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Façades the focal point: wafer-thin solar cells transform glass fronts into power plants
Façades the focal point: wafer-thin solar cells transform glass fronts into power plants Cities are eating up an increasing amount of heat and electricity. In order to reduce this consumption, buildings have to become increasingly efficient and integrate more renewable energies. New, printable photovoltaic semi-conductors could help to boost this trend. full story  »

Recovery for Global Photovoltaics Market on the Horizon

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Latest news
Donated Donated PPG glass helps Angels’ Place aging Swissvale facility save energy
Aug-28-14 -  PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) donated SOLARBAN(R) 67, SOLARBRONZE(R) and SUNGATE(R) 500 glasses to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility.

AGC AGC Develops AFLIC™, Specialty Thin Sheet Glass for Architectural Use, by Utilizing Cover Glass Technologies for Smartphone
Aug-28-14 -  AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko) has developed AFLIC™, a specialty thin sheet glass for architectural use, by utilizing its technologies cultivated through the development of cover glass for smartphones and tablets.

Interesting Facts
Laser Laser Pulse turns Glass into a Metal
Aug-28-14 -  For tiny fractions of a second, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, when it is illuminated be a laser pulse. This has been shown by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology. The effect could be used to build logical switches which are much faster than today’s microelectronics.

SWISSPACER SWISSPACER and Solutions UK mark 5 years of successful partnership
Aug-28-14 -  SWISSPACER and Solutions UK have recently celebrated 5 years of partnership. The success of this relationship has contributed strongly to SWISSPACER’s growth in the UK.

Big Big and bold glazing from the Hydraulica 2000-A
Aug-28-14 -  When it comes to installing the biggest glass panels, GGR’s vacuum lifting machines have the power and span required to handle these expensive units with care. Here’s how GGR’s Hydraulica 2000 glass vacuum lifter helped to install some oversized glass panels on two projects in central London recently.


Smart Smart glass shower design
Aug-28-14 -  Designing a perfect bathroom space could be difficult, especially if only limited space is available. A variety of solutions might be simply overwhelming – leaving a customer with the question- which solution is perfect for him?

52 52 dB in acoustic glass portfolio
Aug-28-14 -  We have expanded our portfolio of acoustic glazed units by a new type, which weighted acoustic resistance RW is 52 decibel (dB). In previously offered glazed units offered value of this index never exceeded 51 dB.

SCHOTT SCHOTT Solar CSP Repositions its Receiver Production
Aug-28-14 -  Focus shifts to the glass-metal sealings and R&D in Mitterteich, whereas the receiver production will continue in Spain - SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for solar receivers. In Mitterteich, focus will shift to the glass-metal sealings – one of the key components of the receiver and one of the USP’s of SCHOTT Solar CSP.

VISTAMATIC VISTAMATIC Vision Panels Enhance Natural Daylight in Healthcare
Aug-28-14 -  1Light impacts human health and performance by enabling performance of visual tasks, controlling the body’s circadian system, affecting mood and perception, and by enabling critical chemical reactions in the body.

CRL-U.S. CRL-U.S. Aluminum Introduces New Patent Pending Corner-Loc Corner Construction on Commercial Entrance Doors
Aug-28-14 -  Engineering breakthrough adds substantial strength and unmatched performance to standard commercial aluminum doors.


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