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  • During the period of 2007 to 2008, more and more glass producers [in China] have introduced and will introduce low-E glass production lines. It is expected that China´s demand for low-E glass by 2010 will amount to 97 million square meters, and meanwhile, China´s output of low-E glass will reach 50 million square meters at the end of 2010 based on the current growth rate of capacity...
  • Shares of Nippon Electric Glass and Asahi Glass Co. tumbled on Thursday after rival Corning Inc. cut its outlook on slower-than-expected demand for glass used in flat TVs.Asahi Glass closed the morning down 3.6 percent at 1,065 yen [$9.80], underperforming a 0.4 percent fall in the benchmark Nikkei average. 
  • Tuckerman Capital has sold Auto & Truck Glass LLC to Guardian Industries Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Auto & Truck Glass is a Mission Viejo, Calif.-based provider of windshield replacement and installation services to the U.S. rental car industry, according to a Sept. 3 Private Equity Hub report.
  • Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Industrial equipment industry is available in its catalog, according to a Sept. 2 Market Watch report. World Flat Glass Market analyzes the worldwide markets for flat glass in thousands of metric tons.The major product segments analyzed are float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. The report also analyzes the market for...
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2007 Chinese Glass Market Research Report" report to their offering.In September of 2007, the glass prices have hit a new high level since 2003 in China. In September 2007, the average price of float glass was 78.7 yuan (RMB)/WB [$11.5], rose 6.3 yuan/WB [$0.92] than last month; up by 13.9 yuan (RMB)/WB [$2.03] than the...
  • Officials at DuPont Building Innovations announced price increases up to 15 percent in the United States, effective Sept.30, or as contracts permit, for DuPont Weatherization Systems products, according to a Sept. 3 company release. Due to the accelerating price increases of oil-based feedstocks and energy, raw materials continue to be subject to significant cost increases.“DuPont Building...
  • Some operations have resumed at PPG Industries' glass manufacturing operation in Wichita Falls, Texas, after torrential rains caused flooding and closed the plant temporarily Aug. 19, according to a company release Sept. 2.Float glass line No. 1 and the magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition coater used to make energy-efficient, high-performance glass are operating fully. The tempering line is...
  • Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Sept. 2 release. "But Congress must act promptly to avert layoffs in power and highway construction." Simonson's comment followed the release of construction spending data from...
  • Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported Sunday.An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 meters when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-meter Taipei 101 as the world's tallest...
  • A Rossford glass manufacturer was penalized by the Ohio EPA for failing to submit a risk management plan, authorities said.Pilkington North America must pay a $15,150 civil penalty for failing to submit a timely emergency plan for its automotive glass manufacturing facility at 140 Dixie Hwy., according to a Sept. 1 toledoblade.com report.
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