Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Linetec has expanded its flat sheet offerings, according to company officials, with a full-service program that includes over 20 sizes in stock, with the ability to special order nearly any size and thickness. Both paint and anodize sheet are available in any quantity needed, and Linetec can finish in nearly any color required, including custom matches, the company says. An online color select...
  • PPG Industries announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in Lipetsk, Russia, according to a Sept. 30 PPG release, with anticipated project completion in the second half of 2015. The facility is expected to employ more than 150 people and manufacture a wide variety of industrial and performance coatings. In addition...
  • Officials from Viracon announced it will decrease the frequency of its least requested current coating runs in order to increase the pace of new coatings development, according to an Aug. 15 company release. Viracon's most popular coatings, such as the VUE, VE, VRE, and VNE coating lines will continue to run on a weekly basis. Effective January 1, 2012 the company's less requested coatings will...
  • Four popular SunGuard advanced architectural glass coatings that help projects save energy and contribute toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification are now available from Guardian’s Kingsburg, Calif., plant, according to a June 17 release. SunGuard AG 43, AG 50, Neutral 40 and Neutral 50 low-E coatings offer a variety of reflectivity and performance options for...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and a producer of LLumar and Vista commercial window films, announced the launch of one-of-a-kind energy audit tools including an online energy savings estimator called the One Minute Challenge, according to a June 4 release.Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 energy simulation...
  • The Royal Albert Hall [London] is an instantly recognizable world famous venue. Unfortunately, in the current climate, that also means it has to be protected from any potential terrorist attacks. Key to this is making the venue's 188 windows blast proof, which is why the Hall has installed Armorcoat, an innovative product by Bekaert (manufacturer of Solar Gard) that affords protection to all of...
  • The Protective Glazing Council International, Topeka, Kan., will host its monthly Webinar May 29, according to an April 27 PGC release. The free Webinar series  for architects, building owners, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in the architectural community focuses on various industry topics and runs an hour. Scheduled for the last Friday of each month, the next...
  • Bekaert Specialty Films LLC today announced it has received the status of Climate Action Leader by the California Climate Action Registry, the country’s most rigorous voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program. The company’s carbon footprint, which was defined earlier this year, had to be verified by independent auditorsBureau Veritas before being accepted by CCAR. Bekaert Specialty...
  • Officials at CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, have announced that the company's Vista, LLumar and Gila energy-saving window films now qualify for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits in 2009, according to a March 2 company release. As a result of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the existing tax credit was increased from $...
  • The Asahi Glass Co. is boosting its solar cell film operations in anticipation of growing demand, as various countries undertake environment-related investments to stimulate their economies.The company will soon acquire certification for color solar cell films from U.S. product compliance certification organization Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Asahi Glass' transparent film has already been...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...