Glass industry news

AGC Glass orders Zippe equipment

Published: November 14, 2017 by Greg Morris

AGC Glass has ordered a batch plant and cullet return system from Zippe for its second glass float line in Guaratingueta, Brazil.

Zippe will supply the entire plant with the exception of the concrete works turn-key.

AGC and Zippe will both rely on on a Siemens SPS System S7 400H control…

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Asahi India Glass to start production at Taloja float plant

Published: November 13, 2017 by Greg Morris

Asahi India Glass (AIS) is to commence production at its Taloja float glass plant.

The Taloja plant will add to AIS’s scale and flexibility in providing supplies to customers in the architectural and auto segments, which includes all leading automotive OEMS.

The company also has a fifth…

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Stephan Pies appointed Head of Sales at futronic

Published: November 09, 2017 by Greg Morris

Stephan Pies is set to become futronic’s new Head of Sales.

He will take over the job from Michael Preuss, who plans to concentrate more on his duties as Managing Director, on 1 January 2018.

A native of Tettnang, Pies (pictured), aged 34, has been with the company since February…

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Vitrum 2017 in numbers

Published: November 09, 2017 by Greg Morris

A total of 245 exhibitors from 21 countries around the globe welcomed more than 12,000 entrances overall during the four days of this year’s Vitrum show.

The event had 10,653 registered participants and included a ‘cream of the crop’ display of technologies and systems over a net occupied…

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AGC Flat Glass Italia inaugurates €25 million Cuneo float line  

Published: November 09, 2017 by Greg Morris

AGC Flat Glass Italia has officially inaugurated its new float line in Cuneo, Italy.

After a cold repair process of three months and an investment of around €25 million euros, the float will present technologies to enhance the plant's productivity and its environmental impact.

It will…

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Şişecam Group brings global glass industry together

Published: November 08, 2017 by Greg Morris

Şişecam Group brought together the leading names of the global glass industry to discuss the future of the sector and new technologies in Istanbul.

The 32nd Şişecam Glass Symposium hosted the annual meeting of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) which included 400 participants…

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