We strongly encourage consumers to consider recycling their older, big picture tube
televisions and replace them with an energy efficient Plasma HDTV model.
Serving primarily the North American market, the state-of- the-art facility will manufacture very large screen (31-inch and larger) picture tubes
for Thomson as well as for other television manufacturers.
We've developed an asymmetrical glass panel contour that minimizes the additional glass required to make widescreen HDTV picture tubes
," said Tom Carson, Vice President of Thomson's Americas Tubes Operation.
Also, as previously disclosed, Zenith is investing more than $80 million in the modernization and expansion of its existing color picture tube
plant in Melrose Park, Ill.
The modernization program there also will include automating various components of the existing picture tube
previously announced plan to increase color picture tube
The Buckbee-Mears group is the only North American manufacturer of aperture masks, a key component in color television picture tubes
World's Top Producer of Color Picture Tubes
Develops 1996 Plan
The Melrose Park plant, one of the largest picture tube
operations in North America, currently has the annual capacity to produce 4.
Zenith's Board of Directors has approved (subject to funding) a multi-year, $150 million plan to expand picture tube
production capacity -- including the capability of building larger-screen tubes -- at the company's Melrose Park, Ill.
Thomson has had a long-term presence in Poland since first acquiring controlling interest in the Piasceczno color television picture tube
facility in May 1991.
The complex, which will go into full production in 1996, will manufacture televisions, TV and VCR parts, picture tube
glass, color picture tubes
, cameras, monitors and such home appliances as washing machines and microwave ovens.