Industry News
Sept. 9, 2008, Vancouver, B.C - Owens-Illinois Inc. is closing its glass container plant in Lavington, B.C., cutting 300 jobs, the third Canadian plant closure this year as the U.S. company streamlines operations.
Sept. 9, 2008 - After torrential rains caused flooding that forced the temporary closure on Aug. 19 of PPG Industries’ glass manufacturing operation here, some operations have resumed.
Sept. 9, 2008 - Ron Bovard of Bovard Studio Inc., Stained Glass announced that Bovard Studio Stained Glass Company has developed exterior protective glazing systems designed for the preservation of stained glass windows, which have passed hurricane code tests designed to withstand 150 mph wind loads and large missile impact.
Sept. 2, 2008 - It appears that soon champagne bottles won’t be what they once were.
Aug. 25, 2008 - Figures published today show a growth rate of 4 per cent in the European production of glass packaging. The figures released by FEVE the EU Federation for container glass include glass containers - bottles, jars and flacons - produced in Europe in 2007 (including Turkey and Switzerland).
Aug. 25, 2008 - Octillion Corp. , a next-generation alternative and renewable energy technology incubator, has entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with scientists at Oakland University to further the development of its NanoPower Window technology.
Aug. 22, 2008 - Artifex Dr. Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting the product group AO Q, a new generation of polishing wheels, at glasstec 2008.
Aug. 22, 2008 - SolarFrameWorks, a manufacturer and distributor of photovoltaic technology, has introduced a pioneering solar panel cleaning agent, PowerBoost®.
Aug. 6, 2008 - Golden Elephant Glass Technology, Inc., a leading China-based float glass manufacturer, on July 25, 2008 announced that it successfully closed a  private placement of its capital stock whereby it received approximately $5 million in gross offering proceeds.
Aug. 6, 2008 - Neo Solar Power announced that it has secured a new batch of solar wafer from a top-three polysilicon supplier based in Europe.
July 23, 2008 - Revisiting a once-abandoned technique, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have successfully created a sophisticated, yet affordable, method to turn ordinary glass into a high-tech solar concentrator.
July 23, 2008 - Australian solar energy start-up Xerocoat has invented new antireflective coating that it is says can improve power output across all solar energy technologies, from traditional silicon wafers to thin film and solar thermal.
July 15, 2008 - Edgetech I.G. has announced that PFG Glass in Langley, BC, has installed the first fully-automated Super Spacer TriSeal line in Canada.
July 15, 2008 - Bystronic Solution Centre of Ottawa, Ont., and Urban Machinery, with its North American headquarters in Cambridge, Ont., have partnered to introduce a new high-speed method of sash corner joinery for window and door manufacturers.  

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