Job cuts at Viridian – The effect of Chinese imports

A recent article by The Australian has outlined that Chinese imports could be to blame for job cuts at Viridian’s Melbourne glass manufacturing facility. Unfortunately it is a sign of the times as Chinese companies continue to market directly to end users here in Australia. Here are a few examples of the Chinese approach. Example …

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Vandalism causes glass breakage of Newtown shop window

Unfortunately unprovoked property vandalism is still present throughout Sydney. It remains as a constant nuisance to Sydney shopkeepers and also results in inflated insurance premiums. In a recent act of vandalism a Newtown shop was targeted by a yet to be identified vandal who propelled an object through a large shop front window. The impact …

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Advantages of laminated glass

Product description Laminated glass is the combination of two or more sheets of annealed glass laminated together with a PVB interlayer. The result is a product that remains bonded together when broken, which provides a safe environment in homes or commercial building in the event of glass breakage. Applications Doors Windows Sloped over head glazing …

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The advantages of glass pool fencing

Drowning incidents occur in Australia every summer resulting in the death of many young Australian children. It is essential to protect your pool with a pool fence that complies with the current Australian Standards. The installation of a glass pool fence provides a barrier while adding to the visual appeal of the pool. Glass is …

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How laminated glass is manufactured

Laminated glass is a popular type of safety glass used in a variety of applications. There are several factors why laminated glass is more popular in the present time. One vital reason is that when laminated glass is damaged, it resists against breaking into dangerous pieces, rather it forms spider web type cracks on the …

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Dragons 32-10 Charity Shield Victory – The first step in the title defence

In another convincing victory the St George Illawarra Dragons have displayed that they will yet again be the team to beat in the coming 2011 NRL competition. While the team has lost some high profile players such as Jeremy Smith and Neville Costigan, there were encouraging signs with a number of younger players performing well …

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Cyclone Yasi | The dangers of glass in windows & doors

Avoiding damage to glass windows and doors can be a difficult task and in some extreme cases is unavoidable. Although the current Australian Standards for glass in buildings requires stronger and safer glass in cyclone prone areas many older properties still have the original annealed glass. Cyclone Yasi, which is expected to hit the Queensland …

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Frosted & Patterned Glass – A solution for privacy problems

Privacy is very important for your home. Do you think that your house needs more privacy but worried about doing major renovations?  Relax, there is a great alternative to obtain excellent privacy without indulging into huge renovation work. You can install frosted glass or patterned glass for this purpose. Whether it is for your bathroom, …

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