Glass industry news

BA Vidro confirms acquisition of HNG Global

Published: August 23, 2016 by Greg Morris

Portuguese container manufacturer BA Vidro has confirmed the acquisition of German packaging group, HNG Global.

BA Vidro said the acquisition of the Gardelegen site near Berlin allows it to expand its market into Central Europe.

“It will add it to our current portfolio of sales in the…

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Irish First Minister and Chinese Consul General visit Encirc Academy

Published: August 22, 2016 by Greg Morris

Encirc welcomed the Irish First Minister Arlene Foster and the Chinese Consul General Madam Wang to its Derrylin plant in Northern Ireland.

The visit focused on the global success of the Encirc Academy, which was launched in 2014 to promote excellence in glass manufacture through process…

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Stölzle designs bottle for Balmain

Published: August 19, 2016 by Sally Love

Stölzle has designed the bottle for Balmain for Men, a perfume flacon that transfers the unique character of the fragrance created by Interparfums.

The customer requested a flacon that reflects the characteristics of a free, audacious, urban man, by using a rectangular, straight and…

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Vetrotex extends its capacity in Litomysl plant

Published: August 18, 2016 by Sally Love

Vetrotex, part of the Saint-Gobain family and producer of glass fibre, has extended the capacity in one of its three furnaces in the Czech Republic.

The furnace was repaired after having reached the end of its lifetime.

Due to a timely scheduling of the repair, as well as a solid…

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Stölzle spirit bottles nominated for awards

Published: August 18, 2016 by Sally Love

Stölzle has had two of its spirits bottles nominated for industry awards this year, both of which were manufactured at its Knottingley, UK site.

The Isle of Harris gin bottle has been nominated at the UK Packaging Awards 2016 for ‘Best Packaging of a New Product’, and at the Luxury…

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Praxair and Linde to merge?

Published: August 17, 2016 by Greg Morris

US-based gas company Praxair is in preliminary discussions with Linde regarding a potential merger. 

Praxair said the discussions were ongoing and there is no assurance that they will result in a transaction, or on what terms any transaction may occur.

Similarly, Germany’s Linde group…

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