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Verallia invests €30 million in its largest glass furnace

Verallia is investing €30 million on modernising...

27 Apr 2017

GTS to deliver Glass Appreciation course

The UK’s Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS), a ...

26 Apr 2017

Vertech success in China

China’s Zhaoqing Tongchan Glass Technology has ordered Vertech’s SIL system on five of its production lines, including the laboratory, mould shop and SILX system displaying Key ...

25 Apr 2017

Cristalerías Chile to construct third Llay Llay furnace

Cristalerías Chile is to invest in a $100 million furnace expansion of its Llay Llay plant. It will construct a third furnace, which will have a capacity of 400 tonnes a day...

25 Apr 2017

Russian groups invest in Heye’s digital age technology

Heye International's digital age technology has helped obtain great results in quality and profit for Russian container glass manufacturers. Mikhail Klegg, Technical Dir...

25 Apr 2017

New Technical Sales member for AGR

AGR International has employed Adam Neupert as pa...

25 Apr 2017

April issue out now

The April 2017 issue of Glass International features an exclusive interview with Schott’s Chairman Dr. Frank Heinricht, who invited Greg Morris to tour the speciality glass company’s headquarters in Mainz, Germany. He discuss...

24 Apr 2017

Furnace Solutions 12 and Training Day 5

This years’ SGT Furnace Solutions and Training Day will take place at Lucideon in Stoke-on-Trent on the 7th and 8th June. The SGT’s Melting Technical Committee h...

24 Apr 2017

European patent granted for Ramsey’s RKO tool

Ramsey was recently granted a European patent (EP 2905092) for the RKO chain tool. This new patent expands on the coverage already provided by United States patent (US 9,174,269 B2).  The RKO tool, or Ramsey Knock Out Tool, ...

19 Apr 2017

South American container industry attends Glassman event

Nearly 1000 visitors from South America’s glass industry attended the recent

18 Apr 2017

Coca-Cola Bulgaria breaks world record

Coca-Cola Bulgaria has broken the

13 Apr 2017

€25m investment in Slovakian FunGLASS research centre

€25 million has been invested in the new Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalised Glasses

13 Apr 2017

Press Glass launches new version of its website

According to the manufacturer, which specialises in producing glass for building industry, the website

13 Apr 2017

Wall Colmonoy appoints Operations Director for Europe

Robert Davies has been appointed as Operations Director for

12 Apr 2017

Vitro Glass plant reduces water demand by 50m gallons

Vitro Glass’ Wichita Falls plant has been cited as a national model for water reclamation after its use of reclaimed water reduced demand by 50 million gallons per year during a time of drought. The Wichita Falls plant in Texas is ...

12 Apr 2017

Ametek Land to speak at DGG

Dr. Peter Drögmöller, Technical Director of leading non-contact temperature measurement specialist

12 Apr 2017

Venvidrio on brink of bankruptcy

Venezolana del Vidrio (Venvidrio) is on the brink of bankruptcy, reports El Car...

11 Apr 2017

Verallia chooses Zippe for new Brazilian plant

Zippe has been awarded the contract for a Batch Plant and Cullet Return System at Verallia’s new Brazilian plant. Zippe CEO, Dr. Philipp Zippe and its project manager, Hei...

11 Apr 2017

Lebanon’s Soliver set to close

Lebanese container glass manufacturer Soliver is set for closure. It blamed a loss of market share, cheaper imports from other countries and increased energy costs for the forthcoming closure. Soliver pays more than $3 million a year to ...

11 Apr 2017

Chinese glassmaker chooses exhaust air purification system

Dürr first deployed the Ecopure CCF, a new combined DeDust, DeSOx and DeNOx process, for a Chinese glassmaker. It enables the glassware manufacturer to reliably compl...

7 Apr 2017

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