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July 13, 2017 - AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) has announced that it will invest approximately 19 billion yen to relocate a float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility from the Jakarta Plant to the Cikampek Plant of PT Asahimas Flat Glass, Tbk (AMG). The float furnace is for manufacturing of architectural glass and mass production is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2019. The new float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility will have increased production capacity by 40% and 30% respectively, which will significantly enhance AMG’s architectural glass production.
July 13, 2017 - When the architectural team at Guernsey, Oklahoma City, was tasked with designing BioSteel Centre, a world-class training facility for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, they had to address several competing demands. In addition to providing high levels of privacy and security for players and staff, the goal was to maximize views of nearby Lake Ontario while meeting local bird-safety and energy-efficiency mandates established by the city of Toronto.
Pilkington MirroView has great colour with a natural, mirror-like appearance that is ideal for concealing digital displays and video screens for commercial and residential applications.
April 19, 2017 - Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) Fireframes TimberLine Series allows design professionals to bring the beautiful look of wood frames to interior glazing applications with stringent fire and life safety performance criteria. The innovative system pairs a high-strength steel sub-frame with a real-wood veneered metal cover cap. The result is slender fire-rated frames that capture the rich, warmth of wood, enable tall spans and serve as a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Guardian Glass is pleased to announce that Darijo Babic has been named Director, Key Commercial Projects, North America. Babic will work with Guardian’s channel partners, fabricators, project glaziers and architects to grow Guardian SunGuard® architectural glass business on commercial building projects.
Feb. 23, 2017 - Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has selected its Wichita Falls plant to be the site of a new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) glass coater, expected to be the largest of its kind in North America. Groundbreaking is slated for April.
Sept. 22, 2016 - NSG Group, the owner of the Pilkington brand and Solaria, specialists in PV technology, are entering into a collaboration agreement to manufacture and produce (semi) transparent Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions.
Sept. 8, 2016 - Viracon has announced that its product guide, previously available in print and PDF formats, is now available as an interactive app for both Apple and Android tablet platforms.
July 14, 2016 - The AGC Group (AGC) and Kinestral Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to produce active glass capable of fast-switching between clear and dark mode. This glass will serve the building and transportation (trains) industries.
June 30, 2016 - In 2015, AGC Glass Europe created a new tool for measuring the thickness of installed glazing with a smartphone, using a special App.
Look here for the clear, the colour-neutral and the energy efficient products that will make your facades shine.
June 2, 2016 - Guardian Glass North America has introduced Guardian UltraClear glass, a low-iron product that delivers maximum clarity and color neutrality without the green tint of standard glass.
May 5, 2016 - AGC Glass Europe has announced plans to carry out the cold repair of its Cuneo float glass line in Cuneo (Piedmont, Italy). This investment of around 25 million euros is prompted not only by the positive impact that it will have on the productivity of the plant and the expected environmental benefits, but also by the prospect of extending its current range of products.
Many readers have indicated their interest in fire protective fenestration components and this forum will provide some general explanations of available options. The reader should keep in mind that every glazing application or building is unique and will require special attention. Unfortunately there is no simple formula where one size fits all.
Jan. 26, 2016 - Viracon has announced that it is expanding its flagship manufacturing facility in Owatonna, MN, USA. The expansion will add over 360,000 square feet to the existing site footprint of 1.2 million square feet. The facility addition will house the latest glass manufacturing technology and fabrication equipment to increase Viracon’s maximum finished product size capability. Through this addition of larger glass capabilities, to its already broad offering of fabrication capabilities, Viracon is strengthening its competitive position as a world-class manufacturer of architectural glass for the commercial building market.
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