Glass industry news

Dura Temp to distribute Protatherm

Published: April 14, 2010 by Helen Bird

  Specialist in hot ware handling solutions Dura Temp has been appointed global distributor for Protatherm products in many markets around the world.   Protatherm will add gob funnels, gob deflector plates, mould top plates, take-out inserts, deadplates and transfer plates among… Read more

Boron demand boosted by China

Published: April 12, 2010 by Helen Bird

Global demand for boron – an essential component in the manufacture of glass fibre and borosilicate glass – grew strongly in the three years to 2008, a market report has confirmed.   Growth has been driven by an increase in demand from China, where consumption rose by 15% per year… Read more

European industry benefits as Glassman heads to Barcelona

Published: March 11, 2010 by admini

Having enjoyed unanimous success in Lyon, France at its most recent edition, Glassman Europe is set to return on 25th - 26th May 2011 - this time visiting the city of Barcelona in Spain.

The must-attend event for glass manufacturers worldwide consists of a two-day exhibition, featuring…

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O-I to close Pennsylvania plant

Published: February 26, 2010 by admini

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has confirmed that on 1st July 2010 it will close its Clarion glass container plant in Pennsylvania, USA.

President of O-I North America, Miguel Escobar, said the loss of volume associated with supply agreements for some customer locations prompted the decision to…

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China and Malaysia plan projects in resource-rich Borneo

Published: February 26, 2010 by admini

An agreement has been signed by China and Malaysia to build large projects in a controversial development corridor of Borneo, according to reports.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed that the agreement could result in projects worth $11 billion in the island’s Sarawak…

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PSR receives Emhart metering spout license

Published: February 26, 2010 by admini

As part of its refractory manufacturing license from Emhart Glass, Parkinson-Spencer Refractories (PSR) of the UK has commenced production of the Swiss company’s metering spout refractories for 81, 503 and 515 feeders.

The metering spout system is a patented design of Emhart Glass that…

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