Sharda Glass Inc. of New Jersey Says it’s
Unaffected by UK Sale
Amid reports that the United Kingdom (UK)-based Sharda Glass
Ltd. recently was sold to CCPE Architectural Glass Ltd., officials at
Sharda Glass Inc. in Glassboro, N.J., say they remain unaffected by the
“Sharda Glass Inc., based in Glassboro N.J., is still operating as normal
without any effect from the British company, with projects already completed
and major projects in the process of production,” says Tony De Witt, managing
partner of Sharda Glass Inc.
He adds, “With the existing and completed projects undertaken by Sharda
Glass Inc., our full range of services originally provided in the UK can
now be sourced in the U.S. with our long-term future established at our
plant in Glassboro.”
The company’s U.S. operation is now a DuPont-certified laminator. According
to De Witt, the certification was approved for a Philadelphia City Authority
project where they will provide 90 No. panels for an all glass structure
comprised of laminated glass panels 7- by 10-mm thick. The project will
be constructed with Pilkington Optiwhite, DuPont Sentryplus interlayers
and the panels will be 18-feet, 11 inches by 4-feet, 11-inches. Each panel
will weigh 3,337 pounds upon completion. In addition, the panels have
a stepped edge to interlock between the vertical walls and roof panels.
Thomson Reuters Honors AGC for Global Innovation
Thomson Reuters named AGC a 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator. This program
identifies and honors corporations and institutions that are at the heart
of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics:
overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the
portfolio and patent influence as evidence by citations, according to
Dwyer Group Gains New Glass Doctor Franchisees
The Dwyer Group, which owns the Glass Doctor franchise brand, completed
11 new Glass Doctor franchise agreements late last year. Glass Doctor
was also ranked 281 on the Next 300 list of global franchises determined
by world-wide sales by Franchise Times®.
Sage Awarded 300th Patent for Electrochromic Dynamic
Faribault, Minn.-based Sage Electrochromics was recently granted its 300th
patent for its SageGlass® dynamic glazing technology. In its latest round
of patent filings, the company had 18 new patents issued in the United
States and Europe. The patents cover a range of product and process technologies
for manufacturing dynamic glass.
Sage’s 300th milestone patent covers “lamination of an electrochromic
device.” It was granted in Europe and will be applied in eight European
“It’s fitting that we hit the 300 patent mark with a breakthrough next-generation
electrochromic device patent,” says Dr. Alan McLenaghan, CEO. “The market
is reaching a tipping point as we improve our ability to manufacture significant
volumes of large architectural-size glass at an affordable cost for the
Curbell Plastics Cited for Environmental Excellence
Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Curbell Plastics Inc. received an Environmental
Excellence Award by the International Association of Plastics Distribution
(IAPD). The company was cited in the “Most Improved” category for its
continued dedication to environmentally responsible practices.
Cristacurva is now an Onyx Solar distributor in Texas,
Oklahoma and Louisiana … Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products as
well as Tristar Glass have agreed to fabricate and distribute the
RavenWindow technology from Denver-based RavenBrick. Aldora will
serve the Southeastern U.S., while Tristar will offer the technology to
the Southwestern market … Research Frontiers Inc. has licensed
Brazilian architectural glass fabricator Mecanica de Vidros Industria
E Comercio Ltda. to offer SPD-Smart architectural products such as
SPD-Smart doors, windows, partitions and skylights in Brazil.
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