Last week, readers were most interested in NSG’s capacity expansion for transparent conductive oxide-coated glass for the solar energy market (NSG to Expand Coated Glass Production Capacity to Support Solar Energy Market): “NSG Group plans to invest a total of approximately 38 billion yen (approximately $348.3 million) in the expansion of production capacity for online transparent conductive oxide (TCO) coated glass to support the growing solar energy market. The investment will fund the upgrade and restart of a currently dormant float line in Vietnam and the construction of a new glass production facility in the U.S. over the next three years. Manufactured with online coating technology, in which a conductive oxide on the glass surface is formed during its passage through the float line, NSG’s TCO glass is reportedly durable with a wide range of applications.
“The expanded global production capacity for TCO glass is expected to accelerate a shift in the company’s product portfolio toward value-added products while supporting a long-term supply agreement with First Solar, a leading provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems.”
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Top 5 Hottest News Stories for May 27–June 2
1. NSG to Expand Coated Glass Production Capacity to Support Solar Energy Market
2. Vesuvius Invests in Finland-Based Sapotech
3. Lone Star Funds to Acquire Imerys Roofing Division
4. O-I Announces Plant Closure in Atlanta
5. Bosch Licenses Kyocera’s Haptic Feedback Technology for Automotive Applications
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