Taiwan Glass: start-up of mass production of low-E glass

Glass manufacturer Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp., recently announced that it has started mass production of its low-E glass at different production sites, including Taicang (Jiangsu Province) and Chengdu (S…

Glass manufacturer Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp., recently announced that it has started mass production of its low-E glass at different production sites, including Taicang (Jiangsu Province) and Chengdu (Sichuan Province), China. Moreover, the company“s plants in Taiwan“s Changhua Costal Industrial Zone and Tianjiang and Guangdong Province of China are scheduled to start producing the new glass in the second or/and third quarter, the company said. In 2011, Taiwan Glass“ total production capacity for low-E glass is expected to grow six times to about 36 million square meters from about five million square meters now. According to industrial sources, the central government of China has required all newly-built buildings to adopt more than 50% energy-saving glass, and, therefore, all major glassmakers have been aggressively installing capacities for such product. Taiwan Glass, for example, has begun investing to expand capacity for energy-saving glass to get and increase business opportunities in China“s building-material market. And, thanks to the continuous flow of orders, Taiwan Glass is expected to become the second-largest energy-saving glass supplier in China over the next year.