Latest Issue: Glass International February 2015

O-I buys Bennu Glass
Published: Mar 03, 2015

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has bought Bennu Glass container plant, based in Washington State, USA.

Bennu’s plant, in Kalama, employs about 90 people and primarily makes wine bottles but also produces 22-ounce beer bottles.

“The acquisition enhances O-I’s capabilities in the growing wine market on the West Coast and the important craft beer market,” O-I spokesman Ryan…


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Ardagh site achieves environmental certification
Published: Mar 03, 2015

Ardagh Glass’s Burlington, Wisconsin, USA site has been awarded an environmental certification.

The site received the ISO 14001:2004 Certification for the environmental management of its business. The certification provides a framework to help organisations minimise their impact on the environment, comply with applicable laws and regulations and work toward continual…


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United Glass Enterprises completes RUS300 million plant reconstruction
Published: Mar 03, 2015

Russian container manufacturer United Glass Enterprises has invested RUS300 million ($5 million) in the reconstruction of its Luga plant furnace.

The plant, in the St Petersburg region, has doubled its production capacity to four million bottles per month and serves the wine and champagne industries.

Company CEO Fyodor Krepak said the company acquired the plant in…


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