Glass industry news

Heye reaches one million record on IS line

Published: January 21, 2019 by Sheena Adesilu

Heye International has reached a record of one million bottles per day on a single IS line.

Its beer-line with high-speed ware handling has achieved the record of one million bottles per day.

Heye International’s fast and smooth ware handling is a decisive factor to reach high speeds and…

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Arc International asks staff to work more to avoid filing for bankruptcy

Published: January 16, 2019 by Greg Morris

French tableware manufacturer Arc International has asked its employees to work more to avoid filing for bankruptcy, reports France3-regions.

The company, based in Arques, northern France, said it must re-organise itself to avoid the risk of filing for bankruptcy.

Management has presented…

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Pilkington chooses Siemens for line retrofit in Germany

Published: January 15, 2019 by Sheena Adesilu

Pilkington has chosen Siemens for a 100-day production line retrofit at its plant in Weiherhammer, Germany.

The manufacturer decided to use Siemens to modernise its Float Two line with retrofit, ensuring that production remains economical.

The automation solutions from its long-term…

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Three postdoctoral positions open at CeRTEV in Brazil

Published: January 15, 2019 by Sheena Adesilu

The Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) has opened applications for postdoctoral fellowships at São Carlos, Brazil.

The fellowship will require applicants to conduct fundamental research over two years, starting in April-June 2019. It will also be…

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Conference abstracts now online

Published: January 15, 2019 by Greg Morris

Abstracts for the Glassman Asia conference papers are now online.

The 300-word abstracts provide a synopsis of each paper to be delivered at the event which takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 30.

Conference presentations cover a diverse range of the manufacturing process, and…

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Management changes at PSR

Published: January 15, 2019 by Greg Morris

Halifax based Parkinson-Spencer Refractories has made some management changes.

After 44 years at PSR, 33 of them as Managing Director, David Parkinson has decided to stand down in favour of his son Simon Parkinson (pictured) who took over as Managing Director on January 1 this year.


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