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2013-06-19 08:30:56

- Non-woven investment to focus on opportunities in the building materials market TOLEDO, Ohio, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a $130 million investment in North America to expand its global glass non-wovens business. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability, and research and...

2013-06-17 12:22:06

The International Window Film Association Offers Common Sense Tips for Window Security and Peace of Mind this Summer WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is offering common sense tips to protect homeowners from becoming either a crime or health statistic this summer. The nonprofit group points out that glass windowpanes that surround a home's entryway and exterior create an inviting target for thieves, and with summer weather...

2013-06-17 08:23:01

DUBLIN, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7b3v2b/global_liquid) has announced the addition of the "Global Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) market (2013-2018) by Application (Consumer electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Military, Optical 3D measurement, Medical), Product (Projectors, HUD & HMD) and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC & ROW)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7b3v2b/global_liquid ]...

2013-06-13 16:27:26

CHAMBERY, France, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) introduced a new glass-based solution for construction, transportation and pipe rehabilitation during the Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt, June 11-13. Owens Corning is a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems with specialization in glass based non-woven solutions and the most complete range of coated & uncoated technologies. Samples of veils, fabrics, mats and end-use applications...

2013-06-12 23:03:49

Egan pioneers the use of Gorilla Glass in the office furniture market with the launch of the world´s thinnest, lightest, toughest, clearest glass markerboard. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Egan Visual and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced the release of EganAero markerboards, the world´s premiere line of glass markerboards leveraging the unique properties of Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The announcement came in at NeoCon, North America´s largest design...

2013-06-12 12:33:48

GLEN ALLEN, Va., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, "Worldwide Smart Windows Markets 2013-2020." This report analyzes and forecasts opportunities for smart (self-dimming) windows in residential buildings, commercial real estate, automobiles and trucks, aircraft and public transportation. It also includes more than 70 exhibits providing detailed market projections - in both value and volume (square meters) terms --...

2013-06-12 08:30:46

DUBLIN, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xhr3q7/research_report) has announced the addition of the "Research Report on China's Glass Industry, 2012-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xhr3q7/research_report ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Glass and the processed products are widely used in construction,...

2013-06-12 08:29:11

THUNDERBEAT Recognized as Breakthrough Innovative Technology by Leading Group Purchasing Organization CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today that its THUNDERBEAT Advanced Energy Platform has been added to the Surgical Energy agreement with Premier. This award is a result of a "Breakthrough Technology" process where...

Gorilla Glass For Cars
2013-06-12 04:48:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gorilla Glass is probably best known as the (somewhat) impervious cover of approximately 1.5 billion smartphone screens. According to Corning, the company could soon be shipping the mighty glass to automakers, which would be looking to take advantage of its lighter weight and soundproofing capabilities. A Gorilla Glass equipped car would theoretically offer a quieter ride with better gas mileage. In comments made after MIT...

2013-06-10 16:29:09

ROANOKE, Va., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC®") today announced that it will release its second quarter of fiscal year 2013 results on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. The second quarter results are for the three-month and six-month periods ended April 30, 2013. The Company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888)...


Latest Glass Reference Libraries

Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

0_c9f119bd1739cac7e9201375dbb5f33d
2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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