Glass industry news

Schott to invest $75 million in Russia expansion

Published: January 27, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glassmaker Schott is planning to build a plant for the production of glass packaging for the pharmaceutical industry in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, according to reports.

The manufacturer of high-quality industrial glass products believes that by the time the plant is commissioned,…

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Sisecam continues Bulgaria investments with fifth launch

Published: January 26, 2011 by Helen Bird

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has officially opened Sisecam’s latest factory for automotive glass in the country’s north-eastern city of Targovishte.

“It is a great day for the city and the people who will work here,” said Mr Borisov. “Such investments are of prime…

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Transparent glass cube marks cultural heart of city

Published: January 25, 2011 by Helen Bird

The city of Helsinki, Finland and the Helsinki Music Centre Foundation joined together in a €140 million project to update the old cultural heart of the capital, the Finlandia Hall.

The Helsinki Music Hall is currently under construction and upon completion in the summer of 2011, it…

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Initiative to convert CO2 into fuel could assist glassmakers

Published: January 12, 2011 by Helen Bird

A new initiative could significantly assist energy intensive industries to become more environmentally friendly while reducing operating costs.

GEA?Niro, a Denmark-based company that specialises in process engineering, is leading the initiative, which makes it possible for CO2 to be…

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Success for new doghouse, reports Sorg

Published: January 11, 2011 by Helen Bird

Melting furnace and forehearth systems specialist Nikolaus Sorg has reported a successful start-up for its latest doghouse concept, the Sorg IRD, which is designed ‘primarily to alleviate the inevitable problems caused by batch carry-over into the regenerators’. The first IRD doghouse…

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Gerresheimer draws on growth in glass syringe market

Published: January 04, 2011 by Helen Bird

Pharmaceutical glassmaker Gerresheimer is stepping up its production capacity and investing approximately €20 million in a fourth production line for prefillable syringes, in a bid to capitalise on the double-digit rates of annual growth seen by the sector. The new line in Bünde,…

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