Glass industry news

Pilkington auto glass sales starting to recover

Published: November 11, 2011 by Nadine Firth

NSG-owned Pilkington recently released a report claiming that the demand for auto glass has recovered and is gradually returning to normal. The comparison is being drawn to the last quarter’s figures, which were adversely affected by the earthquake in Japan.

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RHI Group announces increased revenues and profit

Published: November 11, 2011 by Nadine Firth

In the first three quarters of 2011, RHI Group increased revenues by 14.1% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The operating result amounts to €108.4 million, up approximately €1.1 million on the 2010 reference period. In the third quarter of 2011, revenues…

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Solar thin-film maker ECD suspends production

Published: November 11, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Solar thin-film maker Energy Conversion Devices (ECD), which has factories in Michigan, USA, Canada and Mexico, has suspended manufacturing and will furlough 400 workers. The Michigan-based company has said it needs to stop production because it has made more solar panels than it can…

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O-I glass packaging wins design awards

Published: November 11, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Owens-Illinois (O-I), one of the world’s largest glass packaging manufacturers, has recently won a number of awards across different segments, showing the flexibility of glass as a packaging material.

??Among the glass bottles to be recognised is the Gize-bottle, which is produced by…

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Suntech announces preliminary third quarter results

Published: November 10, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Suntech, one of the world’s largest producers of solar panels, has announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter. The company expects shipments for the third quarter of 2011 to increase by over 15% from the second quarter of 2011, in line with previous guidance.…

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New furnace for Saint-Gobain Velimat

Published: November 10, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics has announced the start up of the Saint-Gobain Velimat furnace in Gorlice, Poland. This larger furnace serves two glass mat production lines. According to the company, it consumes less energy and improves the efficiency of the batch house.??

“Starting…

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