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O-I cuts 28 staff at Perrysburg site

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has eliminated 28 jobs in its information technology department at its Perrysburg, USA campus, with some of the work set to move to its IT centre in Poznan, Poland. ...

28 Mar 2017

Verallia invests over €20m modernising Oiry plant

Surrounded by many Champagne-producing customers, Jean-Pierre Floris, chairman and CEO of the

27 Mar 2017

Moldova’s Glass Container Company commissions Talos bypass conveyor

Glass Container Company (GCC), a glass bottle and jar manufa...

27 Mar 2017

Şişecam’s net sales increase 13.5%

Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of TL 8.4 billion (roughly US$2.3 billion) and a net profit of more than TL 1 billion (roughly US$2.8 million) for the full-year 2016. The Group's total investments reached TL 1.2 billi...

27 Mar 2017

Guardian Glass Thailand celebrates milestones with customer appreciation event

Guardian Glass recently welcomed more than 200 guests to a community and customer celebration at its Rayong, Thailand float glass plant. A world leader in the manufacture of float and value-added glass products, Guardian Glass has had a ...

24 Mar 2017

Ruscam standardises on the Heye Rotor Mechanism

Russian glass container producer Ruscam has standardised on the Heye Rotor Mechanism, equipping every feeder channel on all production lines with the technology.

24 Mar 2017

One month until Glass Focus Awards 2017 deadline

With a month until the closing date, British Glass is calling on the whole glass industry supply chain to win recognition for its achievements by entering their Glass Focus Awards 2017. The annual event, organised and hosted by the UK gl...

24 Mar 2017

Tecglass tool aids large scale digital printing

The use of large-sized glass sheets in modern architecture is no longer a mere trend: architects and designers around the world are making greater use of this type of glass in order to team superior functionality with aesthetic versatility. ...

23 Mar 2017

Italian subsidiary boosts Vetropack sales

Glassmaker Vetropack reported an 8% rise in in sales for 2016, thanks to the performance of its Italian subsidiary. The group generated net sales of CHF 601.7 million in 2016, 8% mor...

22 Mar 2017

Libbey appoints new CFO

Libbey has appointed James C. (J...

20 Mar 2017

MBO Partenaires glistens with Rondot

With the support of MBO Partenaires, Carlo Mobayed, CEO and shareholder of consulting firm IS Engineering, is leading the takeover of Rondot, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of spe...

20 Mar 2017

GGF Training re-brands to Helix Training

As part of the branding strategy of the recently formed Helix Group, the UK’s Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Training has been renamed

17 Mar 2017

Gerresheimer’s Kosamba, India plant comes on stream

Gerresheimer’s factory making glass vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba, India. Jens Heymann, Senior Vice President Europe & Asia Tubular Glass said: &...

17 Mar 2017

Positive signs for Vitrum 2017

Vitrum will take place on the 3-6 October at the ...

16 Mar 2017

BA Vidro buyout of Drujba Glassworks is suspended

A Bulgarian financial regulator has temporarily suspended the buyout offer by Portugal’s

15 Mar 2017

Horn Glass receives new order in Algeria

Horn Glass Industries has signed a contract with Arab Trading House to supply the engineering and equipment for a 70tpd recuperative cross fired furnace. The furnace will produce 70 tons of container and pharmacy glass in amber and flint...

15 Mar 2017

BDF Industries visits site of new Bolivian glass factory

BDF Industries visited the site of the new ENVIBOL glass factory in Zudañez, Bolivia, to coordinate the activities related to the supply of the furnace, forehearths, equipme...

14 Mar 2017

Sheppee names Simon Holmes as MD

Simon Holmes has been appointed Managing Director of UK ware handling company, Sheppee International. Mr Holmes first joined the company 22 years ago in July 1995 as an apprentice, sho...

14 Mar 2017

Verallia acquires decoration company

Saga Décor, a Verallia group company with exp...

13 Mar 2017

SmartMelter successfully manages risk at Cardinal Float Glass

SmartMelter, a comprehensive solution for risk mana...

13 Mar 2017

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