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Monthly Archives: August 2017

This year’s GlassBuild an opportunity for your business to grow profits

With GlassBuild America fast approaching, it is time to think about what you’ll get out of it. Namely, how will attending the annual glass, window, and door exposition grow company profits? According to the National Glass Association, GlassBuild’s co-organizer, there are at least five. One is you can add new product lines. More than 450 […]

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Innovative glass blocks designed as source of electricity

Researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. have announced they are developing a new technique using glass blocks that will accelerate the building of net-zero energy buildings and revolutionize the construction industry. The blocks are designed to fit into new building designs or get retrofitted into existing properties. Like traditional glass blocks, they […]

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Flat glass imports to U.S. up this year while exports falling

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that imports of flat glass to the U.S. have increased through the first half of 2017 while exports have decreased during the same time period. Imports totaled $942 million between January and June, which represents a nearly 7 percent increase from the same period in 2016. Flat glass […]

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EPA Wants Your Feedback on Low-E Glass

Glassmakers invested in the green window market need to know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released its first draft of its ENERGY STAR specifications for exterior and interior storm windows. The agency is soliciting feedback from glass manufacturers to help in its revision process. The specification applies to low-emissivity storm windows, […]

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