After producing low-carbon glass at its facility in Moustier, Belgium, last year, the float company says it has manufactured the glass at a second facility in Seingbouse, France. The facility produced low-carbon Planibel Clearlite float glass, which represents a 40% reduction in carbon footprint…
Şişecam has announced a strategic investment in mining to ensure the raw material supply needs of its ongoing new flat glass investments in Mersin. The company will invest in a sand preparation facility in Tarsus OIZ, where its ongoing flat glass facility investment is located.
AGC and Saint-Gobain are partnering up to decarbonize flat glass manufacturing through the design of a flat glass line that is going to be 50 percent electrified and 50 percent fired by a combination of oxygen and gas.
The CadTank Online Computation and Optimization Assistant (COCOA) is a digital twin technology tool for the glass melting process that integrates an online simulator with a digital prototyping tool, recently developed by AGC.
Şişecam is celebrating its 87th anniversary this year. The company now has production operations in 14 countries on 4 continents, its products are exported to more than 150 countries from 45 facilities with more than 24,000 employees.
NSG announced that its second float glass plant went fully operational on Oct. 8. The plant aims to meet the growing demand for architectural and automotive glass in Argentina and to supply South American markets
Canadian Premium Sand Inc. announces that it engaged an international consortium of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) firms to complete detailed design and pre-construction engineering related to its patterned solar glass manufacturing facility being developed in Selkirk, Manitoba.
According to local reporting, several people were transported to the hospital following a glass leak at Vitro Architectural Glass’s Wichita Falls, Texas, facility on Aug. 7. Those transported include employees. According to Vitro officials, six employees were treated for heat stress, and five were…
AGC Glass Europe announced a new glass range with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, to be launched by the end of 2022. Details will be provided at a press conference at glasstec 2022 in Düsseldorf in September.
Saint-Gobain Glass is now offering a new glass with the lowest embodied carbon on the façade market, according to the company. This industry first was accomplished through a production combining high recycled glass content (around 70 percent of cullet), renewable energy, all based on a substantial…
Pilkington’s float plant in Ostrołęka, Poland, has been completed. The works opened in 2020, and the expansion was aimed at doubling the plant's production capacity. The expansion represents an over $9 million-dollar investment.
AGC, parent company of AGC Glass, set a new target for reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions in its value chain. AGC aims to achieve a 30 percent reduction in Scope 3 GHG emissions*1 in 2030. AGC has also applied for SBT certification by the international climate change initiative, Science…
Saint-Gobain Romania and ENGIE Romania, a natural gas company, will partner to construct the largest photovoltaic parks in Romania, say officials, located at Saint-Gobain’s glass factory. The photovoltaic panels will have an installed capacity of 8.6 mega watt peaks, and will produce renewable…
NSG Group announced several proposed changes to its Board of Directors, which will take effect June 29, 2022. The changes will take place at the end of the 156th Ordinary general meeting of shareholders; some appointments are subject to shareholder approval.
NSG Group completed installation of a 1.4-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at its Rossford, Ohio, facility; the array is now fully operational and will supply about 2.5 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually.
Saint-Gobain North America, through its electrochromic glass subsidiary SageGlass, today announced that it will recycle over 1,000 tons of glass per year for the next five years, diverting the material from landfills and upcycling the components for future use through an agreement with a third-…
Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries, the company that owns Guardian, made two statements to employees regarding the invasion of Ukraine and the status of the company’s two glass manufacturing facilities in Russia, which employ about 600 people. As of the March 24 statement, the…
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, became the world’s first flat glass manufacturer to fire its furnace on 100 percent biofuel, as part of an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas.
Saint-Gobain entered into an agreement for the sale of its regional glass fabrication business Baltiklaas OÜ in Estonia to Polar Glass OÜ, a subsidiary of Barrus AS, the largest glued laminated timber manufacturer in Estonia and supplier to window and door producers.
NSG UK Enterprises, part of the NSG Group, signed a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables, the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, for the renewable electricity generated by a wind farm located in Poland.
Guardian Glass is investing significantly in its Goole, East Yorkshire float glass production plant, based in the U.K. The purpose of the investment is to increase the company’s ability to supply float glass, primarily to the U.K. and Ireland, while also improving the plant’s energy efficiency.
Convergent Energy + Power a provider of battery storage solutions in North America, announced that the industrial-scale battery storage system it developed for NSG Group's Pilkington laminated glass plant in Collingwood, Ontario, is operational. The 5 MW / 10 MWh battery energy storage system is…
Saint-Gobain announced the sale of the French company Aurys, which specializes in shaping and fabricating flat glass, to a former manager of Saint-Gobain. The Group also sold the German company GVG Deggendorf, which specializes in tempered glass, to the Swiss Arbonia group.
