Glass industry news

£50m DRS will ‘hit glass recycling and increase plastic use’

Published: May 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

A deposit return scheme which includes glass will prompt brands to switch to plastic packaging, say glassmakers.

It follows the Scottish Government’s announcement to include glass packaging in a deposit return scheme (DRS).

In response the UK glass manufacturing sector said this will lead…

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Glassmakers from around the globe attend Emhart summit

Published: May 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

Glassmakers from more than 36 countries attended a summit which explored the future of glass packaging.

Summit19, organised by Bucher Emhart Glass, investigated the themes that will make a difference to the container glassmaking industry in forthcoming years.

The three-day event included…

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Brazilian industry attends Glassman South America

Published: May 21, 2019 by Greg Morris

Leading companies from the Brazilian glassmaking industry attended Glassman South America last week.

Major Brazilian glassmakers including O-I, Verallia, Vidroporto, Nadir Figueiredo, Ambev Vidros, Wheaton Brazil, Schott, Vivix, AGC, Guardian and Vidraria Anchieta were among those to…

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Bucher Emhart Glass sells refractory business to Rath Group

Published: May 20, 2019 by Greg Morris

Bucher Emhart Glass has sold its refractory business to the Rath Group.

Austria’s Rath Group is an internationally active company that has stood for high-quality refractory solutions for more than 125 years.

It has taken over the production facility for refractory materials for the…

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SGD Pharma invests €20 million in Sucy-en-Brie site

Published: May 20, 2019 by Greg Morris

SGD Pharma is to invest €20 million in its Sucy-En-Brie, France glassmaking site.

The pharmaceutical glassmaker, along with its shareholder JIC, plans to rebuild the furnace and modernise the century-old site

The factory has 400 employees and has been dedicated to producing pharmaceutical…

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GTS unveils fresh new look

Published: May 20, 2019 by Greg Morris

UK analysis and consulting group Glass Technology Services (GTS) has rebranded itself.

The rebrand marks 20 years since the launch of the former branding and reflects both the expanding nature of work and type of clients that the business supports today.

It has seen significant growth…

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