Glass industry news

Vidrala invests in six factories until 2016

Published: July 18, 2011 by Helen Bird

Vidrala will invest €200 million until 2016 in six plants (half of them in Spain). Carlos Delclaux, President of the Basque group, said that each centre will receive a share of the investment “according to their profitability and industrial performance”. The plant that will receive a…

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Saint-Gobain postpones Verallia IPO amid ‘adverse conditions’

Published: July 18, 2011 by Helen Bird

Saint-Gobain has dropped the planned initial public offering (IPO) of the world’s second biggest glass manufacturer, Verallia. The French giant said that it had postponed the flotation of much of the business due to “very adverse” market conditions. A statement from Saint-Gobain said:…

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Kopp Glass announces new NVIS formulations

Published: July 18, 2011 by Helen Bird

Kopp Glass, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision moulded, technical glass products, recently announced two new formulations designed for use in the aerospace market, to be compatible with night vision imaging systems (NVIS). Products made from these compositions can be…

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Glass Problems 2011 programme confirmed

Published: July 12, 2011 by Helen Bird

The organiser of the 72nd Conference on Glass Problems has released the final programme for this year's event, which takes place on 18th - 19th October 2011.

The two-day programme runs as follows. Glass International publisher Quartz Business Media has once again organised the…

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Sisecam to invest $60 million in Bulgarian glass plants

Published: July 11, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Turkish company Sisecam is to invest $60 million into its production facility for household glass in Bulgaria’s Targovishte, through its subsidiary Trakiya Glass Bulgaria. The new investment will create 200 new jobs and expand the existing household glass production line launched in…

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Indian glassmakers gear up to meet demand

Published: July 06, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Indian container glass industry is anticipating a surge in domestic demand, following a growing awareness of health and hygiene among consumers. Manufacturers are ramping up their capacities and infusing new technologies, having lined up a cumulative investment of over Rs 7000…

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