Glass industry news

O-I gives $20,000 grant to glass industry trade groups

Published: September 26, 2016 by Greg Morris

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) have received a $20,000 grant from the O-I Charities Foundation.

The money will be used to support outreach programmes and provide travel grants to college age students.

The CGIF will use…

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glasstec 2016 welcomes visitors from over 100 countries

Published: September 26, 2016 by Sally Love

Despite a slight drop in visitor numbers compared to the 2014 event, this year’s glasstec welcomed visitors from an increased number of countries, confirming its reputation as the international meeting place for all facets of the global glass industry.

1,235 exhibitors from 52 countries…

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Sorg relaunches website with new corporate design

Published: September 26, 2016 by Greg Morris

Nikolaus Sorg has implemented a new corporate design.

Aspects of this were already visible in 2016 glass magazine ads. Now a new website, company slogan and initial brochures are live.

The German company said it started by looking hard at what it stands for and offered all employees the…

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Kibing set to increase investment in Malaysia

Published: September 20, 2016 by Greg Morris

China’s largest glass manufacturer Kibing is planning to increase its investment in Malaysia by 100% to US$400milion  (RM1.6bil) and to set up its overseas headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Group chairman Ge Wenyao recently told Malaysian minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan at Kibing headquarters…

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O-I bottle literally rocks

Published: September 20, 2016 by Sally Love

O-I has created a bottle for a US micro-distillery that rocks – both literally and figuratively.   

Rocker Spirits and O-I have teamed up to create a distinctive bottle for the Rocker brand, with co-founder Duston Evans working alongside O-I’s new product development team to create a…

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Pilkington rolls out second edition of Glass in Architecture

Published: September 19, 2016 by Sally Love

Pilkington UK, part of the NSG Group, will roll out the second UK edition of its prestigious Glass in Architecture book at this year’s glasstec trade fair.

The book, originally launched in 2011, showcases some of the most prestigious architectural projects around the world, from public…

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