Glass industry news

Bucher Emhart Glass acquires Symplex Vision Systems

Published: July 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

Bucher Emhart Glass has acquired Symplex Vision Systems based in Munich, Germany. 

The company will be integrated into Bucher Emhart Glass while assembly and engineering remain in Munich.

Bucher Emhart Glass will continue to sell and support the existing product portfolio of Symplex…

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Sibelco buys Italian glass recycler

Published: July 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

The Belgian mineral giant Sibelco has taken over the Italian glass recycler Macoglass.

The price of the transaction is unknown. Macoglass processes around 210,000 tons of broken glass on an area of 50,000 m² annually. The company has been in the hands of the Coti Zelati family for three…

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The rise of Turkish soda ash production

Published: July 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

Delegates will be given an insight into the recent developments of the Turkish soda ash industry at a forthcoming conference.

Bill Whittaker of Newport Industries will discuss the recent developments of the Beypazari and Kazan Trona deposits in the Ankara region of Turkey at a Raw…

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Investigating digital glassmaking

Published: July 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

The use of the digital services in glassmaking will be discussed a forthcoming conference.

Digital glassmaking, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and The Internet of Things have become part of a glassmaker’s vocabulary in recent years. 

The Future Glass Forum aims to discuss some of the…

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Pilkington invests €30 million on Glabeck float glass line renovation

Published: July 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

NSP Pilkington has spent €30 million and created 530 jobs by renovating its Gladbeck float glass line.

The German float glass line has been completely modernised with the technology improved.

Its GL2 production line, which produces flat glass primarily for the automotive industry, was…

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