Glass industry news

EME reports ‘satisfactory’ Glassman Europe

Published: May 27, 2015 by Greg Morris

Germany’s EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen participated in this year’s Glassman from 6th to 7th May in Lyon under the Sorg Group banner.

EME said it was a good opportunity to meet and discuss with customers and potential buyers.

It said that there was satisfactory feedback for EME and its…

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Press Glass publishes revised internal standard

Published: May 27, 2015 by Sally Roberts

Press Glass has published a new version of its internal standards document.

The document has been updated and expanded to take into account the latest EU standards.

It consists of two main parts, each concerning insulating glass units and special glass.

The new version of this document…

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Pro-Sight moves to larger premises

Published: May 26, 2015 by Greg Morris

UK Vision inspection and glass container handling equipment manufacturer Pro-Sight has moved into larger premises.

The company’s new, larger site in Dewsbury, UK provides increased workshop and office space. It also houses a training room that customers can visit to either be familiarised…

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UK recycler in 81% sales boost

Published: May 26, 2015 by Greg Morris

UK recycler WRL Glass Media has had an 81% rise in sales for the first four months of 2015 for its specialist glass products.

The Teesside, UK-based company delivered more than 7,000 tonnes of processed glass between January and April, which is used for applications including shot blasting…

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Frigoglass to sell Glass Operations business for $225 million

Published: May 26, 2015 by Greg Morris

Glass manufacturer Frigoglass is to sell its Glass Operations business to GZI Mauritius Limited (GZI).

GZI is the holding company of GZ Industries Limited, the largest beverage can manufacturer in West Africa with manufacturing operations in Nigeria, which is now expanding into Kenya.


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Schott tubes boost algae output by 22%

Published: May 22, 2015 by Greg Morris

Speciality glass manufacturer Schott has said its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors (PBRs) increase maximum dry biomass output by more than 22% a day.

In a study in partnership Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company, the Schott round glass tubes were retrofitted with…

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