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Apple and Samsung Maintain Leadership Positions in Smartphone Competitive Assessment

The updated Enterprise Smartphone Competitive Assessment from ABI Research concludes that, overall, Apple is number one, followed closely by Samsung; BlackBerry maintains its third place ranking.


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Glass Innovation: Glass Helps Solar Cells Keep Cool

Solar cell performance may be improved by a passive cooling system.

Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells: keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday sun.


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Cutting Costs in Photovoltaics: Glass Manufacturing

Efficiency gains for photovoltaics may still be captured in the upstream stages of the value chain, such as in glass manufacturing.

Although the costs for solar power have come down considerably, photovoltaics (PVs) are still unable to compete with conventional energy sources.


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Glass Works: Glass Container Industry Pursues Sustainability Goal

Recycled content used in the glass container industry continues to grow.

Recognizing the need to protect the environment and conserve valuable energy resources, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) announced in December 2008 that its member companies were committed to using at least 50% recycled glass in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars by 2013.


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Large-Scale Enterprises Lead Automotive Glass Market in China

A recent report from Research and Markets, “Research on Automotive Glass Market in China, 2014-2018,” analyzes China's automotive glass industry in terms of current market status, supply and demand, competition landscape, and business performance of major enterprises both home and abroad.


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glasstec 2014 to Feature Comprehensive Ancillary Program

In addition to the product presentation by the more than 1,150 exhibitors, glasstec 2014, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, will feature a wide-ranging ancillary program geared toward each visitor target audience (mechanical engineering, manufacturing, crafts, architecture/construction, window/façade and solar sectors).


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Donated PPG Glass Helps Facility Save Energy

PPG Industries recently donated SOLARBAN® 67, SOLARBRONZE® and SUNGATE® 500 glasses to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility.


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Commercial Applications on the Rise for Smart Glass

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the smart glass market was worth $1.6 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2020, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% from 2014 to 2020.


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AGC to Enhance Float Glass Production in Indonesia

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced that it has decided to invest approximately ¥16 billion (~$149 million) in PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (AMG), one of AGC’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, and set up a state-of-the-art float glass furnace in the country to replace a float furnace at the Jakarta plant.


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Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.


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