Glass industry news

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope acquires C.R. Laurence Co.

Published: August 28, 2015 by Sally Love

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), North America's largest manufacturer and distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry.

Headquartered in Los…

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Ardagh creates proprietary craft beer bottle

Published: August 28, 2015 by Sally Love

Ardagh Glass North America has created a proprietary beer bottle design for the second oldest craft brewery in the St. Louis region, using signature embossing.

Designed for the O’Fallon brewery’s ‘Everyday Beers’ and ‘Seasonal Beers’, the traditional-style bottle has O’Fallon’s signature…

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Pilkington K glass helps achieves A rating

Published: August 28, 2015 by Sally Love

Pilkington UK has launched Pilkington K Glass A, a low-e, hard coated glass, which helps windows to achieve a Window Energy Rating (WER) A rating when installed within a suitable frame.

When used as the inner pane of an insulating glass unit, and combined with Pilkington Optifloat or…

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The global glass industry gets set for Mexico

Published: August 27, 2015 by Sally Love

Only two booths remain for the Glassman Latin America hollow glass trade show in Guadalajara this September.

Over 85 suppliers to the glass manufacturing industry from around the world will be exhibiting under one roof on the 22nd and 23rd September, at ExpoGuadalajara.

Companies that…

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UK manufacturer chooses Glaston furnace

Published: August 27, 2015 by Greg Morris

UK toughened and laminated glass manufacturer Independent Glass has selected the FC500 as its fifth Glaston furnace for use at its Glasgow site

The company is now capable of producing 2.8mm toughened glass to ECER43 automotive standard and a thickness range of 2–12 mm heat-strengthened…

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Pilkington closes St. Helen’s site

Published: August 27, 2015 by Sally Love

The sale of the former Pilkington head quarters in St. Helen’s has been completed.

The building served as the company’s HQ for over 40 years, and has been bought by local property developers for an undisclosed sum.

Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) has transferred the 125 staff to its European…

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