Glass industry news

Gerresheimer Shuangfeng facility celebrates 10-year anniversary

Published: May 26, 2016 by Greg Morris

Gerresheimer Shuangfeng has two reasons to celebrate in 2016.

Firstly, it was founded 30 years ago in April, and secondly it has been operating successfully in the Chinese market as a Gerresheimer joint venture for 10 years.

The Chinese plant in Shuangfeng (pictured) comprises three…

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2nd ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China is a notable success

Published: May 25, 2016 by Greg Morris

A total of 34 students and 12 teachers gathered this springtime for the second China Winter School.

The seasonal mismatch in the title was even more apparent as warm weather arrived in Wuhan at the same time as the delegates. Nevertheless the heavy rain and thunder that quickly followed…

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Carib Glassworks doubles production capacity thanks to Heye

Published: May 24, 2016 by Greg Morris

Heye International has supported glassmaker Carib Glassworks in its efforts to double production capacity and develop potential sales opportunities in export markets.

Carib Glassworks is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and is the only manufacturer of glass packaging in the…

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Geoff Evans obituary

Published: May 24, 2016 by Greg Morris

After graduating from the University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Geology, Geoff joined Pilkington’s R&D Centre at Lathom, Ormskirk in 1969, initially working in the Refractories Department. 

This was followed by periods in Raw Materials and Combustion Engineering before…

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Xpar Vision installs third IR-D unit in Vetropack’s Pöchlarn plant

Published: May 24, 2016 by Greg Morris

The Vetropack Group and Xpar Vision have strengthened their cooperation in the Hot End by installing a third IR-D unit at Vetropack’s Pöchlarn glass plant in Austria.

Xpar Vision’s Infrared Dual Camera (IR-D) systems are positioned at both sides of the conveyor belt, between the IS Machine…

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Ardagh’s CEO to step down in September

Published: May 24, 2016 by Greg Morris

Ardagh CEO Niall Wall is to step down in September.

He will be replaced by Ian Curley, who was CFO of Smurfit Kappa Group from 2000 until March of this year.

Mr Curley will join Ardagh in late June as CEO designate and succeed Mr Wall when he steps down in September.

The Board of Ardagh…

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