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Zippe installs batch plant at recently commissioned Bangkok Glass float line

A batch plant for float glass was successfully put into operation at KBI Thailand by Zippe. The float plant located at Kabinburi, Thailand was successfully commissioned at the beginn...

19 Sep 2017

Mexico’s Industria Vidriera de Coahuila (IVC) orders SIL system for seven production lines

Mexico’s Industria Vidriera de Coahuila (IVC) has placed an order for a Vertech’ SIL system on seven of its production lines The system will be installed on four production ...

19 Sep 2017

Friends of Glass inspires millennials about recycling

Friends of Glass teamed up with celebrity rapper and comedian Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown) and ex-Britain’s Got Talent contestants The Bottle Boys (pictured) to create the campaig...

18 Sep 2017

Fire at Vitro Architectural Glass US factory

A leaking furnace at Vitro’s architectural glass factory in South Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, USA caused a fire More than 40 fire fighting and emergency services attended the blaze. Despite the intensity of the fire, all sta...

18 Sep 2017

Glaston closes €3 million Chinese tempering machine deal

Glaston has sold a GlastonAir glass tempering machine to China Triumph International Engineering Co. (CTIEC). Delivery ...

18 Sep 2017

Stölzle Glass Group launches new website

Stölzle has launched a new website. Its new site includes changes to the style layout for Navigation, and has been technically adapted for both mobile and desktop versions. A vid...

13 Sep 2017

NGA and GANA Move Forward on Combining Associations

The Boards of Directors of the National Glass Association (NGA) in Vienna, Virginia and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) in Topeka, Kansas have unanimously approved combining the associations into one unified voice for the glass and...

13 Sep 2017

O-I to close Envigado plant and build new furnace in Colombia

O-I is to close its Envigado plant in Colombia and build a new furnace in its Zipaquira site in the same country. In a letter to employees the world’s largest container glass ma...

12 Sep 2017

Glassman Europe conference papers now online

Conference papers from glass leaders such as Heineken, Siemens, Ardagh, Stoelzle, Heye International and FEVE are now available to download for free online. A total of 18 papers from last week’s

12 Sep 2017

Gerresheimer Querétaro is best facility of the year

Gerresheimer’s Querètaro site in Mexico has been awarded the best facility within the pharmaceutical and medical packaging group. The site has made multi-million dollar investments in the past three years in Vials, Ampoules,...

12 Sep 2017

Orora completes Gawler investment

Australian packaging manufacturer Orora has completed an AU$42 million (US$33.8 million) investment project to increase glass bottle production at its facility in Gawler, South Australia, creating 26 new jobs. The investment has expanded...

12 Sep 2017

Industry leaders attend Glassman Europe

Europe’s largest container glass manufacturers attended the Glassman Europe event in Lyon, France last week. Renowned container glass manufacturers such as O-I, Verallia, and Ardagh were in attendance at the combined exhibition and...

11 Sep 2017

Verallia’s celebrates €12 million Cognac investment

Verallia’s Cognac plant has celebrated the restarting of one of the factory’s three furnaces, the one specialised in producing very high quality extra-flint glass. Veralli...

11 Sep 2017

Pneumofore delivers vacuum pumps to Mexican container manufacturer

The first batch of Pneumofore’s UV24 VS45 vacuum pumps is on its way to Mexico. These units are delivered in their Hot Climate and Variable Speed version and they will be oper...

11 Sep 2017

Friends of Glass campaign wins business awards

FEVE, the European Glass Container Federation, and Weber Shandwick Brussels won four Stevie Awards at the 14th Annual International Business Awards. The pan-European Friends of Glass Endl...

11 Sep 2017

Heye innovations benefit Taiwan Glass

Asia’s glass container producers increasingly turning to Heye International for solutions for their production lines. Among the company’s high profile customers is Taiwan Glass's Hsinchu factory. Heye International &...

5 Sep 2017

Delegates hail successful furnace seminar

Delegates from all around the world attended the recent 14th International Seminar on Furnace Design – Operation and Process Simulation. Glass Service (GS) said the event, held on 21-22 June 2017 at the Hotel Horal mountain resort ...

5 Sep 2017

Pennine Industrial opens Len Hobbs test facility

Pennine Industrial has opened a new test facility, named after its founder. The new purpose-built facility will provide it with a dedicated building to run continuous long life trials ...

5 Sep 2017

Glass packaging production grows 2.9%

Glass packaging production in Europe grew by 2.9% in volume (Tonnes) and by 2.1% in unit terms in 2016 according to data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The g...

4 Sep 2017

Xpar Vision appoints International Account Manager

Xpar Vision has appointed a new International Account Manager for South America. Job van de Laar, 46, will maintain contacts with existing and new clients in Spanish and Portuguese...

4 Sep 2017

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