Glass industry news

FEVE elects Vitaliano Torno as President

Published: March 06, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Vitaliano Torno, Managing Director of O-I Europe, has been elected President of FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation.

“I am eager to put my experiences in the industry at the service of FEVE members. I believe in a strong future of glass as the packaging material of reference.…

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Stephan Meindl takes action as CEO of Horn Glass

Published: March 05, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Stephan Meindl (pictured), the Executive Chairman of Horn Glass Industries AG, speaks about recent developments in the glass industry and how Horn plans to react to them.

Two main pillars: Float glass and container glass

The future prospects of the industry look good, as the global demand…

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AGC Europe to close Athus plant

Published: March 05, 2015 by Sally Roberts

AGC Glass Europe will close its Athus, Belgium plant, in a move that will result in mass redundancies.

The plant specialises in the production of laminated glass for the construction industry and is located in the south of the country.

AGC stated the plant is faced with the dual handicap…

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Iris opens Brazil office due to Latin American success

Published: March 04, 2015 by Sally Roberts

To maximise customer support for glass container producers in Latin America, inspection solutions specialist Iris Inspection machines has established a technical after-sales operation in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

There are currently more than 20 Evolution inspection machines operating…

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New owner of Schrader Glasformenbau

Published: March 04, 2015 by Greg Morris

The company formerly trading under the name of Schrader Glasformenbau has a new owner.

The company has been acquired by AB-Tec Formenbau and its Managing Director, Dr Ing Karl L. Andermahr, said the company would continue to produce glass moulds and neck rings in Porta Westfalica,…

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O-I buys Bennu Glass

Published: March 03, 2015 by Greg Morris

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…

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