Glass industry news

NGA and GANA Move Forward on Combining Associations

Published: September 13, 2017 by Greg Morris

The Boards of Directors of the National Glass Association (NGA) in Vienna, Virginia and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) in Topeka, Kansas have unanimously approved combining the associations into one unified voice for the glass and glazing industry.

The new association will…

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O-I to close Envigado plant and build new furnace in Colombia

Published: September 12, 2017 by Greg Morris

O-I is to close its Envigado plant in Colombia and build a new furnace in its Zipaquira site in the same country.

In a letter to employees the world’s largest container glass manufacturer said staff would be offered the opportunity to transfer to the Zipaquira site.

It said: “We want to…

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Glassman Europe conference papers now online

Published: September 12, 2017 by Greg Morris

Conference papers from glass leaders such as Heineken, Siemens, Ardagh, Stoelzle, Heye International and FEVE are now available to download for free online.

A total of 18 papers from last week’s Glassman Europe event can be downloaded from the event website.

10 papers from the Industry…

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Gerresheimer Querétaro is best facility of the year

Published: September 12, 2017 by Greg Morris

Gerresheimer’s Querètaro site in Mexico has been awarded the best facility within the pharmaceutical and medical packaging group.

The site has made multi-million dollar investments in the past three years in Vials, Ampoules, Pre-fillable Syringes and Specialties.

Hector Garcia, Senior…

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Orora completes Gawler investment

Published: September 12, 2017 by Greg Morris

Australian packaging manufacturer Orora has completed an AU$42 million (US$33.8 million) investment project to increase glass bottle production at its facility in Gawler, South Australia, creating 26 new jobs.

The investment has expanded the glass bottle forming lines at the plant,…

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Industry leaders attend Glassman Europe

Published: September 11, 2017 by Greg Morris

Europe’s largest container glass manufacturers attended the Glassman Europe event in Lyon, France last week.

Renowned container glass manufacturers such as O-I, Verallia, and Ardagh were in attendance at the combined exhibition and conference which took place on September 6 and 7.


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