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UK engineer wins Phoenix Award 2017

James O’Callaghan, co-founder of British structural engineering consultancy Eckersley O’Callaghan, has been selected as the 47th recipient of the Phoenix Award and ‘Glass Person of the Year 2017’. This distinguish...

21 Jun 2017

Thailand’s BG Container Glass to build 400 t/d furnace

BG Container Glass (BGC), a subsidiary of Bangkok Glass, is to build a 400 tonnes a day furnace in Ratchaburi, Thailand at a cost of Bt2 billion ($58.8 mi...

19 Jun 2017

Three annealing companies confirm participation at Glassman Europe

A trio of annealing lehr companies have confirmed their participation at the Glassman Europe exhibition. Italian groups Antonini and Car-Met as well as Portuguese company...

16 Jun 2017

Xpar Vision to speak at Glassman event

Dutch inspection company Xpar Vision is to speak at the Glassman Europe conference. Its CEO, Paul Schreuders will...

16 Jun 2017

FEVE elects Ardagh’s Johan Gorter as its President

The European Container Glass Federation, FEVE, has elected Ardagh Glass Europe CEO, Johan Gorter, as its President. It also elected Verallia’s Chairman and CEO, Jean-Pierre Floris, ...

15 Jun 2017

Website for Glass Futures project

The Glass Futures research and development project in the UK has a new website. The website was revealed at last week’s Furnace Solutions conference in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

14 Jun 2017

Sisecam’s Tunc Goruney wins Furnace Solutions award

Sisecam’s Tunc Goruney won the Michael Garvey award for best paper at last week’s Furnace Solutions conference. Mr Goruney’s paper, titled Pushing the Enve...

13 Jun 2017

Guardian Glass’s DeWitt plant resumes operation after explosion

The vice president of Guardian Glass says everyone is safe after an explosion and fire at its DeWitt, Iowa, USA float plant at 7pm on Saturday June 3. Rick Zoulek says ...

13 Jun 2017

Guardian Glass Selects Carleton, Michigan Site for New Jumbo Coater

Guardian Glass’ new jumbo coater will be installed at its Carleton, Michigan, USA glass manufacturing complex.  “Architects are increasingly designing ...

13 Jun 2017

futronic relaunches website

Germany’s futronic has given its website a complete facelift. The relaunched site puts the emphasis firmly on content – case studies and other stories are used ...

12 Jun 2017

BDF Industries, FAMA and CelSian latest companies to join Glassman Europe

Three companies from around the world have secured their participation at a forthcoming hollow glass event. Italy’s BDF Industries, Mexico’s

12 Jun 2017

Bystronic’s success with largest ever order

Bystronic glass has secured one if its largest ever orders of its champ’speed automotive glass cells. A considerable number of Bystronic glass champ’speed cell...

12 Jun 2017

Hotbels Seminar recognises glass excellence

Hotwork and Fosbel hosted a successful technical collaboration known as the Hotbels Seminar, continuing the tradition started 40 years ago as the Hotwork Conference. The Hotbels Semina...

6 Jun 2017

O-I, Heineken and Stoelzle confirm Glassman presence

Global container glass makers O-I and Stoelzle, and leading brewer Heineken have confirmed they will speak at the forthcoming Glassman Europe event in Lyon, France. O-I, with its French headquarters in Lyon, will provide an opening, keyn...

6 Jun 2017

BA Glass Group orders IRIS inspection equipment

Many of the world’s leading glass container producers have turned to Iris Inspection machines for innovative and reliable solutions to their cold end inspection requirements.

5 Jun 2017

Zecchetti, Schneider Electric, Pennekamp and Revimac confirm Glassman Europe booths

Italian palletising company Zecchetti, Automation group Schneider Electric, annealing lehr specialist Pennekamp and forming company Revimac are the latest businesses to confirm their Glassman Europe participation. Each of these leading t...

2 Jun 2017

Linde and Praxair confirm merger

Linde and Praxair have entered into a definitive agreement to come together under a new holding company through an all-stock merger of equal transaction. Linde and Praxair expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2018, subje...

2 Jun 2017

Ardagh introduces enhanced glass embossing process

Technology traditionally used in the chocolate industry has been adapted by Ardagh’s Design Team to create differentiation through high definition glass embossing, adding textures and feature enhancement to a standard never seen before in ...

2 Jun 2017

Ardagh Group only US glass container manufacturer to earn Energy Star certification

Ardagh Group only US glass container manufacturer to earn Energy Star certification Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, has been awarded three Energy Star plant certifications for superior energy performance from the Env...

1 Jun 2017

Henry F. Teichmann acquires E.W.Bowman

Glass industry engineer and contractor Henry F. Teichmann, has acquired glass annealing lehr manufacturer E.W. Bowman.  Teichmann and Bowman have both served the global glass industry...

1 Jun 2017

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