Glass industry news

US glass producer withstands hurricane

Published: September 19, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Vesuvius continues business as usual despite the fury of Hurricane Florence.

The glass producer was hit by Hurricane Florence on 14th September in Dillon, South Carolina. The storm caused enormous flooding and knocked out power supplies.

Marcus Bancroft, Sales Manager – Americas, said:…

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Xpar Vision and FAMA sign supply agreement

Published: September 19, 2018 by Greg Morris

Xpar Vision has signed a strategic supply agreement with Mexico’s FAMA (Fabricacion de Maquinas) group.

FAMA will integrate Xpar Vision’s products into its newly introduced IS machines and sell them to their market. Within the scope of supply are Xpar Vision’s Infrared Dual camera system…

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Programme for 4th International Glass Fiber Symposium available

Published: September 18, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

The programme for the 4th International Glass Fiber Symposium has been published.

The symposium will focus on glass fibre technology and take place on 29th – 31st October at Aachen University, Germany. The Industry Research Groups (IRG) will provide a platform for collaborative research at…

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Ardagh Glass launches forming Development Machine

Published: September 18, 2018 by Greg Morris

Ardagh Glass has launched a Development Machine which it said allows brands to unveil new or redesigned products in glass packaging much faster than ever before. 

The machine is located in its Port Allegany, Penn., plant and is a flexible forming system capable of quick changes, which has…

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SGT President hails annual conference

Published: September 18, 2018 by Greg Morris

Society of Glass President Bill Brookes hailed an ‘eclectic and interesting’  successful annual conference.

Approximately 100 people attended the three-day event which took place in Cambridge, UK earlier this month.

The second day’s Industry session was devoted to energy and how it is…

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Zignago Vetro chooses SIL system

Published: September 18, 2018 by Greg Morris

Vertech has installed its SIL system in its 29th country.

Italian glassmaker Zignago Vetro installed the Manufacturing Execution System at its Garwolin, Poland plant.

The system has been installed on the plant’s three lines, producing both food and cosmetic containers.

Zignago Vetro has…

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