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Desire for Personalization and Year-Round Enjoyment; Ushers In New Approaches to Design and Materials.
According to data released from the National Statistics Bureau, the gross output of the flat glass industry is expected to achieve 800 million weight cases for 2017, up 3.36 percent compared to 2016 when a profit reached around RMB 10 billion.
The U.S. window and door industry is expected to hit $34 billion in 2021.
The Irish company Kastus announced a €1.5m investment led by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund.
The largest event for the Iranian solar industry is being expanded to two days.
The fierce competition within the solar and energy storage industries drove conversations among the executives, policymakers and project financers in attendance at the sixth annual Intersolar and ees Summit USA East.
”Knowledge grows when knowledge is shared”
Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the USGBC announced the release of the 2017 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management.
The global Aluminum Curtain Wall market was valued at USD 25.1 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 9.3% during the forecast period.
Will foils, flush casements and specialist products set the new standard for PVC-U or is there a limit to their reach? Kush Patel, Emplas discusses.
Misplaced concerns are deterring some members of the public from carrying out simple renovations to increase the value of their home, research reveals.
Intersolar Europe 2018 is already sending out positive market signals. The exhibition space is already fully booked three months before the start of the event, which is a clear reflection of the growth in photovoltaics (PV) being reported globally.
Şişecam's net sales reaches TL 11.3 billion with an 32% increase in 2017.
The global solar market is booming. Market researchers predict photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 110 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, and competitive PV production is fueling this momentum.
Housing and Planning Minister, Dominic Raab has announced a £45 million cash injection into key community projects across the country, helping to facilitate the building of thousands of new homes.
The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018 expected to draw 4,000 visitors.

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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.