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Leading glassmakers pre-register for container glass event

Some of the region's most prestigious glassmakers have pre-registered to attend Glassman South America. Glass manufacturers including Argentina's Cattorini and Verallia, Brazil's Wheaton Group and global manufacturer O-I have...

24 Feb 2017


Sorg and EME appoint representative for South America

German companies EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen and Sorg have appointed Mr. César Rodrigues as their representative for South America. Mr Rodrig...

21 Feb 2017


Saverglass plans Mexican manufacturing site

French group Saverglass plans to build a glassmaking and decoration factory in Mexico for operation by June 2018. The group, which has a manufacturing and decorating unit in Arques, France has decided to settle in Mexico to meet a growin...

21 Feb 2017


Thai group places furnace order with Horn Glass

Germany’s Horn Glass has received an order from Siam Glass in Thailand for the rebuild of a 250 tpd end fired furnace with three production lines.

21 Feb 2017


Furnace Solutions 12 and Training Day 5

The 12th Furnace Solutions Conference and 5th Training Day organised by the SGT’s Melting Technical Committee is approaching.   This year’s conference, to be held on the 7th and 8th June at Lucideon, Stoke-on-Trent, UK i...

21 Feb 2017


Four weeks until CelSian’s training course in UK

CelSian will be holding its next CelSian-NCNG International Glass Technology Course in Sheffield, UK, on the 20th-24th March 2017.   The training course will be held at the SGT and British Glass office in Chapeltown, Sheffield. ...

21 Feb 2017


HWI to construct $30 million refractories plant

Refractory group HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is to construct a $30 million monolithic refractories manufacturing facility. The site will be located along the Ohio River Valley in t...

17 Feb 2017


Pilkington North America to invest $7.5 million in Versailles facility upgrade

Float glass manufacturer Pilkington North America plans to invest $7.5 million in technology and manufacturing upgrades at its Versailles facility, in Kentucky, USA. Pilking...

16 Feb 2017


Zippe secures batch plant order for Thailand container glass plant

Zippe has received an order for a batch plant from its longstanding customer, Messrs. Osotspa Glass. The Thai company is to replace two existing furnaces at its Ayutthaya plant and Z...

14 Feb 2017


Submissions deadline approaches for SGT borate and phosphate conferences

The 9th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts and the 2nd International Conference on Phosphate Materials will be held this year between the 24-28 July 2017 at St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK.  The abstr...

13 Feb 2017


Borescope improves furnace operations at France’s Holophane

Lighting glass manufacturer Holophane has implemented AMETEK Land’s new Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass thermal imager at its Les Andelys plant in France.

13 Feb 2017


Ramsey appoints North American sales manager

Ramsey has appointed a Sales Manager for North America. Haines Maxwell has joined Ramsey after many years in Industrial Distribution and Power Transmission. His responsibilities wi...

13 Feb 2017


Vitrum adds more benefits for exhibitors

Vitrum 2017, the international exhibition that will open its doors on October 3rd, will be held at the Fiera Milano Rho. This year the show will focus specifically on the close connection between all the industry’s players – ...

10 Feb 2017


Vetropack appoints CEO

Vetropack Holding has appointed Johann Reiter as CEO of Vetropack Group with effect from January 1, 2018. Claude R. Cornaz will continue to lead Vetropack Group as CEO until the end ...

9 Feb 2017


Venezuelan government to re-open seized Guardian plant

The Guardian Industries glass factory in Venezuela, which was seized by the country’s socialist government in July 2016, will now be operated by Venvidrio, a state-run company that was created from the takeover of O-I. Venezuela&rs...

8 Feb 2017


Bangkok Glass to enter flat glass market

Bangkok Glass is diversifying into the flat glass industry with the construction of a 5 billion Baht float glass plant in Prachin Buri, close to Bangkok. The plant is currently under construction and likely to be completed by third quart...

8 Feb 2017


Heat Up Latin America completes Fevisa project

Heat Up Latin America – the subsidiary of Hotwork International in Mexico – has successfully completed the heat-up and cullet-fill project for FEVISA Industrial in San Luis Potosi, ...

7 Feb 2017


E. W. Bowman faces liquidation

US lehr manufacturer E. W. Bowman has suspended its operations. The company said no new customer orders are being accepted and unshipped orders for parts and service requests will no...

7 Feb 2017


GPS delivers IS Machines to Bangkok Glass

GPS has just supplied a single 8-section machine and 16 exchange sections both with a centre distance of 5”, for Bangkok Glass’s furnace 4 repair at its Pathumthani plant.

7 Feb 2017


O-I’s Schiedam plant to close

O-I’s container glass manufacturing plant in Schiedam, The Netherlands, is set to close. Approximately 230 jobs are set to be lost when the plant closes in August this year. The company said the Schiedam site was no longer ...

7 Feb 2017


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