Glass industry news

O-I plots $1 billion sale of Asia-Pacific glass business

Published: October 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

O-I is considering the AU$1 billion (US$675.1 million) sale of its Asia-Pacific container glassmaking business.

It has appointed investment bank Goldman Sachs to negotiate the sale of its Asia-Pacific segment, which generated about 10% of its global sales last year.

O-I is the world…

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Glass Person of the Year Alicia Duran accepts Phoenix award

Published: October 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

This year’s Phoenix award Person of the Year winner spoke of her passion for glass during an acceptance speech.

Prof Alicia Duran, of the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and President of the ICG, accepted the Phoenix bird sculpture during a glittering…

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Jobs to be cut at Glaston in bid to save €2 million

Published: October 10, 2019 by George Lewis

Jobs will be cut at Glaston Corporation’s Finnish segment in a bid to make savings of €2million.

The company has started talks to restructure the business in its Finland operation after lower than expected heat treatment equipment demand.

The company plans to make 20 employees redundant…

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Vitrum 2019 deemed a success by event organisers

Published: October 10, 2019 by George Lewis

The 21st edition of Vitrum 2019 has drawn to a close after reporting excellent final results.

“The industrial world grapples with “virtual defenses” as the Cybersecurity market and Cybercrime continue to grow” seminar was held in the Meeting Area in the morning and focused on the issue of…

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An update on O-I’s Gironcourt plant

Published: October 08, 2019 by Greg Morris

The engineering group responsible for the construction of the O-I Gironcourt plant in France gave an update on its progress at the recent Glassman Europe event.

Nicolas Lelorrain, Project Manager at Chovet-Db2i, gave a presentation titled O-I and Chovet-Db2i set for success on Gironcourt…

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GlassTrend big data meeting deemed a success

Published: October 08, 2019 by Greg Morris

A meeting dedicated to process automation and big data in the glass industry was deemed a success.

The GlassTrend seminar was hosted by Linde at the Agora building in Munich, Germany recently and was devoted to subjects such as machine learning, industry 4.0 and big data.  

As well as…

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