To support the increasing demand for laminated glass in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Guardian Glass is adding a new jumbo laminated glass production line at its Ryazan plant in Russia. Laminated glass production is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023.
Asahi India Glass Ltd. and Vishakha Group announced a joint venture into solar glass with an in principle agreement for the setting up of India’s largest, state-of-the-art green field solar glass plant at Mundra, Gujarat, with phase-1 glass manufacturing capacity of up to 3GW of the installable…
Canadian Premium Sand Inc., a Canadian sand mining company that announced in March it plans to build a float glass plant, has initiated a front end engineering and design study for the new plant, according to reporting in the Market Herald.
Officials from AGC Inc. announced the company will sell its North American architectural glass business to Cardinal Glass Industries, according to a June 15 AGC release. The $450 million deal is subject to the approval of the related authorities, and the earliest closing would be July 2021,…
Saint-Gobain announced the sale of Saint-Gobain Glassolutions Objekt-Center, which specializes in glass fabrication operations as part of the Glassolutions network in Germany, to the German privately-owned AEQUITA group based in Munich.
Sisecam posted gains in its first quarter financial results for 2021. The company saw a 23 percent year-over-year increase in revenue, and 29 percent increase in gross profit. Architectural glass lead the company in revenue, with a 70 percent year-over-year increase.
It’s not often the North American float glass industry welcomes a new plant, let alone an entirely new company, to the market. Learn more about Canadian Premium Sand's plans to start a float plant outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
AGC Glass Europe supported research, now published in the Coatings Journal, which shows that float glass coated with its Planibel Easy coating has the potential to reduce infectious viral particles. The study’s results demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles, the infections particles of COVID-…
Officials from Canadian Premium Sand Inc., or CPS, announced a shift in the company’s business strategy to focus on developing its Wanipigow, Manitoba, silica sand deposit into a sustainable float glass manufacturing and coating facility.
The Guardian Glass float glass plant in DeWitt, Iowa earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification, which signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency…
Şişecam completed the necessary official permission processes related to V-Block Technology, which neutralizes viruses and bacteria and was developed to support the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Get Concerned Stratford, a local group of citizens that oppose the proposed construction a new Xinyi Glass float glass plant in Stratford, Canada, has launched a complaint to a third-party investigator, according to local reporting in the Stratford Beacon Herald.
Last Monday, residents of Stratford, Ontario, Canada, staged a protest outside city hall regarding the proposed building of Xinyi Glass Canada’s new float plant in the city, according to reporting in the Beacon Herald.
According to reporting in the Beacon Herald, local councilors for the City of Stratford, in Ontario, Canada, deferred a development agreement with Xinyi Glass Canada regarding the company’s proposed $400-million float facility.
NSG Group’s new 500,000 square foot facility, located in Luckey, Ohio, will start operation this week. The plant will have a melting capacity of 600 tons per day and will produce glass using the company’s advanced online coating technology.
NSG Group recognizes the world has changed and that health and safety are at the forefront of everyone's mind. In response to these challenges, NSG Group launched Pilkington SaniTise, a transparent coated glass.
Saint-Gobain Glass proposed the closure of its float plant in L´Arboç, Spain. The plant has one float line, and supplies Saint-Gobain’s Sekurit division. In a company release, officials say the line has come to the end of its life, after several repairs.
Faced with the generalized, structural decline in demand for glass, the management of the AGC Glass plant located in Boussois, France, intends to shut down one of the two float glass furnaces on the site in the near future.
Guardian Glass completed its first ribbon pull at its second float glass facility in Częstochowa, Poland, to help meet the growing demand for high performance coated and fabricated glass products in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe.
Following approval by the Capital Markets Board, shareholders also approved the merger of all operations under a single entity by Şişecam Group, a global player in all core areas of the glass industry and in the field of chemicals comprising soda and chromium compounds.
Vitro Architectural Glass published a new glass technical document titled “Decontaminating Glass Surfaces” (TD-154). Developed in response to customer questions related to glass handling and safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the five-page primer addresses a range of topics of interest to glass…
Along with the rest of the glass industry, float glass manufacturing has felt the effects of COVID-19, from supply chain issues, to potential closures due to state stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders.
Saint-Gobain sold Glassolutions, a German-based glass fabricator, to Industriekapital GmbH, an investment firm, as reported on Nasdaq.com. The divestment will include seven locations, and affect a total of 350 employees, according to the reporting.
NSG Group will test the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel for the float furnace to manufacture glass at its Greengate Works in St. Helens, U.K. A global first, the initiative is part of a project managed by HyNet, a consortium of industries in the North West of England, aimed at reducing…
Fuyao Glass America will invest $46 million in a new expansion at its Moraine, Ohio production plant, according to reporting in the Dayton Daily News. The company will purchase new production equipment, and will create 100 jobs, according to reporting.