Glass industry news

Float line supplier reports successful start-up

Published: September 07, 2010 by Helen Bird

Hot end equipment specialist Fives Stein has reported a successful start to production at the Okan Group’s Düzce Cam float line in Turkey. With the start-up of its first float glass line, the Okan Group will have direct access to high-quality float glass for all its processing and…

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Sorg to enter float glass market through collaboration

Published: September 06, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass melting and conditioning specialist Nikolaus Sorg & Co has announced that it is to enter the float glass sector, having signed a collaborative agreement to supply float furnace technology on the open market.

The agreement was recently signed between Sorg and the companies involved…

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RHI names head of raw materials division

Published: September 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Refractories specialist RHI has announced the appointment of Franz Buxbaum as Head of Raw Materials, with effect from 1st September 2010. Mr Buxbaum, who joined the company 14 years ago, has held various management positions and most recently was responsible for its raw materials…

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Glassmaker to clear debt, raise output with sale proceeds

Published: August 31, 2010 by Helen Bird

Triveni Glass, an India-based manufacturer of glass products, plans to pay off debt and expand its capacity of building products with funds it expects to raise from selling assets.

“We are in talks with local distributors who would like to enter manufacturing,” said the company’s…

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New addition at Intermac

Published: August 30, 2010 by Helen Bird

Intermac UK has named Simon Manley as Glass Process Manager. Mr Manley will be responsible for the promotion and sale of Intermac glass processing machines for the UK and Ireland. He will also head the development and introduction of new products and technologies by the company’s glass…

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AGC Bor Glassworks reports profit

Published: August 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass manufacturer AGC Bor Glassworks has reported a net profit in the first half of 2010 of 123.273 million rubles (approximately US$4 million), while in the first half of 2009 it made a net loss of 362.299 rubles. In addition, the glassmaker, which specialises in float glass and…

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