Glass industry news

Glass industry supports Yorkshire woman to paddleboard the width of the UK

Published: August 13, 2019 by George Lewis

With support from Friends of Glass and funded by British Glass and FEVE, Yorkshire woman Jo Moseley has paddleboarded the width of the UK on canals.

Fighting her way through thunder, lightning, rainstorms, and massive strings of pondweed, Ms Moseley completed the 162-mile Desmond Family…

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Grenzebach launches Float Scan Edge-digital camera system

Published: August 13, 2019 by Greg Morris

Grenzebach has launched an updated version of the Float Scan Edge-digital (FSE-d) camera system.

It said the new version of the FSE camera system will increase yield in the cold end of flat glass production.

The system supplies important information for optimised cutting to size of the…

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Glass Focus 2019 announces Glass Futures as headline sponsor

Published: August 12, 2019 by George Lewis

Glass Futures has been announced as the headline sponsor for the annual ‘Glass Focus’ Conference and Awards.

The not-for-profit company, created as a core entity for two centres of glass excellence, will take top billing on 21st November at the St Paul's Mercure Hotel, Sheffield.


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Construction of Arglass container glass plant set to start

Published: August 09, 2019 by Greg Morris

Construction of a greenfield glass plant in Georgia, USA is set to start next week.

The $123 million Arglass Yamamura plant in Valdosta, Georgia will employ 150 people and be the company’s first glass manufacturing facility.

It will create glass products based on the company’s founding…

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Bad weather impacts O-I sales - but Brazil remains strong

Published: August 09, 2019 by Greg Morris

A delayed furnace start up and bad weather were to blame for a drop in sales earlier in the year, reported O-I.

The world’s largest container glassmaking company said sales were flat compared to its expectation for modest growth in Quarter 2 of this year.

In its Q2 2019 financial report,…

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