Glass industry news

Electroglass appoints agent in Thailand

Published: March 14, 2019 by Sheena Adesilu

UK-based electric glass melting technologist Electroglass has appointed an agent in Thailand.

Thai-Ger Engineering & Consulting has officially taken on the role as Electroglass’s agent in Thailand with effect from March 2019.

Richard Stormont, Managing Director at Electroglass, said: “We…

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Libbey appoints Michael Bauer as CEO

Published: March 12, 2019 by Sheena Adesilu

Libbey has appointed Michael Bauer as its new CEO as William Foley retires.

Its board of directors has appointed Michael P Bauer as the next Chief Executive Officer with a place on the board, effective March 25 2019. 

John Orr, Lead Independent Director at Libbey, said: “The board of…

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O-I starts Pernambuco, Brazil operation

Published: March 12, 2019 by Greg Morris

Owens Illinois (O-I) has started operations at its Vitória de Santo Antão plant in Pernambuco, Brazil.

The resumption allowed the creation of at least 100 new direct jobs in the region, and more than half were taken by former employees of the company. 

The production of packaging in the…

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Vidroporto acquires Brazilian glassmaking site

Published: March 12, 2019 by Greg Morris

Vidroporto Embalagens has acquired the Glass Industry of the Northeast (IVN) glassmaking facility in Estância, Sergipe, northeast Brazil.

The site had been closed for two years before the acquisition by Vidroporto in January. 

Its CEO Edson Rossi, told Glass International that production…

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O-I to invest €60 million in Gironcourt plant

Published: March 12, 2019 by Greg Morris

Owens-Illinois (O-I) will invest more than $60 million to expand its plant in Gironcourt, France.

Plans include building a new furnace for a total of three furnaces at the plant when the expansion project is completed in early 2020.

The expansion at Gironcourt (pictured) will focus on the…

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Registration open for Glassman South America

Published: March 11, 2019 by Greg Morris

Glassman South America returns to Brazil on May 14-15 2019 and this year's event has more content than ever before. 

Your free pass will allow you access to the international exhibition as well as two free-to-attend conferences.

The Future Glass Forum focuses on future industry trends and…

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