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Latest Glass Industry News, kindly provided by Glass International.

Glass International are members of British Glass and offer readers the latest news from across the hollow, container, flat, and speciality glassmaking industry. Glass International is the official media partner for the global Glassman events. It publishes 10 hard-copy versions a year, free digital versions of the magazine and a free weekly newsletter emailed to its database.

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Ardagh to close Milford, USA site

Ardagh Group is to permanently close its Milford, MA, glass container production facility. It blamed a continued decline in demand from the mass beer market in the United States fo...

17 Jan 2018

Croxsons takes over glass furnace in China to produce wine bottles

Packaging company Croxsons has taken over glass furnace at a large glass manufacturer in China to produce antique-green wine bottles. The takeover was prompted by cust...

17 Jan 2018

O-I’s glassmaking for Heinz Mayonnaise is featured in BBC’s ‘Inside the Factory’

Glass bottle manufacturer O-I has been featured in an episode of BBC2’s ‘Inside the Factory’ to illustrate how they make the Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise jar. Presenters Gregg Walla...

16 Jan 2018

Thai glassmakers invest in swabbing robot on Heye IS Machine

One of South East Asia’s premier glass container manufacturers is among the world’s first to successfully embrace automated swabbing technology under production conditions.

16 Jan 2018

Ametek Land and SVA develop protection for furnace image solution

Ametek Land and SVA Industrie Fernseh (SVA) have developed an auto-retraction system to protect a thermal imager in the volatile at...

16 Jan 2018

One stand remains at Mexican hollow glass show

Just one booth remains available at an exhibition dedicated to hollow glassmaking. Exhibition space had already been extended to accommodate demand at the

15 Jan 2018

Thai Malaya Glass starts operation of SB4 furnace from Sorg

Thai Malaya Glass successfully commissioned the SB4 furnace from Sorg in Saraburi on October 6th 2017 on time.

15 Jan 2018

Verallia appoints Group Industrial Director

Verallia has appointed Yves Merel as its Group Industrial Director. He is also in charge of Operational Excellence, Quality and EHS (environment - health - safety) and is a member of ...

15 Jan 2018

Tecglass develops design app

Italian company Tecglass has developed a Vitro Design App.  Tecglass technology has developed a marketing tool to make it easier for customers to create graphic designs an...

15 Jan 2018

O-I signs glass recycling agreement

O-I and waste-to-product company, Renewi have signed a new Shareholder Agreement (SHA) for their Maltha Joint Venture. The SHA signal...

9 Jan 2018

Thai glassmakers invest in new furnaces

Two Thai container glass manufacturers have opened new furnaces in recent months – and Glass International has interviews with both of them. Boonsak Stitmannaithum, Executive Vice President of Operations of Thai Malaya Glass a...

9 Jan 2018

Abstracts for Industry 4.0 in glassmaking conference available online

Abstracts for the forthcoming Industry 4.0 conference in glassmaking, which takes place in Thailand are available to view online. The Future Glass Forum ...

8 Jan 2018

Gerresheimer appoints packaging glass board member

Gerresheimer has appointed Dr. Lukas Burkhardt (38) to its Management Board and who will assume responsibility for the Primary Packaging Glass Division.   &ldquo...

8 Jan 2018

GMIC publishes second glass industry report

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) has published its second industry report. The second edition of the Glass Manufacturing Industry Report  is a detailed reference source fo...

8 Jan 2018

Agr International realigns glass sales team

Agr International has realigned its sales force to better serve its customers located in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.  It has focused its sales force along product an...

8 Jan 2018

Last few places remain on Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces course

There are still limited delegate places on the Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces course which takes place this week. This one day training course will be held on Thursday 11th January 2018 at The Society of Glass Techno...

8 Jan 2018

Pennine reaches legal settlement with Ramsey

Pennine Industrial Equipment Ltd has reached a legal and financial settlement with Ramsey Products Corp. Pennine has agreed not to use Pennine’s filed EU trademark in the United ...

5 Jan 2018

Rurex CEO retires

Rurex CEO Andreas Fremerey has retired. Mr Fremerey has been with the company for 34 years and retired on January 1 this year. He will act as a consultant to the management only if requir...

5 Jan 2018

Ramsey Products appoints Sales Manager in Europe

Ramsey Products has appointed Andreas Dederer as Sales Manager in Europe. Mr Dederer joins Bob Hughes and Gerrit Hageman in covering the European market. Andreas is located in nort...

5 Jan 2018

Promising conclusions to Circular economy package

EU deputy ambassadors have been briefed on a deal reached by negotiators on the EU waste package. Although the final text has yet to be fully analysed, FEVE – the European Container Gla...

4 Jan 2018

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