Glass industry news

Beatson’s 330ml embossed standard is chosen by Ridgeway Brewery

Published: February 05, 2016 by Sally Love

Beatson Clark’s first standard embossed beer bottle has been selected by Ridgeway Brewery to bottle its range of craft beers.

The smaller 330ml amber bottle has the words ‘Craft Beer’ embossed around the shoulder and was designed with the new generation of ales in mind, which often have a…

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Renold completes Aventics acquisition

Published: February 03, 2016 by Greg Morris

Since the beginning of 2016, the tooth chain business formerly owned by Aventics, has been completely under the ownership of Renold GmbH and Renold plc.

It will operate under the brand name Renold Tooth Chain.

There are no planned changes to existing contacts within the business, and with…

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Ardagh Glass confirms UK production line closure

Published: February 03, 2016 by Greg Morris

Ardagh Glass has confirmed it plans to close two production lines at its Wheatley plant in Doncaster UK.

It will close the two lines in April due to a downturn in demand from some of its main food customers.

The site produces jars and bottles for the food and soft drinks industies in the…

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Piramal chooses Vertech’ for production monitoring

Published: February 03, 2016 by Sally Love

Piramal Glass has invested more than $110 million into creating additional capacity at its Kosamba plant, and has decided to adopt Vertech’s SIL equipment on five of its production lines.

The SIL is a modular system that provides tools for controlling the entire production process of a…

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O-I Mexico installs Xpar Vision systems

Published: February 02, 2016 by Greg Morris

O-I Mexico (formerly Vitro), Mexico’s largest glass producer, has installed five Xpar Vision Gob Assists and Blank Temperature Control systems (GA/BTC) at its Queretaro and Monterrey plants.

The cooperation with Xpar began four years ago, when director Juan Farias from FAMA, plant manager…

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Zippe builds batch plant for Mexico’s IVC

Published: February 02, 2016 by Greg Morris

Germany's Zippe Industrieanlagen is building a completely new batch plant for the Mexican container glass factory Industria Vidriera de Caohuila (IVC) in Nava, Mexico.

The IVC production plant is a 50-50 joint venture between Owens-Illinois (O-I) and Constellation Brands and produces…

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