Industry News
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.  
July 15, 2008 - Oldcastle Glass has reached an agreement to sell its translucent wall and skylight business to Major Industries, a supplier to the translucent daylighting industry.
Stadia Industries’ recent design for a load bearing viewport has been integrated into the floor of one of the redesigned elevators at Toronto’s CN Tower. The viewport, which was fabricated and installed by Mainline Industries Corporation in Mississauga, allows elevator passengers to look straight down as the elevator zooms skyward.
Asahi Glass Company is halting operations on three of its float glass production lines and two of its architectural coating lines while the company sells its glass fabrication business.
Drilling in glass and tile requires exacting precision to prevent cracking and shattering. Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has engineered its new Glass and Tile Bits with a unique geometry to drill faster and last longer.
Show Report: Win-door 2008 will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 11 to 13.
Article contributed by Dow Corning Corporation, a company specializing in silicon-based technology and innovation, offering more than 7000 products and services.
A unique partnering of companies in the Canadian autoglass industry continues to grow and expand across Canada. Formed in 2003, the focus of this organization is to obtain buying power and market share for independent autoglass retailers.
Clarification: This article makes reference to a Fein cutout tool that does not cut skin. Although accurate for 'round saw blades', most other blades are capable of cutting skin and are shipped with protective covers to prevent cuts when handling. Chris Skalkos, Editor.
Independent autoglass companies in Ontario now have a place to go!
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