Glass industry news

Internal embossing to launch in New Zealand

Published: August 30, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has partnered with Champion Brewery, DB Breweries (DB), to launch New Zealand’s first application of internal embossing. The internal embossing technology creates grooves on the inside of glass bottles, creating decoration, while providing a smooth exterior for…

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Foreign products could raise cost

Published: August 30, 2011 by Nadine Firth

According to reports, a foreign consultant has asked Putrajaya Holdings not to use local products, but to import them from Europe. Malaysian Sheet Glass’ Group Country Manager, N Krishna Kumar, says: “The foreign consultant said the manufacturer and processor of the glass must be from…

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Solvay reduces greenhouse gases

Published: August 26, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Solvay has developed on-site fluorine gas production units to decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the photovoltaic (PV) and semiconductor industry. Fluorine (F2) production units enable substitution of the potent greenhouse gas Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). The company announced that…

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Guardian expansion continues

Published: August 25, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Guardian Auto Glass has announced that it is expanding its operations into the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region and appointed Deborah Pizzuti to lead the growth.     The company provides glass repair and replacement services for automobiles, buses, trucks and recreational vehicles and…

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Hilmar Leichtenschlag retires

Published: August 24, 2011 by Nadine Firth

On 29th June 2011, Technical Director Hilmar Leichtenschlag retired after more than 39 years of working for Zippe Industrieanlagen. Chief Executive Bernd-Holger Zippe gave his thanks to Mr Leichtenschlag for his decades of work with ‘great commitment, forward planning, expertise and…

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Grafotec confirms upwards trend

Published: August 24, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The main increase in sales is in Asia and India. Grafotec delivered units of its liquid application 1000 and advanced power 960 to India during the first and second quarter of 2011. Given the high temperatures and extreme humidity, special requirements are imposed on separating agent…

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