Glass industry news

Funding boost for bottle decorating company

Published: September 16, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass bottle decorating company Bottleworks is set for rapid expansion after securing a £750,000 invoice finance facility from Aldermore Invoice Finance, which is part of new British bank, Aldermore. The UK-based company, founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Colin Waller, decorates glass…

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Stölzle brings forward investment following fire

Published: September 16, 2010 by Helen Bird

Czech container glassmaker Stölzle-Union is investing a total of €700 million in its Hermanuv Mestec factory, which will raise production capacity by 65% and sales in the second semester of 2010 by 20%. The investment is the plant’s largest since 1992, when it was taken over by parent…

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Graphoidal and Rondot announce formation of new UK company

Published: September 08, 2010 by Helen Bird

Lubrication and engineering specialist Graphoidal - a Groupe Rondot company - has announced the expansion and restructure of its UK business in order to better support its customers.

Managing Director Mark Johnston, along with Louis Rondot, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Rondot, have…

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Float line supplier reports successful start-up

Published: September 07, 2010 by Helen Bird

Hot end equipment specialist Fives Stein has reported a successful start to production at the Okan Group’s Düzce Cam float line in Turkey. With the start-up of its first float glass line, the Okan Group will have direct access to high-quality float glass for all its processing and…

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Sorg to enter float glass market through collaboration

Published: September 06, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass melting and conditioning specialist Nikolaus Sorg & Co has announced that it is to enter the float glass sector, having signed a collaborative agreement to supply float furnace technology on the open market.

The agreement was recently signed between Sorg and the companies involved…

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RHI names head of raw materials division

Published: September 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Refractories specialist RHI has announced the appointment of Franz Buxbaum as Head of Raw Materials, with effect from 1st September 2010. Mr Buxbaum, who joined the company 14 years ago, has held various management positions and most recently was responsible for its raw materials…

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