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Saint-Gobain is launching internationally a new highly reflective glass, MIRASTAR® REFLECT.
There is a lot of excitement at RCN for the first shipment of an important laminating project, including a special layout for a glazier company located in Dubai that needs to laminate large glass sizes.
Flat glass manufacturers’ decarbonisation efforts under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial manufacturing conference.
Improving sorting and quality of the end-of-life automotive glass pieces could provide a new source of recycled glass for flat glass manufacturing.
Glass recycling can offer many environmental and economic benefits, provided a proper framework enables the collection and sorting of high-quality materials.
UL, a global safety science leader, is the latest company to come on board for this year’s Glazing Summit, which takes place on Tuesday, October 18 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.
A strategic appointment to strengthen ties with South America and reaffirm Made in Italy in the world
An adequate and reliable design of the building structure is today more than necessary.
To optimally leverage the production resources of a tempering furnace, the bedload must strictly comply with production and quality requirements.
Glass for Europe reacted to today’s vote on the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme and the proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism with a video message from its Secretary General, Bertrand Cazes.
The new end fired furnace, which produces container glass in the colours amber and green, was finally successfully commissioned at the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Work is on schedule at the £54million Glass Futures Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens with the steelwork structure now completed.
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition is back at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg as a one-off “summer edition” from 12-15 July 2022.
International Architecture Congress on 22 September 2022

Articles

In the second episode of #AskGlaston Flat Tempering Series, we will talk about the new solution to estimate the stress level in glass – online.
This first episode is devoted to the white haze phenomenon – one of the most asked about issues in the history of #AskGlaston.
This latest Glastory blog by Miika Äppelqvist is dealing with the areas of the tempering process that can be improved to make operations more efficient.
Industrial manufacture of solar building components and their integration into the building planning process
Industry demand for impeccable glass quality has increased notably over the last years. Customer expectations run high, forcing glass processors to strive for ever-stricter quality control and ensure minimal rejection rates for finished products.
The most common quality issues that arise in tempered glass are roller waves, glass distortion, bad anisotropy and white haze. In this post, we want to focus on white haze and ways to control it.
The use of new generation thin, lightweight and damage-resistant glass, originally conceived for electronic displays, is moving its first steps in the built environment, in particular for adaptive and movable skins and façades.
In 2015, the bold concept of a curvy tower at 252 East 57th Street, New York, was presented to an audience at the Glass Performance Days conference. At that time, building construction was just beginning, and no one was certain such a novel idea could be realized.
This poetry in architecture, one of the most advanced structures in the Nordic countries, Oodi Library exalts the very elements of glass, wood and steel that work in balance as a free-standing masterpiece. 
After seaming, grinding glass edges is another important work step in glass edge processing. The process is primarily used to remove overbreaks and underbreaks at the edges and to process the glass sheets to size.
In glass edge processing, cutting the glass sheet is directly followed by the seaming process. Fully unprocessed glass edges exhibit overbreaks and underbreaks, conchoidal fractures, as well as micro-cracks along the broken edge.
The paper illustrates the design project of the main laminated glass balustrade of a steel staircase installed in the historical Margherita Theatre in Livorno, Italy.

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