Glass industry news

Sişecam reports 15% rise in sales for 2014

Published: April 27, 2015 by Greg Morris

Turkey’s Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of TL 6.9 billion ($2.52bn), up 15% compared to the previous year.  

In 2014, the group produced 4.2 million tons of glass, 2.1 million tons of soda and 4 million tons of industrial raw materials.

It had a net profit of TL420…

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Sorg to present ‘Sorg LoM’ at Glassman Europe

Published: April 27, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Sorg will present its new oxy-fuel burner, the ‘Sorg LoM’ at the upcoming Glassman Europe show in Lyon, on the 6th and 7th May.

LoM stands for Low Momentum and Low Maintenance oxy-fuel burner.

This allows oxy-fuel furnaces to operate at maximum efficiency due to an optimised flame…

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O-I’s Forte bottle brings attention to military inspired distiller

Published: April 24, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Hotel Tango, a small-batch artisan distiller, is one of the first to use the new Forte bottle offered by Owens-Illinois (O-I), part of its Covet Classics collection. 

Hotel Tango's owners found O-I's Forte design to be a perfect match for both their military inspired identity and for their…

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New President of Vitrum appointed

Published: April 24, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Dino Zandonella Necca (pictured) has been named as the new President of Vitrum, the trade show that specialises in machinery, equipment and systems for flat and hollow glass.

Aldo Faccenda (Bottero SpA) and Cinzia Schiatti (Schiatti Angelo Srl) were appointed as Vice Presidents, both…

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Encirc Director retires

Published: April 21, 2015 by Greg Morris

Peter Fitzgerald, Strategic Development Director at UK glass manufacturer, Encirc, is retiring following more than 17 years with the business.

Peter joined Encirc as Sales and Marketing Manager in November 1997, when the company was still in its infancy and before production had even…

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Vibrotube helps Zippe secure orders for 2015

Published: April 21, 2015 by Greg Morris

After the successful world premiere at glasstec and first sales in 2014, further orders for units of the new Vibrotube charger have been placed with Zippe in 2015.

The charger enjoyed a remarkably high interest from the industry and glass professionals.

Customers reported a “significant…

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