Glass industry news

IVC installs Vertech’s SIL equipment

Published: June 11, 2018 by Greg Morris

Mexican container glassmaker IVC has installed Vertech’s SIL equipment on its fourth furnace.

Industria Vidriera de Coahuila (IVC) is a joint-venture between Owens Illinois and Constellation Brands based in Nava, Mexico. 

French technology supplier Vertech has installed SILC on 13…

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The second Convention of Glass Associations to take place in Italy

Published: June 05, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Vitrum's Convention of the International Glass Industry Associations will take place on 6-7th June this year at the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (SSV) in Murano, Venice.

This year, the two-day meeting will bring together global leaders from the world of glass in Italy. Vitrum (Italy’s…

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AGC Glass celebrates float plant’s 120th anniversary in France

Published: June 05, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Belgian flat glass producer AGC Glass Europe celebrated the 120th anniversary of its Boussois float glass plant in northern France.

The ceremony took place on Friday, 1st June. Delegates included the District Sub-Prefect Alexander Grimaud, politicians, press and glass specialists. A 180 x…

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Unimin becomes Covia following merger

Published: June 05, 2018 by Greg Morris

Glassmaking raw materials company Unimin is now known as Covia following a merger.

The combination of Unimin and sand miner Fairmount Santrol was completed last week.

Covia will be an industrial mineral company with about $2 billion in annual revenue.

Jenniffer Deckard, president and CEO…

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Guardian Glass makes €50 million investments to meet global demand

Published: June 05, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

US manufacturer Guardian Glass has made €50 million investments to help meet global demand.

The global flat glass manufacturer based in Michigan, United States, has invested more than €50 million in the last five years to equip all of its float facilities in Europe with the best available…

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Verallia invests €28m to modernise Vauxrot plant

Published: June 05, 2018 by Greg Morris

Verallia has invested €28 million in its Vauxrot, France glass container plant. 

The plant’s furnace has been totally rebuilt and extended to supply a 4th production line. 

The investment has modernised production equipment and increased the capacity of the site, which Verallia said was a…

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