Glass industry news

Corning sees Q1 profits soar

Published: May 02, 2010 by Helen Bird

Corning has reported that its profit for the first quarter of 2010 soared to $816 million, based on surging sales of liquid crystal display (LCD) glass for flat panel televisions and computers, as well as highly durable cover glass for mobile phones and hand-held video devices. The…

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Ajiya to invest RM30m in two safety glass plants

Published: May 02, 2010 by Helen Bird

Investment holding company Ajiya has announced that it will invest a total of RM30 million in two new safety glass processing plants in Malaysia and Thailand. A third of the capital will be invested in a plant in the Malaysian city of Shah Alam, while the other RM20 million will be…

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Stölzle appoints Sales Director

Published: May 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Frank Legrand has been named as the new Sales Director at Stölzle France. He will work primarily in France but will also cover Spain. Mr Legrand was previously Commercial and Development Director of Europe at Bormioli Rocco and has 20 years’ experience in high-end perfumery and…

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Saint-Gobain names Chairman & CEO

Published: May 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Saint-Gobain’s Board of Directors has decided to recommend the renewal of Pierre-André de Chalendar’s term of office as Director, which is due to expire on 3rd June. Mr de Chalendar, who is the Group’s current Chief Executive Officer, will also take on the role of Chairman upon…

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Two-day seminar introduces supplier’s activities

Published: May 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Mega Enterprise held its first annual two-day seminar in March, allowing the supplier to introduce its activities, products and services to the Middle East glass industry. The first day of the seminar, which took place in Tehran, Iran, was dedicated to flat glass production. Sherif…

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Glass and aluminium bodies reject PET study

Published: April 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Leading packaging bodies have questioned the methodology of a study that found PET plastic bottles are more eco-friendly than glass and aluminium containers, according to reports.   FEVE, the European Glass Container Federation and the European Aluminium Association (EAA) Packaging… Read more