Glass industry news

NGA announces new Chairman of the board

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced the election of Chris Mammen to the position of Chairman of the board. Mr Mammen, President of M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, USA, has served on the board since 2006. He will serve a one-year term.

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Council backs £36 million Pilkington glass plant

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

St Helens Council has backed plans for a £36 million Pilkington glass plant, which will create 50 jobs. The coating facility at the Cowley Hill Works in St Helens, UK, will also protect existing jobs and help expand the firm’s apprentice programme. Pilkington, part of Japan’s NSG…

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PSR appoints new agent for Germany and Austria

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Parkinson-Spencer Refractories (PSR), based in Halifax, UK, has appointed GR2 as its sales agent for Germany and Austria.   Based in Berlin, GR2 has represented PSR in Poland since 2005. The company is part of Groupe Rondot, a group of international companies dedicated to serving the…

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Italian glass working machinery gains momentum

Published: September 13, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Glass Working Machinery and Accessories Suppliers (GIMAV) has recently approved the official 2010 industry figures, which reflect an overall growth in the market. Exports (+5.58% versus 2009) show that the sector is picking up, especially as a…

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TFT LCD panel makers to reduce glass input

Published: September 12, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Falling prices and weak demand expectations for large-area thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panels have caused panel makers to adjust their production strategies, according to a recent report. As panel prices approach cash cost, manufacturers are reducing…

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Corning shares fall with lower LCD demand

Published: September 12, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Shares at Corning have fallen after the specialty glassmaker announced its third quarter sales of glass for liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions would be lower than originally forecast. The company recently announced that the industry is preparing for the retail demand for…

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