Glass
Apr. 26, 2018 - Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it is a contributing sponsor to restoration of the historic Tropical Rainforest exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, and that it will supply 19,600 square-feet of Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, featuring AviProTek bird-friendly Velour acid-etched finish by Walker Glass, to the $1.2 million project.
Apr. 24, 2018 - Walker Glass Company Ltd. is pleased to announce the promotion of Danik Dancause to the position of Manager, Marketing Operations.
Scratched glass is a major issue, especially on high value, heavy fabricated or hard-to-acquire materials. Jobsite damage from other trades can also be a major issue for the glazier.
Jan. 16, 2018 - AGC Glass Europe is launching Stratobel Colour - A new range of coloured laminated glass products combining trendy looks with safety.
Jan. 4, 2018 - Technical Glass Products’ (TGP) new Fireframes TimberLine Series fire-rated frames won two architecture industry awards since their introduction in April. Heralded for its ability to combine the look of wood with fire resistance, the groundbreaking product secured accolades as an Architectural Products magazine “Product Innovation Award” winner and as a Building Design +Construction “Top 101 Product of the Year,” in the Glass and Glazing category.
AGC Asahi Glass and Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio smart-tinting glass, have announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market.
Nov. 24, 2017 - On November 3rd, AGC Flat Glass Italia officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo. After a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around 25 million euros, the new float presents high-end technologies that will enhance the plant's productivity and its environmental impact in addition to improving the performance of the existing product ranges produced in Cuneo. The opening ceremony was attended by the AGC Group President and CEO, Takuya Shimamura, the Regional President - Building & Industrial Glass Europe, Philippe Bastien, representatives of the local authorities and the press.
Nov. 23, 2017 -  Vitro Architectural Glass has announced that its Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Nov. 9, 2017 -  Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has announced that it has published “Glass Design Guidelines,” a pocket-size resource that architects can review with colleagues, engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals when drafting or reviewing glass specifications for building projects.
Aug. 9, 2017 -  Guardian’s newest jumbo coater, under construction at its Carleton, Michigan glass manufacturing complex, is a major milestone in a long history of oversized glass production from the company that delivers solutions to architects and fabricators around the world.
Aug. 3, 2017 - Vitro Architectural Glass has published third-party-verified, product-specific Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its flat glass and processed glass products.
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.
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