GlobalUpdate  
Supertall Jeddah Tower to  
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Use 400,000 m of Glass  
evelopers of Jeddah Tower, the Neutral 60 coated glass products.  
soon-to-be world’s tallest build-  
ing, selected Guardian Glass for of the Jeddah Tower required us to care-  
the project. fully work with the business team to se-  
“The unprecedented size and height  
D
The more than $1.2 billion super- lect a glass system that offers a balance  
tall structure, also known as Kingdom between energy savings and light trans-  
Tower, is slated for completion in 2019. mission,” says Middle East and Africa  
It is set to break world records for tall- general manager Mohammad Al Ibra-  
est building, highest occupied floor, him.“For that reason,we have combined  
highest architectural top, highest tip two of our most popular and reliable  
and highest sky terrace.  
Guardian SunGuard products that we are  
Guardian Glass will provide more confident will offer the best performance  
than 400,000 square meters, the area without compromising aesthetics.”  
of approximately 55 football fields, of  
The skyscraper’s circular glass-  
glass to meet the building’s complex floored sky terrace, located more than  
energy and performance requirements. 2,000 feet above ground level, will also Guardian Glass will supply more than  
The double-glazed system will use be supplied by Guardian Glass.  
400,000 square meters of glass for  
SunGuard Silver 20 and SunGuard  
The glass will be manufactured at the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia,  
which will soon be the tallest building  
in the world.  
the Al Jubail Guardian plant, then de-  
livered to the UAAC factory in Jeddah,  
where it will be fabricated.  
AGC Upgrades Cuneo Facility  
fter a three-month cold repair  
process and an approximate Fenzi Names  
A
$29 million investment, AGC Business in Poland  
Flat Glass Italia inaugurated its new  
float line in Cuneo, Italy.  
Fenzi Group’s newly-named busi-  
ness in southern Poland, Fenzi Polska,  
formalized its merger with Kadmar, a  
chemical company in Jaworzno,Poland.  
“Poland has consistently been a very  
appealing market for international glass  
industry businesses,” says Alessandro  
Fenzi, the group’s CEO. “The decision  
to invest in Kadmar, a production and  
logistic base of paramount importance  
in the area,was most certainly rewarded  
with a major increase in business, even  
in the last few months. And a general  
increase in sales across the entire range  
of products, in Poland and in the neigh-  
boring countries once again proves  
the strategic validity of our decision to  
focus on quality.” n  
The upgraded float line will in-  
crease the plant’s capacity while  
reducing energy consumption by 25  
percent, according to a release from  
the company. This will lead to a re-  
duction in atmospheric emissions,  
with 50 percent less carbon monox-  
ide, 14 percent less carbon dioxide  
After a cold repair process of three and 30 percent less nitrogen oxides,  
months and an investment of around the company states.  
$
29 million, AGC Flat Glass Italia  
“This operation will increase  
officially inaugurated its new float our competitiveness on the mar-  
line in Cuneo in early November.  
ket,” says Takuya Shimamura, AGC  
Group president and CEO. “Such a  
development will allow us to reach two aims: supporting our leadership with  
high-performance products and contributing to a sustainable future.”  
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