Glass industry news

Vitro Architectural Glass to launch jumbo coated glass

Published: August 02, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Vitro Architectural Glass prepares to introduce Coater 7, a jumbo glass coater.

The North American glass producer will present the glass coating technology at an open-house event on August 16th at Wichita Falls Glass Plant in Texas.

Vitro’s new magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD)…

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Beatson Clark tackles food waste with smaller bottle

Published: August 02, 2018 by Greg Morris

Beatson Clark has manufactured a smaller bottle for M&S after research found consumers threw too much of the contents away.

Research for UK store M&S found customers thought the existing salad dressing bottle was too big. As a result they often threw away the unfinished product when they…

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Fuchs acquires VDV Lubricants

Published: August 02, 2018 by Greg Morris

The Fuchs group has acquired Belgian glass container supplier VDV Lubricants.

Fuchs said the acquisition brings additional specialist technology for the glass container manufacturing industry and follows its acquisition of Batoyle Freedom Group in 2014.

The VDV lubricant portfolio will…

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Neuburg plant celebrates 50th anniversary

Published: August 01, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Verallia celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Neuburg plant in Bavaria, Germany.

The glass producer organised an Open Day for its employees, family and friends on July 14th. 

Several hundred visitors participated in guided tours of the plant and its two furnaces. The last furnace was…

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Glass Dynamics changes its name to Press Glass

Published: August 01, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

US processor Glass Dynamics has changed its company name to Press Glass.

Press Glass SA announced that the subsidiary Glass Dynamics Inc has changed its company name to Press Glass Inc. 

The name change unites the Press Glass corporate name with all the capital group’s business activities…

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Vitro Architectural Glass restarts production at its Carlisle plant

Published: August 01, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Vitro Architectural Glass has restarted production at Line 1 at its Carlisle, Pennsylvania plant.

The company experienced a glass leak on August 17th in 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line. 

Tom Abbas, Carlisle Plant Manager, said: “The entire Carlisle team is thankful…

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