Glass industry news

Schott founds energy efficiency network in its German sites

Published: July 26, 2016 by Greg Morris

Speciality glass manufacturer Schott has formed an energy efficiency network at all six of its German sites

The internal company network called EffiNet@SCHOTT is one of 500 that are to be established in Germany by 2020 – as a contribution to achieving the climate and energy policy…

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Vidrala: European containers market shows growth trend

Published: July 26, 2016 by Sally Love

The main European glass container markets show widespread growth trends, consistent with the gradual development in the patterns of consumption of food and beverages, reported Spanish glassmaker Vidrala.

In its half year financial results, the group reported a 3.5% rise in sales to €392.8…

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Corning creates even tougher Gorilla glass

Published: July 25, 2016 by Sally Love

Responding to consumers’ most common issue with mobile devices, Corning’s new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops.

Rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better…

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Flexible Embossing Option for Tomos Watkin Ales

Published: July 25, 2016 by Greg Morris

Adding embossing to a standard Beatson Clark beer bottle turned out to be the perfect solution for the Hurns Brewing Company when it was looking to increase sales of its Tomos Watkin brand of beers.

Beatson Clark can customise standard bottles by having a name or logo embossed on to the…

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Gerresheimer to showcase cosmetic designs at PCD

Published: July 25, 2016 by Sally Love

Gerresheimer will be exhibiting at the Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics and Design (PCD) fair in New York on September 13 and 14.

The company will be exhibiting exclusive glass objects for fragrances and cosmetics, a very attractive segment of the packaging world, at its stand E24.

“This is…

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Beatson Clark bottle chosen for margarita beer

Published: July 22, 2016 by Sally Love

Beatson Clark has created a bottle for a 6% margarita flavoured beer.

Two breweries, Stewart Brewing from Midlothian and Hawkshead Brewery from the Lake District, collaborated to create Margarita Gose, made using New Zealand hops and kaffir lime leaves.

Beatson Clark’s standard amber…

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