Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • IFC, Kolkata, India, a member of the World Bank Group, will help HNG Float Glass Ltd. set up a state-of-the-art plant in Halol in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to a July 7 company release. The plant will produce 600 tons of energy efficient float glass daily, helping meet demand from the construction and automotive sectors, while creating new jobs and developing local supply chains.
  • Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Ga., launched its large extrusion press expansion project. A new 5,500-ton hydraulic press, handling systems and ancillary equipment will arrive at Bonnell's manufacturing facility in Carthage, Tenn., over several months and be installed in a new building covering 70,000 square feet, according to a July 8 company release.
  • Diamon-Fusion International Inc., San Clemente, Calif., global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, implemented its proprietary nano-surface chemical vapor chamber coating system at Bravestro - Vidros de Segurança Ltda., the company’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, according to a July 7 company release. This industrial implementation at...
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  • SaftiFirst, a manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing, now offers architects and design professionals an opportunity to receive CEU credits online with “Designing with Fire Rated Glass.” This program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week through www.safti.com and is registered for one American Institute of Architects Learning Unit and one Health, Safety and Welfare credit,...
  • Croatia’s Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship reports that the Vetropack Straza glass packaging manufacturer has recently put into operation a rebuilt furnace with a daily production capacity of 230 tonnes of coloured glass, according to a June 17 SeeNews article. This capacity is 50 tons higher than the previous capacity. The furnace has reportedly cost HRK151 million ($32...
  • New technologies or methods of working often take years, decades even, from the time they are introduced and taken up by the early adopters to when they eventually go mainstream However, the feeling in the industry is that, for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the time has come Autodesk, for example, is predicting sales nearing the half million mark of its 3D software over the next couple of...
  • With climate change high on the agenda, the Japanese hosts of the G-8 summit have worked hard to make the event as green as possible. The temporary, low-emissions press center was built with recycled and reusable material and has many green features: solar panels to generate power, louvers to limit radiant heat and skylights to maximize natural light, according to July 7 blog on MSNBC.com.
  • Sejal Architectural Glass received an encouraging response from investors, providing a listing gain of 13 percent on July 1. However, the weak market conditions have led to profit-booking in the stock, according to a July 7 article in The Economic Times.
  • A man was killed when two tons of laminated glass sheets fell onto him in Johannesburg on Monday morning, emergency officials said.Netcare 911 spokesperson Mark Stokoe said the accident happened while the man, in his mid-20s, was unloading 20 sheets of glass from a truck in Denver, according to a July 7 iol.co article.
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  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. The NGA task force is represented by:Michael Albert, S. Albert GlassAngelo Rivera, Faour Glass Technologies Nicole Harris, NGA President & CEOJerry Jacobs, NGA General Counsel...
  • Task force seeks to work more collaboratively and explore combining the two organizations.The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This...
  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. acquired the assets of privately held Sotawall Inc., a leading designer and fabricator of high-performance, unitized curtain wall systems for commercial construction projects in North America, for approximately $135 million. It will operate as Sotawall Ltd. within Apogee, which provides distinctive value-added glass solutions for the architectural and picture framing...