Glass industry news

Ferro buys laser-marking company for $5.5 million

Published: February 27, 2015 by Greg Morris

Ferro Corporation has bought laser-marking company TherMark for $5.5 million in cash.

TherMark is Ferro’s largest partner in the marketing of laser marking materials and also licenses technology to Ferro.  

TherMark’s technology uses lasers to fuse marking materials to ceramics, glass and…

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The future of glass

Published: February 27, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Fiacre O’Donnell, Marketing Manager at Encirc Glass, discusses the future of glass containers in light of the decision from Dairy Crest to phase out glass bottles in favour of plastic alternatives.

While the humble and iconic milk bottle may become a thing of the past, this doesn't reflect…

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Gerresheimer achieves all targets in 2014

Published: February 26, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Gerresheimer brought its Financial Year (FY) 2014 to a successful close, boosting revenues by 1.9% and achieving all its financial targets despite a curb in sales for glass pharmaceutical packaging.

The company is also set to do well in 2015, benefitting from global megatrends in the…

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Buildings and transport prioritised for energy efficiency says EU

Published: February 26, 2015 by Greg Morris

The European Commission has prioritised buildings and transport as the sectors where energy efficiency gains must be made.

Glass for Europe trade association said it was positive news for the flat glass industry as it has readily available solutions for these two sectors.

The commission’s…

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Encirc Beverages appoints new General Manager

Published: February 25, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Encirc Beverages has appointed John Hawkins as General Manager, to oversee operations and develop customer relations at its plant in Elton, Cheshire.

Mr Hawkins, who has more than 20 years' experience in the beverages industry, will lead Encirc Beverages' team of industry experts as it…

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Owens-Illinois and Ardagh to speak at Glassman Europe conference

Published: February 23, 2015 by Greg Morris

Owens-Illinois, Ardagh, Stoelzle and Bormioli Rocco are the glass manufacturers due to speak at Glassman Europe.

They will join a line-up of speakers that includes associations, suppliers and federations at the event in Lyon, France in May.

The two-day conference takes place alongside the…

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