Volume 41, Issue 5 - May 2006
SCHOTT to Build New Thin-Film
The facility will manufacture thin film solar electricity modules based on amorphous silicon, which are integrated into glazing applications such as windows, roofs and façades. Used in this manner, they allow for interesting architectural approaches in conjunction with environmentally-friendly generation of energy [products], according to the company. In addition, smaller thin-film modules are used to supply power in consumer electronic products, such as solar powered watches, backyard lights and electrical appliances.
Glaverbel Expands Production in Novosibirsk
Asahi to Build Plant Line in Taiwan
To meet demand for Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics planned 7.5G plant, which is scheduled to begin mass production in the second quarter of 2007, the substrate maker plans to build a 7.5G substrate plant at Tree Valley Park, an LCD TV industrial park near Tainan Science Park, the sources said.
The glass substrate maker will also add another 6G production line, the sources indicated, though the location was not disclosed.
The subsidiary currently has two furnaces in central Taiwan, with current production lines at the facilities including two 4G, four 5G and one 6G glass substrate lines. After the capacity is added from the third plant, the overall capacity of its three plants in Taiwan will reach 12 million units.
Pilkington to Help Build Glass Factory in Kazakhstan
“We signed an agreement in late January to form a joint venture for the glass project. Investment will total $200 million USD. This will be the biggest industrial project in the country with a very well-known world company,” said Zeinulla Kakimzhanov, head of the fund, to the upper house of Kazakhstan’s parliament.
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