Glass industry news

Guardian Europe moves to Bertrange, Luxembourg headquarters

Published: July 02, 2015 by Greg Morris

Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe has opened a headquarters office in Bertrange, Luxembourg.

Approximately 120 staff have been relocated from their offices at the company’s production site in Dudelange, Luxembourg.

A key driver for the move is the company’s continuing transition…

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Biffa invests £3.1m in glass recycling

Published: July 02, 2015 by Greg Morris

The UK's Biffa waste management group has invested £3.1 million into glass cleaning technology at its two ‘super’ Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) at Aldridge and in Edmonton, UK.

It said it aims to boost material quality and ‘reduce the risk presented by the volatile onward glass…

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Glass Alliance reports successful Mir Stekla

Published: July 01, 2015 by Greg Morris

The Glass Alliance companies of Fenzi, Alu-Pro and Rolltech reported plenty of visitors and interest at the recent Mir Stekla event in Russia.

They said that attendance on the stand was good despite the negative economic situation in the country and a downturn in the market for flat glass,…

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Gerresheimer to sell glass tubing operations to Corning for €196 million

Published: June 30, 2015 by Greg Morris

Gerresheimer is to sell its borosilicate glass tubing business to Corning Incorporated in a €196 million deal.

Corning will assume ownership of Gerresheimer’s tubing plants, in Vineland, New Jersey, USA and in Pisa, Italy that employs 300 people.

Gerresheimer described its tubing business…

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Stoelzle’s French site to be centre of excellence

Published: June 30, 2015 by Greg Morris

Stoelzle’s Masnieres, France sites will become its new centre of excellence in terms of high-end flacons for the perfumery and cosmetics markets.

Stoelzle said major investment would be made to the sites to upgrade production and decoration equipment.

The Masnieres glassworks site and a…

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Ardagh site receives ‘green’ award

Published: June 30, 2015 by Greg Morris

Ardagh’s Dunkirk, USA plant has received ISO 14001:2004 certification.

ISO 14001 is an international standard for the environmental management of businesses.

 “The ISO 14001:2004 Certification is a significant accomplishment for our Dunkirk plant, and is a direct reflection of Ardagh…

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