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February 11, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Brave New World of Glass
The global float glass industry at the start of 2014 is one much changed from 10 years ago. During the worldwide recession and its aftermath, production capacity plummeted as manufacturers shuttered glass plants and idled float lines. However, while mature markets suffered, emerging markets began to accelerate. Today, as the global industry—and individual float glass manufacturers—look to adjust to this new world of glass, challenges and opportunities are emerging.
Industry news
Quanex to Sell Nichols Aluminum Business
DFI Partners with Glass Machinery Solutions for U.K. Distribution
MT Group Adds IG Test System
Technoform Expands Production Capacity
Dodge Momentum Index Up 3 Percent in January
Glaston Sales Up 5.7 Percent in 2013
Association News
GANA Launches C. Gregory Carney Legacy Award
People news
Graham Announces New Appointments for 2014
The Dwyer Group Announces Executive Personnel Changes

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Welcome to the New World of Glass
By Katy Devlin

During my 10 years at Glass Magazine, our industry has been rocked by a global recession, transformed by an accelerating green building movement, and altered by a growth explosion in emerging markets. So, it was with great interest that we looked at the changing global primary glass market in the January/February issue.

From the Fabricator: Celebrate the Win, Stay Focused on the Future
By Max Perilstein

Last week the Glass Association of North America held its Annual Conference in Florida. The highlight was the celebratory lap for the group of people that worked so hard on the ASHRAE Window to Wall Ratio issue. However, the major caution that came with the cheers was that “it’s never over” when it comes to attacks on our world; we can’t sit back on our laurels.

Product Spotlight
AA6400/6500 Thermal Window from Kawneer

Kawneer Co. introduced the AA6400/6500 Thermal Window, designed to keep the outside out, according to Kawneer. The thermal window meets the climate challenges of the Canadian market and enables designers to leverage the vision area while maintaining thermal performance and condensation resistance.

Great Glazing
University of Iowa Health Care Ambulatory Care Clinic

Glazing contractor: InterClad, an Egan Co.
Metal framing systems supplier: EFCO Corp.
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries

Sustainability was top of mind for architects of the new ambulatory care clinic at the University of Iowa Health Care facility in Coralville. The clinic addition matches the eco-friendly design of the overall medical campus, utilizing custom vertical sunshades and low-emissivity glass. Read more...

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