Canada Rejects Chinese Float Glass Plant

Canada Rejects Chinese Float Glass Plant

The Township of Guelph-Eramosa in Canada voted to reject a Xinyi Holdings glass plant on the night of July 16th. Concerns of water use for the plant were cited among the factors that lead to the decision. The proposed 2 million square-foot factory was expected to use...
5 Best Glass Buildings in America

5 Best Glass Buildings in America

The United States has been a hub of architecture, engineering, and design since it became a nation. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Gehry, there have been many excellent archtects that have pushed modern design forward. In this post we will explore the best glass...
A Look Back on the History of Glass

A Look Back on the History of Glass

As we plow forward in the glass industry at Barrett Limited, we constantly look for new innovations, for more efficient ways to deliver quality products to our partners and customers. However, while looking forward is important, it is important to remember that...
What is Chemical Tempering?

What is Chemical Tempering?

We’ve discussed tempered glass before, but so far we’ve only discussed the process of thermal tempering, or tempering using heat. This is not the only type of tempering available in the glass industry, however. Recently, chemical tempering has been on the rise in the...

Routes to Market Pt. 4: Solar

Over the past few posts, we’ve been exploring the world of glass and how it can go from being a pile of sand to a windshield or an ornamental rocking chair. We’ve gone through automotive glass, building glass, and the overall process of how to make glass. This time,...

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