Glass industry news

Beatson Clark bottle aims to fight war on sugar

Published: July 19, 2018 by Greg Morris

A drinks company has turned to a UK glass bottle manufacturer to fight the war on sugar. 

Kolibri Drinks asked Beatson Clark to design and manufacture a bottle which allows consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink.

The sugar is stored in the cap of the bottle rather than in…

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Air Products unveils planned site for headquarters

Published: July 17, 2018 by Greg Morris

Air Products has unveiled the planned site for its new headquarters.

The 50-acre site will be built approximately one mile from its existing headquarters in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, USA.

Groundbreaking is expected in March 2019 with occupancy targeted by Summer 2021. The new location…

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Trend Glass chooses Forglass furnace

Published: July 17, 2018 by Greg Morris

Trend Glass has selected Forglass to perform a major overhaul of its W-2 furnace in its Radom, Poland plant.

The regenerative end port-fired furnace will melt ultra-white flint tableware glass, with melting capacity of 150 tpd.

Forglass had to increase the height of the furnace…

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Horn supplies technological line for Azerbaijan float plant

Published: July 17, 2018 by Greg Morris

Horn Glass Industries will supply a complete technological line for the Azerfloat glass plant in Azerbaijan.

The scope of supply extends from the batch plant, via the melting furnace, the tin bath and annealing lehr to the robotised cold end, where the finished glass is cut, stacked,…

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Brazil’s first Glass Technician Training Course

Published: July 16, 2018 by Greg Morris

A training course aims to prepare technicians to work in glass plants and associated manufacturing areas. 

The course was the initiative of  three organisations: CeRTEV (Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials) that is an academic association of three public…

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Schott to acquire Finnish glass bonding group

Published: July 16, 2018 by Greg Morris

Speciality glass manufacturer Schott is to buy Finnish micro bonding group Primoceler.

Schott said the acquisition would enhance its core competence in the field of hermetic packaging

The new company will be called Schott Primoceler and be based in Tampere, Finland, as part of Schott’s…

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