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Bulgaria’s Drujba reports drop in profit

Bulgarian glassware and bottle maker Drujba Glassworks’ said its consolidated net profit fell to 11.5 million levs ($6.25 million/€5.88 million) in the first nine months of 2016, from 18.1 million levs in the same period of last year....

5 Dec 2016

More actionable measures needed to meet high energy efficiency expectations in the building sector

Glass for Europe, the trade association of the flat glass sector, which manufactures energy saving technologies for the building, transport and solar-energy sectors, is pleased that with today's release of the 'Clean energy for all Europ...

1 Dec 2016

Verallia’s Oiry plant chooses Iris Inspection machines

Verallia’s Oiry glass container plant has chosen the latest non-contact inspection technology from Iris Inspection machines to deliver the exacting quality expectations of local customer...

1 Dec 2016

Pneumofore delivers equipment to Latin America

Pneumofore is consolidating its presence in Latin Am...

1 Dec 2016

Ardagh apprentices earn national and local recognition

Today’s glass packaging requires the highest skills in many areas of technology and management, and to secure the industry’s future, companies and their national associations are investing heavily in apprenticeship schemes.

30 Nov 2016

Praxair approaches Linde AG about resuming discussions regarding a potential merger

Praxair, Inc. has confirmed that the company has approached Linde AG about resuming discussions regarding a potential merger.  ...

30 Nov 2016

New website for AGC Automotive

AGC Automotive, the largest automotive glassmaker in the world, has launched its new website:

30 Nov 2016

Guardian Glass to install jumbo size glass coater

Guardian Glass is installing a jumbo coater in N...

29 Nov 2016

Empakglass to provide glass analysis service

Empakglass has extended its range of services, namel...

28 Nov 2016

Borosil to amalgamate three businesses

India’s Borosil Glass Works will amalgamate three related companies in order to simplify the group’s structure. The board of directors of BGWL, Hopewell Tableware, Vyline Glass Works and Fennel Investment And Finance has appr...

28 Nov 2016

Spanish glass recycler Daniel Rosas joins FERVER

During FERVER’s Steering Committee of September 29, 2016 in Brussels the membership of Daniel Rosas, a Spanish glass recycler, was unanimously approved. FERVER has now 39 members and is present in 19 countries throughout Europe.

28 Nov 2016

Encirc MD named new British Glass President

Encirc Managing Director Adrian Curry has been named British Glass President. Mr Curry succeeds Davia Walmsley, Creative ...

25 Nov 2016

British Glass hosts successful waste heat recovery seminar

More than 40 specialists across the glass industry, academia and policy took part in a

24 Nov 2016

Koch Industries acquires Guardian Industries

Guardian stockholders have approved the acquisition of the company by KGIC Merger Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The deal is an all-cash transaction for the remaining 55.5% outstanding shares of

23 Nov 2016

Vitrum 2017 open for business

Stands are now selling for Vitrum 2017, to be hel...

23 Nov 2016

Verallia Argentina wins sustainable practices award

The sustainable practices practiced daily by Verallia Argentina, won the gold at the "Best of Wine Tourism 2017" event organised by the Mendoza Tourism Authority. The highes...

22 Nov 2016

Vetropack Austria celebrates flint glass furnace

Under the motto "The future can come ... we are ready," Vetropack Austria celebrated two events together with numerous guests and an anniversary. The glass works in Pöchlarn has been part of the Vetropack Group for 30 year...

22 Nov 2016

Xpar Vision listed as ‘inspirational’ Dutch company

Xpar Vision is listed as one of many inspirational business stories from the Netherlands in ‘Dutch Industry’, a book covering more than 60 business stories within the sectors ...

22 Nov 2016

Steklarna Hrastnik co-creates trends in the industry

Steklarna Hrastnik organised an innovation day for its partners recently. In addition to exchanging knowledge and experience with international partners, the most recent Inno...

21 Nov 2016

Glass Recycling Coalition launches website

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Glass Recycling Coalition has launched its website, Industry, public and private sector recycling professionals, as well as the public, will find case studies, best...

21 Nov 2016

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