Glass industry news

NSG releases second quarter results

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

NSG Group in Japan has released its second quarter financial results. According to the report, underlying profitability in the building products (BP) business improved due to increased volumes, particularly of value-added products. However, the cumulative result represented a…

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Saudi company to develop $293 million soda ash facility

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Idea Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride Company (ISACC) has commissioned Jacobs Engineering to build a soda ash and calcium chloride production facility at a cost of $293.3 million in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.??

According to reports, the facility will be the first in the Kingdom and Gulf region…

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AGC to set up new pharmaceutical site

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Asahi Glass Company (AGC) has announced that it will set up a new production site for pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients at its subsidiary, AGC Wakasa Chemicals, Japan. The company will invest 3.7 billion yen into the new plant, which is scheduled to…

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BIPV poised for growth

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The market for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is set to surge to more than 11 gigawatts (GW) by 2015, according to a new report. ?

BIPV currently makes up a small but increasing part of the world photovoltaics (PV) market and many analysts predict growth in the sector,…

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Saint-Gobain launches fire-resistant glass

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, a division of Saint-Gobain Glass India, one of the leading float glass manufacturers in India, has launched its advanced range of fire-resistant glass for exterior application. ??

According to the company, Vetroflam is made from an advanced technology that helps…

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Polysolar to manufacture transparent photovoltaics in the UK

Published: November 09, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Polysolar has announced plans to build a full-scale production plant for its transparent photovoltaic (PV) glazing in the UK within the next two years.??

The company specialises in building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and is looking for up to €6 million to reach its goal.…

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