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On-line glass knowledge centre

Guardian Glass has launched a digital version of its GlassTime handbook, a valuable tool for architects, glass processors and cladders to learn about glass and how to build with it.

As a glass technical manual and encyclopedia, GlassTime is described as the ultimate online glass reference guide for the glass community. Previously only available in printed format, the digital version is interactive, easier to navigate and contains information that can be updated as needed. The content is developed by Guardian Glass experts using feedback from customers and other glass influencers.

Published: 
03/10/2019

Glazing industry award recognition

Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd has been listed as a finalist for Commercial Project of the Year in the G19 Awards for its installation at Slimming Word’s headquarters. The installation, recognised by the glazing industry awards programme, was part of an £8.5 million renovation scheme at the weight loss organisation’s Derbyshire, UK workspace.

Published: 
03/10/2019

Smart glazing reduces energy costs

Saint-Gobain’s manufacturer of smart dynamic glass, SageGlass has released the results of an energy study conducted in partnership with SCHEELS, a sporting goods and entertainment chain, with 27 stores in 12 US states. The study compared electricity usage at two SCHEELS locations and found that the store featuring SageGlass, in addition to enhanced building automation HVAC controls, better insulation and LED lighting, benefitted from a 73% reduction in electricity consumption. This reduction resulted in $487,193 of energy cost savings in the store’s first year of operation.

Published: 
03/10/2019

20% sales growth recorded by inspection solutions specialist

It has been an exceptional year for IRIS Inspection machines, recording a 20% improvement in sales for 2019. Growing global demand for the company’s non-contact glass container inspection technology has required manufacturing capacity to be doubled during the final quarter at IRIS headquarters on the outskirts of Lyon. This expansion has been made possible by the acquisition of additional premises and the relocation of production/assembly operations last year and by hiring additional, multi-lingual engineers.

Published: 
03/10/2019

Verallia launches initial public offering

Verallia launched its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Compartment A) this week. The objective of this initiative is to enable the company to increase its visibility among customers and partners, while also providing greater flexibility to seize future growth opportunities. Europe’s leading producer of glass packaging for beverages and food, Verallia is also Latin America’s second largest producer.

Published: 
26/09/2019

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