Glass industry news

Vitro Glass launches jumbo coater at open house in Texas

Published: August 17, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Vitro Architectural Glass introduced its jumbo coater at an open house attended by Vitro executives, customers and employees, and government officials from Wichita Falls and the state of Texas.

Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant manager, said: “The trend in buildings today is large, expansive…

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Saverglass’s Mexican site produces first bottles

Published: August 14, 2018 by Greg Morris

Saverglass’s container making site in Acatlán de Juárez, near Guadalajara, Mexico has produced its first bottles.

The French glassmaker said the new site was built in 327 days and uses advanced glass and decoration technology.

It is the first glassmaking site the company has built in…

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Anchor Glass mixer machine blends material for 38 years

Published: August 14, 2018 by Greg Morris

A Rotary Glass Batcher brought on line in 1980 at Anchor Glass Conatiner Corp still mixes the ingredients that produce more than a million glass containers per day. 

It is estimated that over the past 38 years it has helped produce 14 trillion containers and 3.6 million tonnes of…

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Glass Service appoints Dr. Manoj Choudhary as senior advisor

Published: August 14, 2018 by Greg Morris

Czech company Glass Service has appointed Dr. Manoj Choudhary as Senior Advisor for Strategic Affairs to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Choudhary’s professional interests include the development of materials processes and products through the application of engineering fundamentals, physics,…

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Knauf Insulation to build €120 million Malaysian glass plant

Published: August 13, 2018 by Greg Morris

Knauf Insulation is to build a €120 million plant in Malaysia to meet demand for its mineral wool insulation solutions in the Asia Pacific region. 

The plant will be located in Johor Bahru in the southern part of the country and have a capacity of 75,000 tonnes a year. The plant is…

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Forglass’ involvement in charitable activities

Published: August 13, 2018 by Greg Morris

Forglass has joined Marek Kaminski’s Foundation in the quest to change the lives of teenagers, who are in difficult life situations due to chronic illness or a broken home. 

Forglass committed to fund 25 scholarships worth €60, 000, which enabled the Foundation to launch Life Plan, a…

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