Glass industry news

Michael Cable 1934–2016

Published: August 26, 2016 by Sally Love

Michael Cable, a member of the Society of Glass Technology since 1954, passed away on Saturday 20th August.

Mr. Cable was 82 years old, and gained Fellowship of the SGT in 1967 and bestowed Honorary Fellowship in 1997.

His funeral will be on Saturday 3rd Sept, 11.15am at Hutcliffe Wood…

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China Glass returns to Beijing in 2017

Published: August 26, 2016 by Sally Love

The 28th China Glass will be held at the China International Exhibition Centre on May 24–27, 2017.

The China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition is organised by the Chinese Ceramic Society and contracted by Beijing Zhonggui Exhibition Co.

China Glass 2017 will have an…

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AGC Automotive Europe launches ultra-dark grey glass

Published: August 25, 2016 by Sally Love

AGC Automotive Europe has introduced its darkest grey glass to date.

The glass is intended primarily for car roofs and rear windows.

This glass affords greater privacy and thermal comfort (solar protection) for the vehicle occupants, and thus also reduces the need for air…

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Owens Corning to invest $110 million in Indian composites operations

Published: August 25, 2016 by Greg Morris

Owens Corning is to invest $110 million to expand capacity at its composites operations in India.

The investment will support the India glass fiber market through the installation of an 80,000-tonne glass melter at the company’s facility in Taloja, India.

The new melter is expected to…

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Inkjet system for individualised printing on glass with UV inks

Published: August 25, 2016 by Greg Morris

Global paint manufacturer Mankiewicz is to present its Cyconjet inkjet system at the glasstec event.

Mankiewicz co-operated with engine builders Fermac and CER to offer a process solution for individualised industrial printing on glass with UV inks.

The trend towards individualisation of…

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BA Vidro confirms acquisition of HNG Global

Published: August 23, 2016 by Greg Morris

Portuguese container manufacturer BA Vidro has confirmed the acquisition of German packaging group, HNG Global.

BA Vidro said the acquisition of the Gardelegen site near Berlin allows it to expand its market into Central Europe.

“It will add it to our current portfolio of sales in the…

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