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Latest Glass Industry News, kindly provided by Glass International.

Glass International are members of British Glass and offer readers the latest news from across the hollow, container, flat, and speciality glassmaking industry. Glass International is the official media partner for the global Glassman events. It publishes 10 hard-copy versions a year, free digital versions of the magazine and a free weekly newsletter emailed to its database.

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Vitro approves acquisition of PPG

Vitro has approved the acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business for $755 million. The Mexican glassmaker said its shareholders had agreed to the proposal at an Ordinary Shareholde...

28 Sep 2016


Thai Malaya Glass chooses Sorg and EME

The new batch plant for Thai Malaya Glass (TMG) is being built for furnace SB4 with a capacity of 300 t/d and ready for future expansion. The plant is being built as a modern tower concept for flint, green and amber glass. Included in th...

27 Sep 2016


Verallia proposes heat-sealable glass jars with see-through lids

European glass container manufacturer, Verallia, has launched an innovation that makes it possible to use see-through lids with heat-sealable glass jars. Heat-sealable glass containers are generally used for yoghurts, puddings or soluble...

27 Sep 2016


Swedish food and drinks delegation visits Ardagh Irvine

A large delegation from the Swedish food and drinks industry visited Ardagh Glass in Irvine, UK to study modern methods of glass bottle manufacturing and inspect the new furnace and produc...

27 Sep 2016


O-I gives $20,000 grant to glass industry trade groups

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) have received a $20,000 grant from the O-I Charities Foundation. The money will be used to support outreach programmes and provide trave...

26 Sep 2016


glasstec 2016 welcomes visitors from over 100 countries

Despite a slight drop in visitor numbers compared to the 2014 event, this year’s glasstec welcomed visitors from an increased number of countries, confirming its reputation as the international meeting place for all facets of the global gl...

26 Sep 2016


Sorg relaunches website with new corporate design

Nikolaus Sorg has implemented a new corporate design. Aspects of this were already visible in 2016 glass magazine ads. Now a new website, company slogan and initial brochures are live....

26 Sep 2016


Kibing set to increase investment in Malaysia

China’s largest glass manufacturer Kibing is planning to increase its investment in Malaysia by 100% to US$400milion  (RM1.6bil) and to set up its overseas headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Group chairman Ge Wenyao recently told M...

20 Sep 2016


O-I bottle literally rocks

O-I has created a bottle for a US micro-distillery that roc...

20 Sep 2016


Pilkington rolls out second edition of Glass in Architecture

Pilkington UK, part of the NSG Group, will ...

19 Sep 2016


Lisec completes second acquisition this month

Flat glass processing group Lisec has completed the acquisition of fellow Austrian company Schraml Glastechnik. Schraml Glastechnik was established in 1963 as a glazier’s work...

16 Sep 2016


Ardagh at Brau Beviale 2016

Following on from the Ardagh Group’s recent e...

16 Sep 2016


Gerreshemier to sell its laboratory glassware business

Gerresheimer is to sell its laboratory glassware business to a private equity investor. It said the sale was part of an effort to focus on delivery devices and pharmaceutical pack...

16 Sep 2016


Friends of Glass guide aims to boost household glass recycling

Friends of Glass and Recycle Now have released an online glass recycling resource pack for local authorities and waste businesses. The Glass Recycling Resource Pack provides was...

15 Sep 2016


Lisec completes Glastronic acquisition

Austrian flat glass processing group Lisec has acquired Glastronic, a part of the Jüllich Group. Via the newly acquired company Lisec will exclusively purchase used Lisec machines, ...

15 Sep 2016


Zecchetti palletisers set to improve operations at Beatson Clark

The installation of a new twin palletiser on Beatson Clark’s amber glass lines is set to make production faster and more flexible. The South Yorkshire, UK glass manufactur...

15 Sep 2016


Glassonweb launches new website

Glassonweb.com has launched its updated website, which offers a new design, and services such as articles and a forum feature. The website can be visited here:

15 Sep 2016


Heye customer satisfaction survey

Heye International is requesting people take part in its customer satisfaction survey. It only takes a few minutes and for every completed survey, Heye will donate &...

14 Sep 2016


Sorg Keramik Services appoints Managing Director

The Sorg group has welcomed Dr Arjen Steiner as the new Managing Director of Sorg Keramik Services (SKS). SKS represents a group of companies in the Sorg organisation responsible for ...

14 Sep 2016


GPS appoints Metaglobal as its Iberian sales representative

Glasproduktions-Service (GPS) has appointed Metaglobal as its exclusive sales representative for Portugal and Spain. Metaglobal...

13 Sep 2016


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