Glass industry news

O-I adds to lightweight line

Published: February 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has added to its line of lightweight wine bottles with the launch of 750ml claret and burgundy bottles.

The new line is part of O-I’s Lean+Green initiative designed to create aesthetically pleasing, lightweight yet durable bottles using advanced manufacturing…

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Guardian signs agreement for warm-edge spacers

Published: January 28, 2011 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has signed a joint development agreement with Infinite Edge Technologies (IET) to commercialise IET’s warm-edge spacer system, InfiSpace.

With the signing of the agreement, the companies will work collaboratively to introduce the newly developed spacer system into…

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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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