Glass industry news

Sorg completes furnace project at Gopal Glass

Published: April 24, 2018 by Greg Morris

SORG successfully completed the project for an ornamental glass manufacturing plant in India and handed it over to production. The project was started in March 2017.

The customer Gopal Glass is the market leader in ornamental glass production in India and intends to expand its capacity…

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Consol plans stock floatation

Published: April 24, 2018 by Greg Morris

South African container glassmaker Consol plans to float on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

The flotation, pencilled in for May 4, will see it offer shares priced  between R1.50 and R6.50 per offer share, corresponding to an expected market capitalisation of between R8 billion and R9.8…

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Ardagh Glass implements sustainable battery storage system

Published: April 24, 2018 by Greg Morris

Ardagh Group has implemented a sustainable battery storage system to increase resilience and energy security at its glass container plant in Irvine, Scotland.

It’s the biggest behind-the-meter storage system in Europe and the first system to be used in the glass industry.

The Irvine plant…

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Pharmaceutical Glassware Workshop

Published: April 23, 2018 by Greg Morris

The UK’s Glass Technology Services  is to host a one-day workshop that covers an introduction to glass and appropriate due diligence for those working with glass in the pharmaceutical supply chain. 

The open workshop will provide guests with an introduction to the use of glass as primary…

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Anchor Glass to close US plant

Published: April 23, 2018 by Greg Morris

Anchor Glass is to close its Zanesville, Ohio mould fabrication plant, and its Streator, Illinois machine repair shop in the United States.  

The Zanesville facility employs 69 people. Mould production is projected to cease by the end of November 2018. A mould engineering office will be…

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Sisecam purchases former Sangalli Vetro plant

Published: April 23, 2018 by Greg Morris

Turkey’s Sisecam has won the auction of the former Sangalli Vetro plant in Italy with an offer of more than €15 million.

Sisecam won the auction with an offer of €15, 715,000 for the Macchia plant, better known as Manfredonia Vetro.

It is a news that brings hope to families of many…

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