Glass industry news

Pilkington’s coating ensures Scottish building is energy efficient

Published: May 17, 2018 by Greg Morris

A landmark building will be one of the most energy efficient buildings in Scotland due in part to glass coatings from Pilkington UK.

The 122 Waterloo Street development (pictured) will be the Glasgow headquarters of global financial services firm Morgan Stanley. 

The scheme has been…

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O-I to close Atlanta plant

Published: May 17, 2018 by Greg Morris

O-I is to cease production at its Atlanta, GA, USA plant. 

The closure is expected to occur on or after July 18, 2018 and the company said the continued decline of the US beer market was the reason for the closure. 

The world’s largest container glassmaker said it would facilitate the…

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GIMAV will take the spotlight at Russia’s Mir Stekla 2018

Published: May 15, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

This year’s Mir Stekla will highlight GIMAV on 28th-31st May 2018 at Expocentre in Moscow, Russia.

The 20th Russian glass exhibition will focus on GIMAV, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment and special products for glass processing. 

The…

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Stölzle appoints CEO

Published: May 15, 2018 by Greg Morris

Stölzle Glass Group has appointed Mr Georg Feith as its CEO.

Mr Feith took over the position at the European glassmaker at the beginning of May and is familiar with the company, having started his career at the group’s Köflach plant in the 1990s.

He has previously been a CEO in several…

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Heye International provides specialist support for Thai glassmakers

Published: May 15, 2018 by Greg Morris

Heye International offers a training centre to provide specialist support for Thai glassmakers.

A centre has been launched to be used for training purposes for local customers. Two engineers are employed to provide detailed hot and cold end training and support for Heye…

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Fives celebrates Mexican boosting success

Published: May 15, 2018 by Greg Morris

Engineering Furnace group Fives has secured an order for electrical boosters in Mexico.

The boosting will help the customer – which produces soda lime glass - to increase the pull of the furnace as well as their glass quality.

It will give them better control and boost the thermal…

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