Glass industry news

Industry plan to boost EU glass recycling rate to 90%

Published: November 20, 2019 by Greg Morris

The glass packaging industry plans to boost glass recycling rates to 90% in Europe by 2030.

The Close the Loop stewardship programme has been backed by industry CEOs and has the common ambition to achieve an EU-wide 90% collection for recycling target for glass packaging by 2030.

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Embalvidro produces first glass gobs

Published: November 19, 2019 by Greg Morris

Angolan container glass plant Embalvidro has produced its first liquid glass gobs.

The company has been heating up its 180t/day Sorg furnace since October 29.

The Embalvidro glass manufacturing facility will primarily produce beer bottles in amber and emerald green colours.

Early next…

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Indian container glassmaker to invest in technology upgrades

Published: November 19, 2019 by George Lewis

According to BusinessLine, Indian container glassmaker AGI glaspac is to invest in technology upgrades that will see its capability to produce lighter bottles and reuse glass.

The Hyderabad-based company will obtain the latest NNPB technology from Europe to produce lightweight bottles.


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Azerbaijani Ask Glass to supply glass bottles to Georgia

Published: November 18, 2019 by George Lewis

Azerbaijani Ask Glass (a subsidiary of the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation) has begun exporting glass containers to Georgia, and in 2020 will significantly increase deliveries.

Ask Steklo signed a contract with Coca-Cola Bottlers Georgia to supply 2.6 million glass containers to Georgia…

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Registration now open for Glassman Asia in Seoul South Korea

Published: November 18, 2019 by George Lewis

Registration is now open for the Glassman conference and exhibition in Seoul South Korea on 25th and 26th February 2020.

The show makes a swift return to Asia following the successes of the two previous Glassman events in Bangkok and Jakarta in 2018 and 2019.

The show visits South Korea…

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EU could save 36 million tonnes oil equivalent (Mtoe) of energy by 2030

Published: November 18, 2019 by George Lewis

36 million tonnes of Oil Equivalent (Mtoe) of energy could be saved by 2030 in the EU according to members at the 3rd Convention of Glass Associations meeting.

The meeting said that this can only happen by doubling the window renovation rate and ensuring the installation of high…

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