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20 Jul 2017

Verallia appoints new CEO

Verallia Packaging has appointed Mr. Michel Giannuzzi as Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the group starting from September 1, 2017. He will take over from Jean-Pierre Floris, ...

20 Jul 2017

Ardagh presents new bottle for Polish Łomża beer

Łomża Brewery, has launched the Łomża Jasne beer in a premium new bottle design, introducing modern features to the sleek bottle that consumers love. The new design emphasises the slim shape, and the neck of the bottle has been embos...

19 Jul 2017

Tiama focuses on online service at its third seminar

Tiama focused on online service packages during its 3rd service seminar. Support is central to its range of solutions so Tiama hosted its third two-day seminar which had the aim to impro...

19 Jul 2017

Zippe successfully installs batch plant at Mexico’s Industria Vidreria de Coahuila (IVC)

Zippe Industrieanlagen has successfully installed a batch plant for a 560tpd furnace at Mexico’s Industria Vidreria de Coahuila (IVC). German company Zippe implemented the project o...

18 Jul 2017

PSR latest company to secure Glassman Europe booth

Parkinson-Spencer Refractories (PSR) of the UK is the latest glass supplier to confirm its presence at Glassman Europe. The Halifax-based company has taken an exhibition st...

18 Jul 2017

Vidrala to transform Italian site thanks to €45 million loan

Vidrala has secured a €45 million loan to help transform its Italian  production site. The loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will be used to completely rebuild it...

18 Jul 2017

Bormioli Rocco sold to two buyers

Italian glass manufacturer Bormioli Rocco has been sold to two different buyers. Its tableware business will be sold to Bormioli Luigi glass container manufacturer while its...

17 Jul 2017

IRIS unveils 2018 Evolution Software release at Glassman Europe show

IRIS Inspection machines will unveil its latest software release at this September’s Glassman Europe exhibition in Lyon, France. Visitors to the event will be able to assess...

17 Jul 2017

San Miguel buys Australian packaging group

Philippine group San Miguel Corp (SMC) has bought a South Australian wine bottler and packaging company to boost earnings and take advantage of more opportunities in the region. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), SMC...

17 Jul 2017

Anchor Glass appoints CEO

Anchor Glass Container Corporation has named Nipesh Shah as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shah will succeed Jim Fredlake, who informed the board of his intention to retire from ...

14 Jul 2017

Air Products’ latest oxy-fuel burner helps glass manufacturers restore furnaces to full production

Air Products’ latest oxy fuel burner enables glass manufacturers to maintain full production in an aging furnace and avoid downtime during...

14 Jul 2017

Siemens discusses advantages of digitalisation at GPD conference

Siemens discussed the benefits of digitalisation in the glass industry at the recent GPD conference in Finland. Bernhard Saftig, head of the vertical glass business at Siemens, t...

12 Jul 2017

Metaglobal celebrates its 10th anniversary

Portuguese distributor and agency, Metaglobal, celebrated its 10th anniversary recently with a series of technical events. A total of 14 supporter supplier companies from around...

11 Jul 2017

Verallia provides update after cyber attack

On June 27, 2017, Verallia, like many other businesses and organisations in France and abroad, was hit by the NotPetya cyber attack. Verallia immediately isolated all its systems to p...

11 Jul 2017

CTIEC Signs EPC Contract for first 600t/d float glass production line in Kazakhstan

China Triumph International Engineering Company (CTIEC) has signed an EPC contract for the first 600t/d float glass production line in Kazakhstan with Orda Glass. Entru...

10 Jul 2017

UPDATED: San Miguel Corp plots new Philippines furnace

Philippine group San Miguel Corp (SMC) wants to build a 300 mtpd furnace with 4 IS-10 lines at its Cavite plant. The project was originally planned for Laguna province but after technical presentations and submission bids it was shelved....

10 Jul 2017

Italian glass machinery on upward trend in 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, the Italian glass flat and hollow glass machinery industry remained on a growth trend. More specifically, in 2016 overall sales increased by 5.9% from 2015. Flat Glass recorded outstanding growth and was...

10 Jul 2017

Pennine Industrial’s HYPERDRIVE 2 Pin Conveyor Chain for high speed bottle production

Pennine has worked for three years with the National Physics Laboratory, local universities, specialist steel suppliers and metal treatment companies to reach the launch of its New 2 Pin Laser...

7 Jul 2017

Vertech outlines connected manufacturing system for glassmakers

Vertech proposed a manufacturing execution system (MES) to glassmakers at a recent technical conference. The company participated at the 91 Glastechnische Tagung conference in Weimar, G...

6 Jul 2017

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Because of the differences in the various methods of manufacture, the industry is divided into 5 main sections under the general headings: Container glass; flat glass; scientific/technical glass; domestic glass; and fibre glass.

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