Glass industry news

Verallia takeover receives approval

Published: August 03, 2015 by Greg Morris

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Verallia by Apollo Management L.P. of the USA.

Verallia is a group of companies that manufactures and supplies glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industries worldwide. Before the…

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Bucher Emhart Glass reports 6.1% profit for 2015

Published: August 03, 2015 by Greg Morris

Bucher Emhart Glass reported a 2.1% increase in profit for the first half of 2015, despite difficult market conditions.

It said the market for glass-forming machines remained at the same level overall as in the same period of last year. The market for glass inspection machinery weakened…

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Vibrotube’s first-year results are ‘stunning’

Published: August 01, 2015 by Greg Morris

Zippe’s Vibrotube batch charger has been in operation for just over a year at a 300tpd German container glass production facility, where it started in May 2014.

Time enough to make a short resume about the results. The new concept’s characteristics are a complete sealing of the doghouse in…

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Press Glass builds Krakow Center of Energy

Published: July 31, 2015 by Sally Roberts

The AGH Center of Energy in Krakow, Poland has been built using glazed façade units manufactured by Press Glass.

This is another large project in the city of Krakow that has been supplied by the company, which also manufactured the façade units for the ICE Krakow Congress Center.


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Deltech melting furnace installed at Gillinder Glass

Published: July 31, 2015 by Greg Morris

Gillinder Glass’ glass science lab has added another melting furnace.

Bart Winkler, chief science officer, said the 3000°F high-temperature Deltech furnace would ensure the second quarter releases of its new speciality glasses being simultaneously developed by its R&D team.

Fred Harding,…

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Coca-Cola invests in EMC impact tester system

Published: July 30, 2015 by Sally Roberts

EMC has installed a semi–automatic Impact tester in the Coca-Cola laboratories located in Brussels.

Coca-cola has replaced its former manual system with the semi-automatic impact tester, which allows the company to carry out impact tests with reduced operator intervention, improved safety…

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