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Ardagh Group wins Packaging Company of the Year

Ardagh Group was awarded the Packaging Company of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards, held in London this week. In making their decision the judges commented: “It has been a...

24 Nov 2017


Şişecam’s net sales increase 32% in first nine months

Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of TL 8 billion ($2.02 billion) and a net profit of TL 1.2 billion ($303.4 million) in the first nine months of 2017. In the same ...

24 Nov 2017


Bulgaria forms glass association

The Bulgarian glass industry is to be represented by the Association of Glass Producers in Bulgaria The Association of Glass Producers in Bulgaria brings together the members of the glass industry in Bulgaria. The main objective ...

23 Nov 2017


Sisecam glass packaging to install Xpar technology in Turkish plants

Sişecam’s Glass Packaging unit is to install Xpar Vision Vision hot end technology at its plants in Yenisehir, Eskisehir and Mersin, Turkey. The installation of

22 Nov 2017


Sisecam to build new furnace at Eskişehir glass packaging factory

Sisecam is to build a 410t/d furnace at its Eskişehir glass packaging factory in Turkey. Şişecam will increase the annual production capacity of glass packaging in Turk...

21 Nov 2017


Heinz-Glas unveils digital flacon

Heinz-Glas has unveiled a flacon that features a digital screen on its front. The Times Square perfume bottle has a digital screen to where consumers can upload a message, video or ...

21 Nov 2017


Thai hollow glass exhibition: limited stands available

Only a limited number of exhibition booths are still available at the Glassman Asia event to be held in Thailand in January. The combined exhibition and conference focuses ...

21 Nov 2017


Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Defect Analysis course

The Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Defect Analysis is a one-day training course. It will be at The Society of Glass Technology, Chapeltown, Sheffield, UK and is aimed ...

21 Nov 2017


PepsiCo India to use non-returnable glass bottles

PepsiCo India Holdings will use non-returnable glass bottles for its packaging for the first time. The Indian subsidiary of US food and beverages company PepsiCo has introduced the non-returnable glass bottle with a twist-and-turn cap fo...

20 Nov 2017


Vitro Glass’ Fresno plant marks 50 years of glassmaking

Vitro Architectural Glass’s Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The milestone comes as the facility implements new tech...

17 Nov 2017


Verescence unveils €30 million glass investment at Mers-Les-Bains plant

French perfumery and cosmetic glass manufacturer Verescence has unveiled its largest glass melting furnace at its flagship plant. It spent €30 million to renovate its Mers-Les-...

15 Nov 2017


Glass appreciation – an introduction to glass

Glass Appreciation is an introductory course ideal for those joining the glass industry or working in roles for procurement, design, supply and use of glass item...

15 Nov 2017


Orda Glass closer to completion

Stewart Engineers, an investor, EPC contractor, and technical advisor for the Orda Glass facility in Kazakhstan has completed the process steel installation for the project. T...

15 Nov 2017


Guardian Glass launches emissions control system in Luxembourg

Guardian Glass has inaugurated an emissions control system at its Dudelange, Luxembourg float plant. Mrs. Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister of the Environment, and Mr. D...

14 Nov 2017


ilis delivers 100th StrainScope Polarimeter to Spanish glassmaker

Germany’s ilis has installed its 100th StrainScope real time polarimeter. The 100th installed instrument is a StrainScope S4/20 cord tester for Vidrieras Canarias, in Las ...

14 Nov 2017


AGC Glass orders Zippe equipment

AGC Glass has ordered a batch plant and cullet return system from Zippe for its second glass float line in Guaratingueta, Brazil. ...

14 Nov 2017


Asahi India Glass to start production at Taloja float plant

Asahi India Glass (AIS) is to commence production at its Taloja float glass plant. The Taloja plant will add to AIS’s scale and flexibility in providing supplies to customers in...

13 Nov 2017


Stephan Pies appointed Head of Sales at futronic

Stephan Pies is set to become futronic’s new Head of Sales. He will take over the job from Michael Preuss, who plans to concentrate more on his duties as Managing Director, on 1 ...

9 Nov 2017


Vitrum 2017 in numbers

A total of 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe welcomed more than 12,000 entrances overall during the four days of this year’s Vitrum show. The event had ...

9 Nov 2017


AGC Flat Glass Italia inaugurates €25 million Cuneo float line  

AGC Flat Glass Italia has officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo, Italy. After a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around €25 million euros, th...

9 Nov 2017


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