Glass industry news

Strategic Materials acquired by private investment firm

Published: October 18, 2017 by Greg Morris

The largest glass recycler in North America, Strategic Materials, has been acquired by Littlejohn private investment company.

Strategic Materials is headquartered in Houston, TX and is focused on recovering and processing post-consumer and post-industrial glass in North America. 

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Four Italian Glass Machinery Suppliers Launch Industry 4.0 Project

Published: October 18, 2017 by Greg Morris

During Vitrum 2017, Italian glass processing companies Cugher Glass, Iocco, Mappi International and Triulzi Cesare Special Equipments Srl launched Project 4X4.0, a partnership between glass processing companies to help customers meet the demands of Industry 4.0.

The partnership provides…

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Vidrala completes Santos Barosa acquisition

Published: October 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Spanish glassmaker Vidrala has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of the Portuguese company Santos Barosa Vidros.

Santos Barosa manufactures and sells glass containers through a major production facility located in Marinha Grande, Portugal.

The company produces more…

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Horn secures first order with Indonesia’s PT Maspion

Published: October 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Germany’s Horn Glass has secured the order for the construction of a glass melting furnace for tableware from Indonesia’s PT Maspion.

The project includes the engineering of the refractory materials as well as steel construction, heating equipment, measuring and control technology for the…

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Excelsius sold to Robur Group

Published: October 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Germany’s Excelsius Global Services has been sold to the Robur Group.

Excelsius, based in Lohr, provides a variety of services to the glass industry, including heat up and expansion control, controlled cool down, and cullet fill using blowing or vibrating feeding methods.

Robur Group is a…

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More than 200 delegates attend AFGM conference in Vietnam

Published: October 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Visitors from around the globe attended the 41st Asian Federation of Glass Manufacturers (AFGM) conference.

The annual event, this year held in Danang, Vietnam, had the theme of Glass in the Digital Era. The technical conference featured nine papers from suppliers who discussed topics…

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