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  • South Korea will start commercial production of window-type solar panels in 2010 that can help cut electricity usage in buildings, automobiles and electronic appliances, a state-run laboratory said Thursday.The panels--developed after 10 years of research--have an energy efficiency of 11 per cent but cost only a fifth of silicon-based solar panels used today. Conventional solar panels have a...
  • PPG Industries has acquired coatings supplier Vanex Inc., PPG said Tuesday. Terms for the Mount Vernon, Ill.-based company were not disclosed, according to a July 15 AP report …
  • A multi-million financial support package and use of a bank’s overseas network has helped in the growth of a Consett business.Specialist glass maker Romag Holdings is on a rapid expansion path after seeing revenues jump by 69 percent to £11.58 m [$23.2 million] over the six months to the end of last March.Its products range from bullet and blast glass to solar panels and are used in the Royal...
  • Danube Building Materials, a leader in the construction, building materials and shop fitting industry, has announced its plans to invest AED 50 million towards aluminum and glass manufacturing by 2009. The move is in line with the extensive growth witnessed in the aluminium market, with recent studies predicting that aluminum production in the UAE will cross 2.5 million metric tons by 2010. In...
  • Losses made by Tamglass Glass Processing, part of Glaston Corp.'s heat treatment business area, have significantly burdened the first quarter financial results for the corporation and Tamglass glass processing has continued to operate in the red. In addition, global economic uncertainty is being reflected in the group's major, comprehensive, one-stop-partner deliveries in particular,...
  • If you look at glass in old windows, it can look distorted, apparently because the lower part of the pane is thicker than the upper part.Some people think that's because the glass, which behaves like a liquid at times, has sagged over time due to the effect of gravity, according to a July 15 Live Science report.
  • Harmon Glass leased the 27,000-square-foot industrial building at 2810 S. Raritan St. in Englewood, CO. Occupancy is set for August 1, according to a July 15 CoStar Group brief.
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  • About 200 state and city officials, industry and civic leaders watched as some Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors cut the ribbon Thursday on the longer of two new "crystal bridges," which expand Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport's capacity to board and receive passengers, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.
  • The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications from both the public and private sector for the 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards. The application deadline for the 2008 Awards program is Oct. 15, 2008. An independent, impartial jury of industry leaders will select the winning entries.
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  • Don Friese, chairman and CEO of C.R. Laurence, will retire at the end of September, after 58 years with the company. His successor, Lloyd Talbert, has been with the company for over 25 years and will maintain his role as president along with assuming CRL’s leadership. “Don’s leadership and contribution over almost six decades has been instrumental in expanding the business from a small...
  • At the Annual Conference in April, the National Glass Association dissolved the legacy Glass Association of North America divisions to form three core committees—Forming, Fabricating, Installing—under its newly combined structure. Now, the NGA is pleased to announce the volunteer leaders for the three committees for the 2018-2020 term: Forming Chair - Mark Cody, AGC Glass Co. Fabricating Chair -...
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