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Housing Industry “Gets Back to Normal”

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In the years following the bust, economic forecasters often used the term, the “long road back to normal” or the “new normal.” In this week’s National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Spring Construction Forecast Robert Denk, NAHB assistant vice president for … Continue reading

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Is North America Ready for IGU Integrated Glass Shading?

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The incorporation of advanced shading into insulating glass units (IGUs) may be more prevalent in Europe than it is in North America, and while market barriers, such as cost do exist, the technology may also present a growth opportunity here, … Continue reading

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Sedak Adds Digital Printing Capabilities

What the company calls “the world’s largest flatbed printer” was installed recently at sedak GmbH & Co. KG’s Gersthofen, Germany location. With the addition, the company now offers digital ceramic-ink screen printing technology for oversize glass formats. “Excellent quality is … Continue reading

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Stamp of Approval

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The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery is a new $66 million addition to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the world’s largest museum gallery dedicated to philately, the study of stamps and postal history. While … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Member Says Laminated Glass Key to School Safety

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A member of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission says laminated glass offers the best chance to keep students safe from predators while at school by providing the valuable time needed until authorities arrive. “The first five to eight minutes is … Continue reading

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PGT Glass Fabrication Expansion Could Bring New Opportunities

PGT Industries is building a new plant that will allow it to increase its glass fabrication capabilities.

Door and window maker PGT Industries took the first steps in greatly expanding its glass-cutting, tempering and laminating abilities when it recently broke ground on a new $15 million glass operations plant. Expected to be completed sometime later this year, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sandy Hook a Year Later

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As the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., approaches, those in the glazing industry say the devastating event has impacted the industry. According to several experts, the types of requests for safety and … Continue reading

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Eastman to Increase Automotive-Grade PVB Prices

Eastman Chemical Company announced a global price increase for automotive grade polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers effective January 1, 2014 or as contracts allow. Price increase announcements for Saflex automotive PVB grades on a square meter, 30g or 0.76mm basis are … Continue reading

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Kuraray to Acquire DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls

DuPont and Kuraray today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for DuPont to sell its Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLS/Vinyls), a part of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, to Kuraray for $543 million (U.S. dollars), plus the value of … Continue reading

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Balance Between Safety and Costs Considered as Midwest Again Hammered by Tornados

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More than 80 tornados ravaged the Midwest on a storm-filled Sunday, leaving six dead and hundreds of destroyed homes in its wake to likely refuel the debate over the balance between safety in homes within the tornado-prone region and escalating … Continue reading

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