Articles Tagged with ''sustainability''

PPG Fiber Glass Sells Interest in Fiber Glass Joint Venture

May 13, 2013
PPG Fiber Glass recently announced it has sold its 50% interest in the PPG-Devold fiber glass joint venture to Hexagon Devold.
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On the Cutting Edge: Electric Wheelchairs Run on Solar Energy

Solar modules are generating energy to charge electric wheelchairs.
May 1, 2013

Kyocera Corp. recently announced that a solar project using the company’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of 10 inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are driven exclusively using solar power.


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Glass Works: State Legislative Activity for Recycling Ramps Up

May 1, 2013

Over 40 state legislatures convened in the first quarter of 2013 and, as in previous years, they are actively introducing legislation that has the potential to impact the glass container industry and glass bottle recycling.


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Harper Receives Contract for Rotary Thermal Treatment System

April 17, 2013
Harper International recently announced it was selected by U.S. Demil LLC (USD) for the design of a new continuous indirect rotary thermal treatment unit (TTU) for demilitarization processing of munitions.
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Johns Manville Releases Sustainability Report

April 11, 2013

Johns Manville recently announced the publication of its 2012 Sustainability Report, “We Build Environments.”


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PPG’s Fiber Glass Business Receives Wind Energy Certification

April 1, 2013
PPG Industries recently announced its fiber glass business has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
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NAHB Study Finds Consumers Prefer Brick

March 21, 2013
A new study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economics & Housing Policy Group finds that consumers prefer genuine clay brick exteriors on a national scale.
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Owens Corning, BASF and TenCate Partner for Thermoplastic Automotive Composites

March 20, 2013
Owens Corning recently announced its inclusion in a strategic alliance with BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites.
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U.S. Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion

March 13, 2013
Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11% annually to $86.6 billion, according to a new study.
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Using Windows to Generate Electricity

A new electricity-generating coating is capable of generating electricity on glass.
March 1, 2013

Over the years, glass building components such as windows have evolved from simply providing a transparent barrier against the outside environment to fundamentally altering design aesthetics and facilitating energy conservation through the reduction of energy and operating costs.


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