Glass industry news


Iris Inspection machines records 20% sales growth

Published: October 16, 2019 by Greg Morris

French inspection solutions specialist Iris Inspection machines has recorded a 20% improvement in sales for 2019. 

It said increased global demand for the company’s non-contact glass container inspection technology had required manufacturing capacity to be doubled during the final quarter…

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O-I acquires $225 million sustainable improvement loan

Published: October 16, 2019 by George Lewis

Owens-Illinois (O-I) is furthering its commitment to sustainability by securing a $225 million bank loan, with a sustainability-linked pricing mechanism.

The loan will be issued to OI European Group BV, a wholly owned subsidiary, and proceeds will be used to retire existing bank debt.

The…

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Ukraine to build its first float glass factory

Published: October 14, 2019 by George Lewis

In a first for the country, a float glass factory will be built in Ukraine.

The factory will be built in Borodyanka in the Kiev region, with the total investment amounting to €300 million.

Production capacity is planned to be at 600 tonnes per day and will create 300 jobs.

Currently,…

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Saint-Gobain to sell its construction glass arm in South Korea

Published: October 14, 2019 by George Lewis

Saint-Gobain has reached an agreement to sell its construction glass activity in South Korea.

Hankuk Glass Industries will be sold to Glenwood Private Equity, an investment management company in Korea specialised in industrial activities and the construction sector.

The transaction should…

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Speakers announced for Glass Focus 2019

Published: October 14, 2019 by George Lewis

Speakers have been announced for the annual Glass Focus 2019 at the Mercure St Paul’s hotel in Sheffield, home of British Glass.

The event, which takes place on Thursday 21st November 2019, has a full daytime programme of speakers, networking and discussions, followed by an evening gala…

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