Glass industry news

Siemens builds automation-engineering factory in China

Published: October 27, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Siemens Industry Automation Division is further expanding its position in the Asian growth market with a new factory to be built in Chengdu, China. Here, the company will develop and manufacture simatic controllers and automation components from the middle of 2013. The opening…

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Coke’s glass bottle is an icon

Published: October 27, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The glass Coke bottle has been named in a new book as one of the most iconic images in the world. Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College, Oxford, UK, has published a book entitled Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon, which examines 11 well-known…

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Corning unveils glass for high-performance displays

Published: October 27, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Corning Incorporated, one of the world leaders in glass and ceramics, has announced the launch of Corning Lotus Glass: An environmentally friendly, high-performance display glass. The glass helps support the demanding manufacturing processes of both organic light-emitting diode (OLED)…

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New glass furnace at World Kitchen

Published: October 26, 2011 by Nadine Firth

A $50 million glass furnace has been unveiled at World Kitchen’s pressware plant in Corning, USA, which manufactures Corelle dinnerware. “The project, which took 14 months to complete, is expected to increase the production capacity of the Corelle line by 50%, allowing the company to…

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Coloured glass mineral can absorb toxic heavy metals

Published: October 26, 2011 by Nadine Firth

According to a report, chemists have discovered a way to make a rare mineral from waste glass that can then be used to clean up toxic heavy metals in the environment. Dr Nichola Coleman and colleagues at Greenwich University in the UK began the project as a way of finding a use for the…

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Glassman Turkey conference speakers announced

Published: October 26, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Glassman Turkey 2011 conference is held in conjunction with the exhibition and features speakers from the hollow glass design, process and production industry discussing key issues including market trends, technology developments, case studies and innovation on the topics of: -…

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