Glass industry news

Xpar Vision focuses on youth at career event

Published: April 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

Xpar Vision participated in a career event for science and engineering students.

The Beta Business Days is a two-day career event for students from the Faculty of Science & Engineering of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Students are given the opportunity to focus on their…

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Glassmaking newcomer CP Glass challenges the market

Published: April 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

CP Glass may be one of the youngest container glassmakers but it has already made its mark on the industry.

The Polish company was only formed less than 15 years ago but has brought a modern approach to glassmaking.  

It has sought opportunities in the traditional, conservative…

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Schott invests in Brazilian glass business

Published: April 23, 2019 by Greg Morris

Schott is to invest BRL 50 million ($9.7 million) in its pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the next two years. 

The investment covers the latest update of the company’s perfeXion (pictured) on-line inspection system process as well as implementing modern…

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Is Brexit the UK’s Vietnam?

Published: April 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

Last month I said I would not talk about Brexit....and then proceeded to devote an entire column to the subject.

This month’s column is along similar lines, but there is a link to glass - bear with me!  Nothing has changed in regard to Brexit since last month, possibly even since the vote…

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Şişecam signs cooperation agreement for defence industry

Published: April 18, 2019 by Greg Morris

Turkish glassmaker Şişecam has signed an agreement with a defence electronics company.

Sisecam has signed the cooperation agreement with Turkish defence group Aselsan to develop joint projects.

Then two companies aim to develop glass solutions for equipment used in defence…

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O-I invests $6 million in glass recycling

Published: April 17, 2019 by Greg Morris

O-I has invested approximately $6 million (USD) in glass recycling around the world in the last three years.

Speaking on Global Recycling Day earlier this month, it said in Brazil it supports a campaign which collects glass from bars and restaurants and delivers it to O-I for reprocessing…

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