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  • ♦ The Vietnamese government has approved a master plan for the development of the buildings materials industry that will see investment in new production capacity for float glass, soundproof glass and “thick” glass, according to a Vietnamese News Agency report, Sept. 8. By 2020, Vietnam’s glass industry is expected to annually produce 200 million square meters of glass....
  • The new Scottish headquarters of building services company NG Bailey has packed in virtually every eco tech under the sun. The main entrance to the building, called Solais House, faces south and so gets a larger amount of sunlight than the other aspects of the office. The exterior wall of the foyer is almost completely photovoltaic glass, which generated 350kWh over the first six and a half weeks...
  • Energy-efficient automation solutions for the glass industry are the focal point of Siemens' trade fair presentation at this year's glasstec which shall take place in Düsseldorf from Oct. 21 to 25. With its Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and Totally Integrated Power (TIP) concepts, Siemens offers a uniform range of products and systems for automation and power supply, supplemented by a...
  • Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, gave an involved Thermal Stress Research Update for Insulating Glass on the last day of the GANA Fall Conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. The update included an overview of thermal stress, thermal stress resistance, thermal stress evaluation, an edge strength failure prediction model, case studies for monolithic glass, plate and...
  • Aurora, Ohio-based FeneTech Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with SoftSolution, Austria, for the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a company release Sept. 11. Effective immediately FeneTech will take over all sales, service and support activities for SoftSolution products in these territories.“When evaluating potential partners we...
  • On Sept. 9, Logan International Airport officially opened and dedicated a $3.5 million memorial honoring those who perished on 9/11, specifically the 147 victims of American Flight 11 and United Flight 175, both of which took off from Boston.At the entry, you choose one of two winding paths, both of which culminate at a large glass cube. The cube itself is simple, understated, made of greenish...
  • Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla., has developed innovative new mirror manufacturing techniques to meet the demand for lower cost and more efficient concentrator photovoltaic units in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.The Arch parabolic mirrors optically focus sunlight onto a concentrator containing active solar cell materials that convert the intense light into electricity. The...
  • GANA’s Tempering Division met on the third and final day of the association’s fall conference, Sept. 10, in Dallas. Several committees, sub-committees and task groups meetings updated their work.The Construction Subcommittee had Window Cleaning Industry Update on its agenda, during which the media representatives were asked to leave the room.During the Optical Distortion Subcommittee...
  • A library is supposed to be a refuge of calm and tranquillity, but reaching one in Montreal can also be a form of extreme sport.Ever since the city's showcase Grande Bibliothèque du Québec opened to acclaim in 2005, it has been shedding pieces of glass. In three years, 13 of the glass panels encasing the building have exploded and shattered.
  • Two companies have been fined after an accident in which a lorry driver was injured beneath a 600 kg glass panel.Scheldebouw UK is being fined £20,000 and Brookfield Construction £18,000, with costs of £10,000 and £9,962 respectively.
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  • 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...
  • On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200-billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. The action comes at the direction of President Trump and will take effect on Sept. 24, beginning at 10 percent and increasing to 25 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. The list of more than 5,700 products includes float glass and...