Glass industry news

Plansee develops glass melting electrode with new cooling system.

Published: November 25, 2014 by Greg Morris

Plansee presented a new cooling system for molybdenum electrodes at the Glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf.

It is intended to protect against premature boiling water corrosion.

At Glasstec 2014, Plansee recently unveiled its new cooling system for top electrodes in glass melt tanks.

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£1.5 million for glass vitrification project

Published: November 25, 2014 by Sally Roberts

The UK’s Glass Technology Services (GTS) is leading a £1.5 million project partnership to transform the processing of intermediate level wastes.

GTS will be working with Sellafield Ltd, the National Nuclear Laboratory, and the University of Sheffield.

The project is part of a £13 million…

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Test methods used by American Glass Research receive praise

Published: November 25, 2014 by Greg Morris

American Glass Research, a division of Agr International, recently participated in a study to evaluate test methods for determining the total concentration of heavy metals in glass packaging.

The study was sponsored by the Toxics in Packaging Clearing House (TPCH) and funded by the…

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Allied supports the launch of Makar Glasgow Gin

Published: November 25, 2014 by Greg Morris

Allied Glass Containers has supported The Glasgow Distillery Company with the creation of a beautiful pack for its new Makar Glasgow Gin.

The heptagonal bottle was originally designed by Fraser Reynolds on behalf of Glasgow Distillery.

The Allied design team then became involved in the…

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Horn Director resigns

Published: November 25, 2014 by Sally Roberts

Max Sollfrank is resigning from the Board of Directors at Horn Glas Industries, effective from the end of December 2014.

Mr. Sollfrank has been on the board since 2001, having previously worked as Marketing Manager and then CEO for the former company Horn Glasanlagen.

During his time at…

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Completion of amber furnace at Beatson Clark

Published: November 24, 2014 by Sally Roberts

A new amber glass furnace has gone into production at Beatson Clark after a £6.5 million building project was completed.

The new furnace has a larger melting area, improving Beatson Clark’s capacity to supply the growing market for craft beer bottles both in the UK and overseas.

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