Glass industry news

GIMAV continues eight-year-trend of export growth

Published: July 12, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Data from the GIMAV Studies Center shows it’s eight-year-trend of excellent export performance.

The latest Italian glass machinery industry report was released by the GIMAV Studies Center on the association’s annual member’s meeting.

Laura Biason, Director of GIMAV, said: “This marks the…

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Guardian Glass to launch jumbo coater in North America

Published: July 10, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Guardian Glass’ new jumbo coater is on-schedule to begin operations in August at its Carleton, Michigan facility.

The US glass manufacturer plans to begin producing North America’s first Guardian SunGuard coated jumbo glass as soon as the coater starts up. 

Rick Zoulek, Vice President –…

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Cortex Glass opens R&D office

Published: July 10, 2018 by Greg Morris

Cortex Glass has opened a new R&D office in the centre of the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. 

The company has doubled its R&D office space to 600m2, which will contribute to the further development of its GobWatch, ISWatch, TopWatch and BlankWatch systems.

CEO Mark Holtkamp said the…

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Vetri Speciali inaugurates Ormelle furnace

Published: July 10, 2018 by Greg Morris

Italian container glassmaker Vetri Speciali has inaugurated a new furnace at its Ormelle plant.

The furnace was inaugurated last week in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site in Treviso, about 40km north of Venice.

Part of the funds for the €38 million investment were from the European…

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Ian Martin Lindsay

Published: July 10, 2018 by Greg Morris

Fives Stein Limited (UK) has announced the death of Ian Lindsay, Sales Manager, who passed away in May following a short and unexpected illness. 

Mr Lindsay joined the electric melting division of King Taudevin & Gregson Limited (formerly Penelectro) as a mechanical draftsman in…

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CelSian Practical Glass Technology Training

Published: July 10, 2018 by Greg Morris

CelSian is offering a Practical Glass Technology Training course from its premises in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 

The two-day practical course is aimed at new and more experienced industry employees who want to understand the missing link between theory and practice, between cause and…

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