Glass industry news

The global glass industry gets set for Mexico

Published: August 27, 2015 by Sally Love

Only two booths remain for the Glassman Latin America hollow glass trade show in Guadalajara this September.

Over 85 suppliers to the glass manufacturing industry from around the world will be exhibiting under one roof on the 22nd and 23rd September, at ExpoGuadalajara.

Companies that…

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UK manufacturer chooses Glaston furnace

Published: August 27, 2015 by Greg Morris

UK toughened and laminated glass manufacturer Independent Glass has selected the FC500 as its fifth Glaston furnace for use at its Glasgow site

The company is now capable of producing 2.8mm toughened glass to ECER43 automotive standard and a thickness range of 2–12 mm heat-strengthened…

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Pilkington closes St. Helen’s site

Published: August 27, 2015 by Sally Love

The sale of the former Pilkington head quarters in St. Helen’s has been completed.

The building served as the company’s HQ for over 40 years, and has been bought by local property developers for an undisclosed sum.

Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) has transferred the 125 staff to its European…

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Gürallar Cam Ambalaj chooses Bucher Emhart Glass for its container plant

Published: August 25, 2015 by Greg Morris

Turkish container glass manufacturer Gürallar Cam Ambalaj (GCA) has selected Bucher Emhart Glass to provide equipment for its new plant.

Gürallar’s new facility was built next to its existing site in Kutahya, western Turkey and began operations in February with a focus on producing food…

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Encirc nominated for sustainable manufacturing award

Published: August 25, 2015 by Sally Love

Glass manufacturer Encirc has been named as a finalist in the UK’s Manufacturer MX Awards 2015.

Encirc has been nominated in the Sustainable Manufacturing category, for its success in cutting its carbon footprint across its operations.

In the last 12 months alone, Encirc has consolidated…

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Stewart Engineers to build Kazakhstan float glass site

Published: August 25, 2015 by Greg Morris

Stewart Engineers is to construct a float glass facility in Kazakhstan.

The US company said the Orda Glass Complex in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan aims to be the most modern industrial float glass facility in the world using the latest float glass and on-line CVD technology.

It will produce 600…

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