Glass industry news

Frigoglass in €25-30 million Nigerian glass investment

Published: December 13, 2018 by Greg Morris

Frigoglass will invest €25-30 million to expand furnace capacity at its Beta Glass Guinea plant, located in Agbara, Ogun state in Nigeria. 

The investment will increase capacity at the plant by 35,000 tons per year.

It includes a new furnace which will replace an existing one that has…

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Cristalerias Toro invests in Horn Glass furnace

Published: December 13, 2018 by Greg Morris

Chile’s Cristalerias Toro has appointed Horn Glass to supply a melting furnace for a new production line.

Cristalerias Toro plans to build a completely new production line in Lonquen, a city within the metropolitan area of the capital, Santiago. Horn will supply a 300 tonne per day furnace…

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Vesuvius introduces latest Glass Tempering Roll design

Published: December 12, 2018 by Greg Morris

Vesuvius is a producer of Fused Silica Glass Tempering rolls used in the production of flat and curved safety glass. 

In 2008 it pioneered the all mechanical endcap, using no glue or resins to connect the Ceramic to the endcaps. 

The product, known as Smartly Driven endcaps, was designed…

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Crown Mexico invests in Pneumofore turnkey vacuum system

Published: December 12, 2018 by Greg Morris

Container glassmaker Crown Mexico has invested in a turn-key vacuum system from Pneumofore.

Pneumofore designed a dedicated centralised vacuum system based on a tailored vacuum pump, mod. UV24, which was supplied to Crown Vichisa.

UV24 is now part of the standard range of the UV Series…

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Sevam glassmaker sold to French beverage producer

Published: December 11, 2018 by Greg Morris

Moroccan container glassmaker Sevam has been sold to a French brewer.

Its owner, Moroccan investment fund Al Mada, sold it to the domestic subsidiary of the French group Castel, reports the Africaintelligence.fr website.

The Castel subsidiary, Brasseries of Morocco, is a specialist in the…

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Ardagh’s Cullet Conference addresses the future of glass recycling

Published: December 11, 2018 by Greg Morris

Cullet plays a hugely important part in Ardagh Group’s daily glass manufacturing operations. It enables the company to meet the market need for glass bottles and jars that contain a high percentage of recycled glass.

Ardagh Group held its third Cullet Conference, bringing together…

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