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PSR appoints three new staff

2017 has been a busy year at PSR and the following new appointments have been recently made. Tom Foster has been appointed Project Sales Manager. Tom joined PSR in 2010 from Sheffield Hallam University where he obta...

15 Aug 2017


Fire at Ardagh plant

Around 20 firefighters were called to a fire at Ardagh Glass’s Wheatley, Doncaster, plant in the UK on Saturday morning, just after 7am. Machinery at the site had caught fire, with the flames spreading to the building's roof.

15 Aug 2017


Xpar Vision confirms Glassman Europe stand in Lyon

Dutch company Xpar Vision has confirmed its participation as an exhibitor at the Glassman Europe event. The Groningen-based company is already speaking at the Future Glass Forum, an industry 4.0 based conference that rund alongside Glass...

14 Aug 2017


Thai glassmakers invest in Xpar Vision technologies

Thai Glass Industries (TGI) and Thai Malaya Glass (TMG) have invested in hot end sensor technologies from

14 Aug 2017


Sorg’s Anyang office celebrates 10th anniversary

The SORG Engineering and Design Office in Anyang, celebrated its 10th anniversary recently.  What began as a small office with just six staff has become an important part of the globa...

14 Aug 2017


Forglass moves offices

Polish furnace and batch house specialist, Forglass, has relocated to new premises. The new registered office address and telephone number are: ul. Kościuszki 32/1, 30-105 Krak&o...

14 Aug 2017


14th European Society of Glass preparations begin

The ESG Conference is the largest meeting organised by the European Society of Glass. The aim of the 14th conference is to present and discuss ways to improve the quality and the performance of glass products in their various a...

14 Aug 2017


Wuhan Changli installs ISRA systems

China’s Wuhan Changli New Material Science and Technology has installed two ISRA inspection PowerPlate-Systems for Low-E glass inspection. The P2 -Color and P2 –Coating ...

9 Aug 2017


Hotwork success in South East Asia

Hotwork International has successfully completed a furnace project in Indonesia. The Swiss group completed furnace glass draining, furnace heat up and a cullet fill with expansion contr...

8 Aug 2017


Horn Glass and Somex confirm exhibition space at hollow glass show

Germany’s Horn Glass group has confirmed its exhibition space at the Glassman Europe exhibition and conference. The global furnace technology group will also provide at paper a...

7 Aug 2017


Guardian to build 1000t/day glass plant in Poland

Guardian Industries is to construct a second float and coated glass plant in Czestochowa, Poland. The facility is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2019, and will c...

7 Aug 2017


Stölzle publishes first sustainability report

Stölzle Glass group has invested substantial amounts in the field of environmental protection in recent years and achieved several milestones. In the period between 2015 and 2016...

7 Aug 2017


Libbey reports lower sales – but expects growth in second half of the year

Global tableware manufacturer Libbey reported a 5% sales decline in the first half of 2017 – but expects the outlook to improve later this year. "Second quarter sales result...

7 Aug 2017


Latin American market boosts O-I sales

Higher spirits and beer shipments in Latin America boosted O-I sales volumes. In its second quarter financial report the global container glassmaking group stated that sales volumes had in...

7 Aug 2017


Pasabahce acquires Egypt’s Pearl Glass Group

Turkish tableware manufacturer Pasabahce has completed the acquisition of the Pearl Glass Group for $50 million, according to sources in the Egyptian Ministry of Industry. Pasabah...

4 Aug 2017


Work starts on Vietnam’s first ultra-clear float glass factory

Construction of Vietnam’s first ultra-clear float glass factory has begun at the Phu My 2 Industrial Park in Tan Thanh district, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Phase I of the plant, owned by the Phu My Ultra Clear Float ...

4 Aug 2017


Guardian’s 12th jumbo coater set for 2018 launch

Guardian’s latest jumbo coater, under construction at its Carleton, Michigan, USA glass manufacturing complex, is a major milestone in a history of oversized glass production from ...

4 Aug 2017


Ferro acquires Dip-Tech

Ferro Corporation has acquired Israel’s Dip-Tech, a provider of digital ceramic in-glass printing solutions. Dieter Binder, Vice President of Ferro’s Performance Colors and G...

3 Aug 2017


‘Pleasing’ development in glass market boosts Emhart sales

An upturn in the glass forming and inspection markets boosted Bucher Emhart Glass sales. Compared with the same period a year ago, order intake at Bucher Emhart Glass showed ...

3 Aug 2017


Stölzle Częstochowa buys GPS IS machine

Poland’s Stölzle Częstochowa has bought its first GPS machine for its Prestige & Beauty markets container production. The Essen, Germany-based

1 Aug 2017


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