Volume 46, Issue 3 - April 2011


Guardian to Build Second Float Glass Plant in Russia
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Guardian Industries Corp. has announced plans to build a float glass manufacturing plant in Krasny Sulin, Russia. The company says the $220 million plant will be its largest, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater.

The Rostov plant will produce Guardianís high-performance, energy-efficient SunGuard® and ClimaGuard® glass products. The plant is expected to begin operation in mid-2012, based on fulfillment of all incentives and agreements with local authorities, and will initially create 300 new jobs.

Located 594 miles from Moscow along the Azov Sea, Rostov has sufficient natural resources, a large workforce and a well-developed transportation infrastructure.

Fenzi Launches Production of Butylver in China
The Fenzi Group announced that its new production line for polyisobutylene-based sealant (PIB), Butylver, inaugurated at the end of October 2010, is now in full swing. Fenzi China Paints and Sealants Co. Ltd., the groupís Chinese facility, which opened in June 2006, embarked on an expansion project in early 2010, adding 14,000 square meters, to house production of Tempver and Butylver, and provide greater warehouse capacity.

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