Glass industry news

Reformed float line saves energy

Published: August 13, 2010 by Helen Bird

Building materials company Huaguang Group has formally opened what is thought to be the first energy saving float glass production line in China.

The 550 ton per day Anhui Huaguang Glass Group plant underwent a reforming project, which was carried out with supporting units China…

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Pilkington Group faces new price fixing allegations

Published: August 13, 2010 by Helen Bird

Volvo Car Corporation has sued a UK unit of Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) over its involvement in a car glass price fixing cartel that ended two years ago, with European Union fines totalling €1.4 billion.

The car manufacturer is seeking ‘substantial’ damages from NSG’s Pilkington Group…

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Batch charging solution offers new advantages for glassmakers

Published: August 12, 2010 by Helen Bird

EME?Maschinenfabrik Clasen, a company belonging to the Sorg Group of Germany, has developed a new batch charger that, it claims, offers glass manufacturers a range of advantages compared to existing designs.

The SPC batch charger comprises two screw chargers in parallel and a separate…

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Taiwan Glass budgets NT$5 billion for solar glass lines

Published: August 12, 2010 by Helen Bird

Taiwan Glass Corporation has announced a budget of approximately NT$5 billion to set up new production lines for advanced glass used in solar energy in China, in a bid to boost market share.

Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of glass plans to construct lines in Changhua County, central…

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Brunner Mond confirms team additions

Published: August 09, 2010 by Helen Bird

Brunner Mond has appointed Martin Ashcroft as its new Managing Director. Mr Ashcroft was previously the company’s European Operations Director and takes over from John Kerrigan, who served for 32 years as Managing Director. John Abbots has also been appointed Finance Director.

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Iran’s largest furnace commissioned

Published: August 06, 2010 by Helen Bird

The Director General of glass  company Jama Iman, Ali Haqiqat, has announced the commissioning of Iran’s largest continuous glass melting furnace, according to reports from the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Mr Haqiqat said that it will be the second continuous glassmaking furnace in the…

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