Commission, HanGlas and KCC reported they had colluded to fix...
  • The U.S. Secretary of Labor and the governor of Ohio recently received a firsthand look at how Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio, is applying its technology to new markets, despite economic difficulties in the U.S. and abroad, according to a June 25 release.Accompanied by Glasstech President and CEO Mark D. Christman, federal Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland...
  • Dow Corning wants U.S. federal lawmakers to set new policies to boost the solar energy sector, the producer of silicon-based materials said on Wednesday.Dow Corning has joined other solar firms in promoting a four-point policy plan for the industry.The plan calls on Congress and the Obama administration to enact a broad federal legislative and regulatory package, designed to encourage the...
  • Wind turbines, roof gardens and solar panels will join the pair of antennas atop the Sears Tower's staggered rooftops, said building officials who announced Wednesday that the skyscraper would undergo a $350 million green renovation.The 5-year project would reduce the tower's electricity use by 80 percent and save 24 million gallons of water a year, building owners and architects said. Separately...
  • A petition to highlight an unfair and dramatic hike in glass prices is being led by Huddersfield [U.K] businessman Steve Sutherland.Sutherland, who is managing director of specialist glass architects Dortech, set up the petition through the government's recently created 10 Downing Street e-petition system.Already 600 signatures have been added to the petition, which asks Business Secretary Lord...
  • Manufacturing company CSR announced this week that it sold the land and equipment of its Viridian automotive glass business at North Geelong to MH Group for an undisclosed sum.Under the terms of the sale, MH Group will acquire the plant and equipment at the factory and assume responsibility for production from January 2010.“Since announcing our intention to exit the automotive glass...
  • The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., today announced the release of a one-sheet document from its Climate Change Committee that outlines viewpoints from the flat glass industry in regards to possible climate change legislation, according to a June 24 release. Such legislation would be enacted to lower the number of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere."Climate...
  • Glaston, Finland, has merged Pre-processing and Heat Treatment segments into a new Machines segment, according to a June 24 release. At the same time, maintenance and service business was separated from the machine business to a new Services segment.Machines segment includes tempering, bending and laminating machines sold under Tamglass and Uniglass brands and glass pre-processing machines...
  • YKK AP is making knowledge of green construction practices a key part of the career development program for sales force employees, according to a June 24 release.The architectural products manufacturer recently added the “LEED AP” credential as an optional requirement for promotion to senior account manager. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a stringent set of voluntary...
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