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Retainagroup provides marking products to the glass industry including a unique marking fluid and laser units.
As in 2016, Sparklike will also be participating in this year's Engineered Transparency, where Sparklike's Sales Director, Mr. Mauri Saksala will be presenting the paper Independent Testing of Sparklike Laser™ – Non-destructive Insulating Glass Gas Fill Analyser.
The Gimav Studies Centre releases official data on the sector: the growth trend continues for the 8th consecutive year.
Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of TL 3.1 billion and a net profit of TL 569 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. The Group's consolidated EBITDA reached TL 907 million for the same period.
Vitro Glass-commissioned survey first to gauge general contractors’ demands, expectations of glazing contractors, glass fabricators and glass manufacturers.
The 2017 annual report of Şişecam Group, was awarded the "Bronze" prize in ARC (Annual Report Competition), one of the world's most prestigious annual report competitions and organized by MerComm this year for the 32nd time.
H.B. Fuller | Kömmerling forced to raise prices for Insulating Glass sealants with immediate effect due to substantial raw material cost escalation.
The Glass & Facade Technology research group has inaugurated a novel test facility called MATELab, developed by PhD student Luna-Navarro and Dr. Mauro Overend in collaboration with Permasteelisa, Arup and the Centre for Digital Built Britain.
The Glass and Glazing Federation has released its Annual Report 2018 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for the year ending 31st December 2017.
Yesterday they were placed, several so-called 'smart windows' with glass by Scheuten in the new head office of developer Physee in Delft.
WDMA is strongly criticizing the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs, 10% for the remainder of 2018 and increasing to 25% in 2019, on a list of products from China. WDMA is concerned the new tariffs will do more harm to the U.S. economy than good.
On the morning of August 30th, Peng Shou, president of China National Building Material Company Limited and board chairman of Triumph Group, met with Dr. Dirk Stenkamp, board chairman of TüV NORD Group, and his delegation inthe headquarters of Triumph Group in Beijing.
Yesterday, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) issued a statement on this week’s news regarding developments with Mexico on a potential trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
On August 15th, Deng Yeji, President and CEO of US-Asia Links, and his delegation visited Bengbu city, Anhui province for inspecting the investment environment.
Şişecam Group’s consolidated net sales reached TL 6.8 billion in the first half of 2018, with an increase by 24% compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the next few years, the China’s window door and facade industry will gradually enter a relatively flat development period. The market gradually reveals two major trends which support the total market volume to remain stable.

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glassonweb.com contacted the major players in the flat glass industry, asking for their statements regarding the Brexit vote results and how they see it affecting the near future of the European glass and construction markets.
A new method of manufacturing glass could lead to the production of ‘designer glasses’ with applications in advanced photonics, whilst also facilitating industrial scale carbon capture and storage.
A new report has confirmed that the World Health Organization has warned that a post-antibiotic era, where basic healthcare becomes far more dangerous due to risk of infection during routine operations, could arrive this century unless something drastic is done.
Was Fukushima like Chernobyl? There are those who say yes, and those who lean toward no. That is, from a purely technical point of view. But, in the eyes of the media, or of people’s awareness in general, the difference is huge.
In the design of interior spaces, glass is taking on an increasingly prevalent role. Offering numerous new products, innovative refining techniques and stepped-up information activities, the glass industry has successfully opened the door to this major market segment.

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