Glass industry news

Vitro Glass’ Fresno plant marks 50 years of glassmaking

Published: November 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Vitro Architectural Glass’s Fresno, California, float glass manufacturing plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The milestone comes as the facility implements new technology to enhance the environmental performance of the glass-manufacturing process for Starphire Ultra-Clear glass and…

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Veresence unveils €30 million glass investment at Mers-Les-Bains plant

Published: November 15, 2017 by Greg Morris

French perfumery and cosmetic glass manufacturer Verescence has unveiled its largest glass melting furnace at its flagship plant.

It spent €30 million to renovate its Mers-Les-Bains site in the Somme region of France, of which €11 million was spent for the reconstruction of the…

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Glass appreciation – an introduction to glass

Published: November 15, 2017 by Greg Morris

Glass Appreciation is an introductory course ideal for those joining the glass industry or working in roles for procurement, design, supply and use of glass items, organised by Glass Technology Services (GTS).

The one-day course introduces delegates to glass manufacture and processing,…

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Orda Glass closer to completion

Published: November 15, 2017 by Greg Morris

Stewart Engineers, an investor, EPC contractor, and technical advisor for the Orda Glass facility in Kazakhstan has completed the process steel installation for the project.

The 600tonnes/day facility will be Kazakhstan’s first float production line and is due to be completed in…

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Guardian Glass launches emissions control system in Luxembourg

Published: November 14, 2017 by Greg Morris

Guardian Glass has inaugurated an emissions control system at its Dudelange, Luxembourg float plant.

Mrs. Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister of the Environment, and Mr. Dan Biancalana, Mayor of Dudelange, joined Guardian Glass in Europe leadership for the official inauguration of…

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ilis delivers 100th StrainScope Polarimeter to Spanish glassmaker

Published: November 14, 2017 by Greg Morris

Germany’s ilis has installed its 100th StrainScope real time polarimeter.

The 100th installed instrument is a StrainScope S4/20 cord tester for Vidrieras Canarias, in Las Palmas, Spain (part of the Verallia group) and is used to perform fast and easy measurement of cord stresses close to…

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