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  • Dynamic glass market poised for growth as new production capacity comes online
    While experts have described the widespread adoption of dynamic glazing as “imminent” for the last decade, their forecasts have yet to come to fruition. However, a current confluence of market forces has the segment poised for growth in an unprecedented way.
  • Specification of solar energy products higher than average in dorm, education, amusement projects
    Although the specification rate of solar panels and photovoltaic cells (1.89 percent) is low in commercial construction, certain sectors are specifying solar energy products at significantly higher rates than average, according to data from McGraw-Hill Construction, New York. Most notable among these sectors are dormitory and education projects, as well as amusement projects (e.g., stadiums,...
  • EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, Guardian Industries Corp.
    This past year, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., introduced EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrated solar power applications. The mirrors are designed to provide high solar reflectivity, concentrating efficiency and durability. EcoGuardSolar Boost uses Guardian’s highest performing solar glass, EcoGuard Float, and the company’s mirror technology to create a...
  • The 2009 Solar Power International Conference, hosted by Washington D.C.’s Solar Electric Power Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, opened its doors Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif. The show more than doubled the number of exhibiting companies and the net square feet of exhibit space since 2008, according to the conference guide. About 900 companies exhibited in the show on...
  • A new six-page brochure from Henkel Corp., headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, provides detailed information on the company’s line of Loctite adhesives and sealants for manufacturing photovoltaic and concentrating solar modules, according to an Aug. 6 release. The literature, Solutions for the Solar Power Industry, offers technical data on products for elastomeric bonding and sealing...
  • Technology, products evolve as green structures become the norm
    Coating, an integral part of glass manufacturing, can be divided into roughly two types: low-emissivity coatings, which improve the energy efficiency of glass used in architectural and automotive applications; and specialty coatings, which enhance the electro-optical, catalytic, or conducting properties of glass. Specialty coatings have currently become a major value-added market for the flat...
  • Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
  • Potential and risks for U.S. glass industry
    The U.S. is starting to wake up as far as solar power is concerned, and much of it is in the south.

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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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