Glass industry news

Vidrala bids to buy Encirc

Published: December 22, 2014 by Greg Morris

Spanish container glass manufacturer Vidrala has presented an offer to purchase Encirc Limited, which has activities in the UK and Ireland.

Encirc has production sites in Derrylin, Ireland and Elton, UK and has produced container glass since the end of the 1990s. During the past years, the…

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Strong 2014 for Glaston UK

Published: December 18, 2014 by Sally Roberts

Throughout all of 2014, Glaston sold 11 furnaces in the UK, one of which is the largest FC500 ever made.

The latest contract signed in early December with European Glass Group is for two more FC500 lines, including the biggest FC500 furnace that Glaston has sold to date.

According to…

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Dumping duty imposed on Asian countries

Published: December 18, 2014 by Sally Roberts

India's Finance Ministry has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on clear float glass imports from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

This duty will be valid for a period of five years.    

'Clear float glass' is used in construction, refrigeration, mirror and solar energy…

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New MD for Wall Colmonoy Europe

Published: December 18, 2014 by Sally Roberts

Wall Colmonoy has appointed Steph Curtis as Managing Director for its European Headquarters.

Steph joined Wall Colmonoy in January 2014 bringing with him 30 years’ experience in strategic, operational and commercial management.

He has worked in a broad range of industries with over 15…

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O-I and Constellation complete joint venture agreement

Published: December 17, 2014 by Sally Roberts

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has completed the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with Constellation Brands to own and operate a glass container production plant in Nava, Mexico.

In October the companies announced their intent to form the partnership, which was subject to regulatory…

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UK/EU grants for glass innovation

Published: December 17, 2014 by admini

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS), is urging the glass supply chain to take full advantage of the range of major funding opportunities available to them, thanks to a number of UK and EU grants.

The independent research and development, consultancy and testing facility has received grant…

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