Glass Shortages Could End This Year

Glass shortages were a major problem for the fenestration sector last year. Of course, much of the entire supply chain was under immense pressure and 2021 was littered with shortages of all sorts of products, from PVCu profile, hardware, decorative glass, spacer bars and more. Seemingly, nothing was spared. However, I feel like hope [...]

By |2022-01-23T23:02:00+00:00January 23rd, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Calls For Help As Pilkington Energy Bills Rise To £8m Per Month

As we sift through the conveyor belt of crazy news headlines, the major issue that is affecting all of us is the cost of living and the energy crisis. Whether you are a homeowner or a business, you cannot have escaped the fact that keeping your lights on, your rooms warm and the factories [...]

By |2022-01-13T23:08:53+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Saint-Gobain Completes Eggborough Float Line Upgrades

In positive news for UK fenestration, Saint-Gobain has announced that their project to upgrade their float line facility at Eggborough is now complete. They have released an article on their website in the last few weeks reporting on the completion of the float line upgrades, alongside a video. Here is what their statement says: [...]

By |2021-12-05T22:34:04+00:00December 5th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Latest Plimsoll Report Fires Warning On UK Glass Production

A worrying new report from Plimsoll, a global research and analysis business, has published a new report which says that there is significant trouble ahead for UK glass production. This warning comes on the back of sustained problems with glass supply in the UK, and a backdrop of supply chain problems that have affected [...]

By |2021-11-02T09:49:34+00:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Morley Glass Triples Post-Consumer Glass Recycling Capacity

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass: The UK’s largest manufacturer of Screenline integral blinds will be recycling more post-consumer glass and supporting more local good causes than ever following the installation of a new state of the art automated machinery to process waste glass collected from Uni-Blinds® installers. The new plant commissioned [...]

By |2021-10-14T12:32:30+01:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, Glass, Morley Glass, recycling|

Guardian Glass Plant Repairs And Upgrades Will Be Finished This Month

At long last, some good news on the glass front. According to Guardian Glass, repairs and upgrades at their facility in Goole are due to be completed this month. They released a statement on their website yesterday to give a progress report on the state of play at their plant in East Yorkshire, and [...]

By |2021-10-08T14:42:21+01:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Glass|

This Is How Much You Actually Save By Recycling Glass

Recycling is going to play a massive part in the fenestration sector's efforts to reach net zero. PVCu recycling has continued to grow at a good clip, but one area that I believe needs massive improvement is glass recycling. Glass is pretty simple to recycle, yet the number of companies that have taken to [...]

By |2021-10-07T16:18:13+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, Glass, recycling|

The Growth Potential For Integral Blinds Remains Huge

Our sector, like others, always looks for new products and niches where we think there could be major potential for growth. Whilst it's always exciting to be on the lookout for something new, it's easy to forget what is already available and what existing products still have huge potential. For me, this is where [...]

By |2021-08-25T23:54:59+01:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

New AM-III Glass As Hard As Diamonds Developed In China

Scientists in China have developed a new type of glass, called AM-III, which is so hard it can leave s scratch on a diamond. We are used to saying this the other way round, that diamonds could cut glass. Well, this new type of glass can leave deep scratches in diamonds. It doesn't look [...]

By |2021-08-15T22:59:06+01:00August 15th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

When Will The Glass Shortage End?

Deliveries delayed? Missing items? It's probably because of glass. There is an acute glass shortage right now, and it's really beginning to bite. It's not as if this is a surprise, it has been forecast by pretty much anyone in glass for months. But that doesn't make it less disruptive. So the question is, [...]

By |2021-07-15T00:11:58+01:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Saint-Gobain’s New Glass Furnace Reaches Halfway Point

Saint-Gobain's new glass furnace, currently being built in Eggborough, North Yorkshire, has reached the halfway point. This is an important milestone for the company and the supply of glass in the UK against a backdrop of shortages that are getting worse and causing disruption throughout the supply chain. This is the statement that has [...]

By |2021-07-13T23:19:16+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Tornado Strikes Pellini Blinds Factory in Czech Republic

There was devastating news last week as a rare tornado in the Czech Republic struck the town of Hodonin. Unfortunately, five lives were lost in the extreme weather incident, with more than 100 injured. The tornado also hit the CZ Pellini factory, causing massive damage. It is also reported that a number of workers [...]

By |2021-07-01T22:11:12+01:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Press Glass Secures £227m Financing Agreement

Press Glass have announced that they have secured new £227m bank financing (PLN1.2bn) in order to refinance debt, as well as build two new production plants, one in Lithuania and the other here in the UK. Press Glass statement This is their press release: On June 9, 2021, the Press Glass Group obtained bank [...]

By |2021-06-30T15:16:19+01:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Planning Permission Granted For £54m Glass Futures Development

This is a press release issued by Glass Futures: St Helens Borough Council Planning Committee has today granted planning permission for delivery of the £54million global glass research and innovation facility located at Saints Retail Park. The planning application was prepared and submitted by developer and landowner Network Space, on behalf of not-for-profit research [...]

By |2021-06-02T14:21:39+01:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

These Windows Made With Silver Promise Super-Quick Transition

Technological advances in glass are moving at an incredible pace. Perhaps faster than in any other part of the wider fenestration market. And that innovation continues with a product developed across the pond at Harvard University. Researchers there claim to have developed a new type of glass unit, inclusive of silver sprayed nanowires, which allow [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:39+01:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass, technology|

Could The Solid Roof Market Be Just A Temporary Niche?

I am a massive believer that the rapid rise of the solid roof market was down to the fact that there simply was not a good enough conservatory roof product from the outset. Polycarbonate roofs are way too loud, allow the conservatory to get about as hot as the surface as the sun, and about [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:41+01:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|
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