Glass industry news

Industry report: Future of flat glass

Published: November 20, 2012 by Nadine Firth

Glass for Europe, the Association of Europe’s manufacturers of building, automotive and transport glass, has unveiled its industry pathway towards a competitive low carbon economy.

“The flat glass industry, through its products with applications in the building, automotive and renewable…

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Global soda ash market trends reported

Published: October 08, 2012 by Nadine Firth

A new market research report suggests that Asia-Pacific, driven by large-scale production of glass in China and India, represents the largest and fastest growing regional market for soda ash worldwide.

The report, “Soda Ash: 2012 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017” elaborated…

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O-I reports second quarter 2012 results

Published: July 27, 2012 by Nadine Firth

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has reported second quarter net sales of $1.766 billion in 2012, down from $1.959 billion in the prior year second quarter, primarily due to unfavourable foreign currency translation. Higher pricing in the second quarter was offset by sales volumes that were lower…

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Libbey Inc reports second quarter 2012 results

Published: July 27, 2012 by Nadine Firth

Libbey Inc has reported second quarter 2012 sales of $209.2 million, compared to $214.0 million the previous year. Sales in the glass operations segment were $190.5 million, compared to $194.5 million in the second quarter of 2011; a decrease of 2.0%. Sales performance was led by a…

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Increase in flat glass prices

Published: July 18, 2012 by Nadine Firth

Flat glass prices increased by 0.1% in June 2012 following no change in May 2012, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the US Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Overall, the price of flat glass increased by 1.4% from June 2011 to June…

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New for 2012: Solar and Flat Glass

Published: July 17, 2012 by Nadine Firth


The September issue of Glass International will include a supplement dedicated to the solar and flat glass industry. With a full listing of editorial from companies including CelSian, Glaston, Glass for Europe, Bottero, Glass Technology Services and Casso-Solar Technologies,…

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