Glass industry news

Wheaton buys Verescence’s Brazil operation for R45 million

Published: March 20, 2018 by Greg Morris

Brazilian glass packaging manufacturer Wheaton has agreed to purchase Verescence’s Sao Paulo plant.

The merger will guarantee an increase of about 28% for Wheaton in Brazil, which will see its turnover rise to R$1 billion.

The deal will make Wheaton one of the largest global packaging…

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BA Glass in €45 million Spanish container facility investment

Published: March 20, 2018 by Greg Morris

BA Glass is to invest €45 million in its glass factory at Villafranca de los Barros, Spain.

The Villafranca de los Barros site will be the group’s largest upon completion of the investment, which will include the construction of a new furnace.

In addition to this investment, another €20…

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Grupo Modelo orders FAMA IS machine

Published: March 20, 2018 by Greg Morris

Grupo Modelo has ordered an IS machine from FAMA for Nueva Fábrica Nacional de Vidrio container glass manufacturing facility, located at Mexico City.

The 10-section triple gob machine will be started-up in the first week of April as part of a turn key project, which will see FAMA deliver,…

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Glass appreciation course will be held at British Glass in Sheffield, UK

Published: March 19, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

A course named ‘Glass appreciation – an introduction to glass’ will take place at British Glass on 24th April 2018 in Sheffield, England.

This glass appreciation course is ideal for glass designers, sellers, makers, processors and re-users. It will offer a broad understanding of the…

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Glass International’s March issue is out now!

Published: March 16, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

In this month’s issue, Neutral Glass & Allied Industries discuss its recent furnace investment and acquisition by German glassmaker Gerresheimer.

This new furnace investment means that the company can continue producing high quality pharmaceutical and cosmetics glass as well as being…

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Furnace Solutions 2018 announces programme

Published: March 15, 2018 by Greg Morris

The SGT’s Melting Technical Committee is hosting another interesting and informative Furnace Solutions Conference and Training Day.

The emphasis of this two-day event is for presenters and delegates to share experiences and propose practical solutions to the glass melting challenges of…

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