Glass industry news

Saint-Gobain to sell off €3.4 billion packaging unit

Published: November 02, 2010 by Helen Bird

Saint-Gobain is planning to sell its glass packaging business, Verallia, in a bid to focus on its core building materials operations.

The French group intends to launch the initial public offering of Verallia in the second quarter of 2011, according to reports. The packaging unit, which…

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Van Houte to leave CPIV

Published: November 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

CPIV, the Standing Committee of the European Glass Industries, has announced that its Secretary General, Frédéric Van Houte, will leave the association at the end of November 2010 for a new challenge as Director General of a European industry association.

Mr Van Houte joined CPIV in…

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AFGM announces new Chairman

Published: October 22, 2010 by Helen Bird

The ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers (AFGM) has announced that its new Chairman will be Renato Y. Cabrera, Jr of San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation in the Philippines.

The news was announced at the 34th ASEAN?Glass Conference, which took place on the Philippine island of…

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RHi invests €13 million to expand operations in China

Published: October 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

RHI, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-grade ceramic refractory products and services, has increased its production capacity in China by more than 20%, taking it to 270,000 tonnes.

In late September 2010, a third tunnel kiln was successfully commissioned at its plant in…

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‘Great honour’ for Delbert Day as he accepts Phoenix Award

Published: October 18, 2010 by Helen Bird

Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor Emeritus at the USA’s Missouri University of Science and Technology and Chief Technical Officer of Mo-Sci Corporation, has become the fortieth recipient of the prestigious Phoenix Award. The award is presented annually in recognition of an individual…

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Wine industry boosts glass

Published: October 12, 2010 by Helen Bird

The glass market is benefitting from good performance within the wine industry, according to a recent report.

The report, published by, states that the glass industry is expected to grow 10% in 2010 in line with the rise in exports. Companies anticipate a 10% increase in…

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