Glass industry news

Schott glass used in world’s largest space telescope

Published: January 20, 2017 by Sally Love

The largest optical telescope in the world – the European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT for short – is currently being built on the Chilean mountain Cerro Armazones.

The giant telescope is based on a five-mirror design: a giant main mirror (M1) and four smaller mirrors (M2 to M5) as…

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Glaston sells flat tempering line to Chile

Published: January 19, 2017 by Sally Love

Glaston has closed an important deal for a FC Series flat tempering furnace with Chinook convection system to Comercial Dialum, located in Santiago, Chile.

Measured by size, this is the biggest flat tempering furnace that Glaston has ever sold in South America.

The furnace will be…

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Allied launches range of premium bottles

Published: January 18, 2017 by Sally Love

Allied’s new range of premium bottles has been designed to showcase any gin, whisky, vodka or rum product as a premium offering.

Named after Isaac Newton and Isambard Kingdom-Brunel, the bottles were designed and manufactured to celebrate the best in innovation and forward…

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New mould manufacturing company launches in Turkey

Published: January 18, 2017 by Sally Love

A new company, Derya, has been launched in Turkey with a mould manufacturing facility that will operate under the brand name Glassymould.

Mehmet Sahin, Co-Founder of the company, has worked in the tableware glass industry for over 18 years, supplying moulds to the industry.

He said: “We…

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Bottero secures €5 million Vetri Speciali order

Published: January 17, 2017 by Greg Morris

Italian company Bottero has supplied three IS machines to compatriot Vetri Speciali’s plant in Spini di Gardolo, in the province of Trento.

The 10-section machines were installed in the autumn of last year and will be used for the production of glass bottles. The bottles produced are…

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