Glass industry news

Vitro suspends production at Carlisle plant

Published: August 23, 2017 by Greg Morris

Vitro has reported that one of its two float glass furnaces developed a leak, at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA plant.

There are no injuries reported, but production has been temporarily suspended in both furnaces for safety reasons and to minimise the possibility of further damage.


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Glass Futures requires larger site

Published: August 22, 2017 by Greg Morris

The UK’s Glass Futures project requires a larger facility for its operations.

Its advisory board said that, such was the amount of interest in the project and the additional resources required to support operations, it was searching for an alternative to the Magna site.

The group said…

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O-I sells rights to $500 million Venezuelan award

Published: August 21, 2017 by Greg Morris

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has sold the rights to a $500-million arbitration award against the Venezuelan government.

The world’s largest container glass manufacturing company received $115 million from an unnamed Irish investment fund in return for the rights to the arbitration award that was…

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Pilkington expands in Canada

Published: August 18, 2017 by Greg Morris

A provincial investment is helping create dozens of jobs at Pilkington’s manufacturing plant in Collingwood, Canada.

Pilkington Glass will receive $436,400 to add new lamination and assembly lines to its production facility. The expansion will create 58 jobs and help retain 237…

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Croxsons’ supplies limited edition gin bottle

Published: August 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

UK glass packaging company Croxsons has supplied Bristol based distiller, 6 O’Clock Gin, with a black bottle for its first limited edition gin product, the Brunel Edition.

The Brunel Edition is the first limited edition gin for 6 O’Clock Gin and is also its first new London Dry Gin. The…

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