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  • After its downturn in 2006, China glass industry turned to the better in 2007 and the relationship of supply and demand improved significantly. The prosperity of glass industry in 2007 continued in the first half of 2008, with a fast growth rate. Production capacity kept increasing but the competition became fiercer. The market has grown saturated and the grow rate slows down. It is still the...
  • Fears of a recession and turmoil on the markets have not impacted a massive redevelopment in the downtown core, according to an Oct. 27 CTV Calgray report. The Core is a large shopping destination that, when it's complete, will cover blocks of Stephen Avenue, encompassing TD Square, the Eaton Centre and the former Sears building.Once it's complete, The Core will have the world's largest...
  • A Central Washington University student is dead after falling through the skylight of a building Thursday, according to an Oct. 26 KNDO/KNDU report.Alisha Sivey has no idea what her husband, Gary, was doing on the roof of the Kelleher Motor Company.  He worked for Cascade-1 in the tech support department.A first responder to the scene said Sivey may not have seen the skylight and stepped...
  • BASF, Germany, has signed an agreement with Recticel, Belgium, to acquire the company’s worldwide compounds business for polyurethane systems for glass encapsulation. The transaction, which is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities, involves the polyurethane specialties business including Recticel’s patented aliphatic light stable compounds under the brand...
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced today that it has received an Employment and Training Fund Macro Grant contract from the state of Hawaii to provide training programs in both the auto glass and flat/architectural glass sectors.

  • Despite the abysmal economy in the United States, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement compared to glasstec 2006, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases...
  • 2008 American Master Installer Auto Glass Champion Jeff Olive of Glasspro, Mount Pleasant, S.C., took first place in the 2008 International Master Fitter Competition today, beating out auto glass technicians from Japan, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, 
    Germany and the Netherlands for the title of world's "master fitter."

  • In addition to decorative glass booths that look like pieces of art, stunning decorative glass panels—painted, acid-etched, silk-screened, sand-blasted and more--surround the glass technology symposium area at glasstec, Dusseldorf, Germany. Exhibits in the area include a glass bridge, a glass table with a Porsche sitting on it; a glass bench with circular bottom prints; LED displays;...
  • "The market situation weakened significantly during the third quarter and in the last week of September we lowered our operating profit forecast for 2008," President and CEO Mika Seitovirta said in the company's interim report, released Oct. 24. "Demand for the Group's products in the Middle East and South America, however, continues to be strong. Demand in the One-Stop-Partner and...
  • The penultimate day at glasstec, Oct. 24, saw another full house and plenty of solar-related queries. Besana Italy introduced a double-edger with multi spindles, SQ10 T, that got much attention, said Brian Martineau, sales agent, Besana Lovati, Italy, with U.S. headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. “The edge of the glass preparation is important to the solar industry, because if there are any...
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