Glass industry news

Permanent bar coding on glass

Published: June 07, 2010 by Helen Bird

RS International Ceramics Supplies Co (RSICS) – a producer of high-temperature bar codes – has developed a system of serialised bar codes that can be applied to glass substrates and ‘fired’ onto the surface, giving a permanent, scratch, chemical and heat resistant bar code.

A glass… Read more

O-I launches new lightweight wine bottles

Published: June 07, 2010 by Helen Bird

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has announced the launch of its lightest ever North American wine bottle, which, it reports, is up to 27% lighter than similar bottles at 11.6oz.

The container glass manufacturer is also launching a 13oz 750ml claret bottle, to be available to customers on the east… Read more

Heye reports plant success

Published: June 04, 2010 by Helen Bird

A container plant in Uzbekistan, which started production in October 2009, is operating successfully, reports the facility’s complete equipment supplier, Heye International.

The Asl Oyna  plant in the country’s capital, Tashkent, commissioned Heye International to supply the complete… Read more

Flat glass company forms

Published: June 03, 2010 by Helen Bird

A new company, named International Glass Specialists, has been formed in Kingsport in the state of Tennessee, USA.

In a letter to industry members, the company’s President, Alan W Hunter, said: ‘As the name implies, our company is comprised of a number of glass industry professionals… Read more

New glassworks opens

Published: June 03, 2010 by Helen Bird

The opening of a new glassworks in Ujazd in central Poland has created some 300 jobs.

The factory, constructed by Euroglas, which is equipped with a modern flat glass production line measuring almost 1km, is worth a reported PLN 723 million.   The project involved the construction… Read more

Piramal Glass denies stake sale talks with HNGI

Published: June 02, 2010 by Helen Bird

Piramal Glass has disputed a recent newspaper report claiming its founders were in talks to sell a stake in the company to Hindusthan National Glass & Industries (HNGI), describing it as ‘baseless’. The Economic Times reported that the Ajay Piramal group was in discussions to sell its…

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