Glass industry news

Kibing set to increase investment in Malaysia

Published: September 20, 2016 by Greg Morris

China’s largest glass manufacturer Kibing is planning to increase its investment in Malaysia by 100% to US$400milion  (RM1.6bil) and to set up its overseas headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Group chairman Ge Wenyao recently told Malaysian minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan at Kibing headquarters…

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O-I bottle literally rocks

Published: September 20, 2016 by Sally Love

O-I has created a bottle for a US micro-distillery that rocks – both literally and figuratively.   

Rocker Spirits and O-I have teamed up to create a distinctive bottle for the Rocker brand, with co-founder Duston Evans working alongside O-I’s new product development team to create a…

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Pilkington rolls out second edition of Glass in Architecture

Published: September 19, 2016 by Sally Love

Pilkington UK, part of the NSG Group, will roll out the second UK edition of its prestigious Glass in Architecture book at this year’s glasstec trade fair.

The book, originally launched in 2011, showcases some of the most prestigious architectural projects around the world, from public…

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Lisec completes second acquisition this month

Published: September 16, 2016 by Greg Morris

Flat glass processing group Lisec has completed the acquisition of fellow Austrian company Schraml Glastechnik.

Schraml Glastechnik was established in 1963 as a glazier’s workshop and is based in Großraming.

Its general manager, Horst Schraml, took over his father’s company 22 years ago.…

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Gerreshemier to sell its laboratory glassware business

Published: September 16, 2016 by Greg Morris

Gerresheimer is to sell its laboratory glassware business to a private equity investor.

It said the sale was part of an effort to focus on delivery devices and pharmaceutical packaging.

Duran group – part of JPMorgan’s merchant banking arm One Equity Partners – will pay $131m (€116m) in…

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Ardagh at Brau Beviale 2016

Published: September 16, 2016 by Sally Love

Following on from the Ardagh Group’s recent entry into metal beverage can manufacturing, the company will feature beverage cans alongside its award winning glass packaging at Brau Beviale this year.

Ardagh will also display its beer kegs and aluminium bottles at the show, on Stand…

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