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Category Archives: glass industry

Energy Star Fenestration Program in Flux After Federal Scrutiny

This fall the U.S. House passed a government-wide spending bill that funds the Energy Star program at $33 million, which is 53% less than current funding levels. An earlier draft of the budget proposed wiping out the program completely. The future of Energy Star continues to be in flux. Operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Industry 4.0 hot topic at annual Vitrum 2017 in Italy

The Fiera Milano Rho in Italy was recently home to Vitrum 2017, the annual European trade show dedicated to glass processing. According to Vitrum organizers, 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe set up shop at the four-day show, which was visited by about 10,653 registered participants. Most notable was this year’s key theme […]

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Architectural glass walls offering 360-degree views and insulation trending in resort areas

Innovations in glass technology have allowed architects to imagine structures that would have seemed impossible in the past. One of these are glass-encased ski homes with 360-degree views, which are trending in cold-weather resort cities like Wyoming’s Jackson Hole. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, affluent buyers have created a market […]

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CEO Peter Dixen discusses automation in the glass industry in new interview

Machines communicate with one another and smart cars take us home safely. But what is the connection to the modern glass processing industry? In an exclusive interview last month with GLASWELT, A+W CEO Peter Dixen discussed where automation is heading and what glass manufacturers must do to become profitable in the future. Read the full […]

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Flat glass industry expected to more than double over next five years

Good news for the glass industry: The global flat glass market is projected to more than double by 2022. That’s according to a newly-published report by Research and Markets. According to the report, growth between 2016, when the market was worth $92.9 billion, and 2022, when the market is forecasted to be worth $142 billion, […]

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U.S. window, door market to spike 25 percent 2021

The U.S. window and door industry is expected to hit $34 billion in 2021. That’s a 25 percent increase from today where the market is at $27.2 billion. This is according to a new report published in late September by the Freedonia Group, a market research firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. The organization says that […]

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Automation is on the horizon for windows and glass industry

A new study shows that 79 percent of top business leaders in the U.S. say that they plan to incorporate robotics in their processes by 2020. About 82 percent of 300 senior executives plan to implement artificial intelligence (AI) by the same date. The report, by Genpact, a Chicago-based consultancy that works in the digital […]

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Hurricane aftermath show building codes for glass are doing the job

The wrath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma — and now Maria — means disruptions in new construction. But it also means opportunities to assess earlier construction. As Glass Magazine reports, early assessments of Irma damage show that buildings that followed more stringent code requirements — including those for impact glazing — better secured newly built […]

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Final Day at GlassBuild America a chance to show versatility of A+W Software

As Thursday winds down at GlassBuild America, A+W Software has been helping visitors realize their goals. Some visitors to A+W’s booth who expressed interest in growing their business also said that they were wary of the significant costs involved in the Internet of Things — Namely, outfitting their manufacturing facilities with robotics and automation. That’s […]

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A+W plays party host on day two of GlassBuild America!

The extended hours of GlassBuild America helped drive visitors to the floor of Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center late Wednesday. According to A+W Software Marketing Manager Dave Valancius, the majority of people were there to grow their business, conduct business with new prospects, or learn what the future of their industry looks like. Because Hurricane […]

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