Glass industry news

Guardian to close Walled Lake production plant

Published: April 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has confirmed the planned closure of its glass fabrication plant at Walled Lake in Michigan, USA.   The company’s spokeswoman, Amy Hennes, said that the decision had been made because of ‘continued reduction in business and the ongoing slowdown in the economy’. Read more

Glasstec announces 2010 President

Published: April 19, 2010 by Helen Bird

Martin Gutmann has been appointed President of Glasstec 2010.

The Guild Master of the Federal Association of Glazier Trades succeeds Paul Neeteson, who held this office for the last Glasstec in 2008.  

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Dismatec awarded for export achievements

Published: April 16, 2010 by Helen Bird

UK glass plant engineering company Dismatec has been recognised with an award for its achievements in expanding into export markets.   At the Going Global Awards 2010, organised by Yorkshire Forward and UK Trade and Investment, the supplier’s Managing Director, Michael Horsfield,… Read more

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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