Glass industry news

AGC expands product line

Published: October 24, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Asahi Glass Company (AGC) is expanding its PairPlus series of ecoglass energy-saving window glasses by releasing a model suitable for windows on mid and upper levels of buildings.??

The PairPlus Air is made by filling dry air in the air layer between two sheets of glass, instead of…

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Saint-Gobain Glass launches toughening low-E glass

Published: October 18, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Saint-Gobain Glass has launched SGG Planitherm One and SGG Planitherm One II, which include an optimum centre-pane U-value of 1.0W/m2K.   SGG Planitherm One is aimed at improving the window U-values for all frame types, helping specifiers to meet and exceed building regulation…

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LCA confirms environmental benefit of glass

Published: October 18, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has released details of its first complete cradle-to-cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) of glass for packaging, which highlights the environmental benefits of container glass recycling. The cradle-to-cradle scope of the study covers the entire life…

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O-I continues growth in China

Published: October 18, 2011 by Nadine Firth

One of the world’s largest glass bottle makers, Owens-Illinois (O-I), has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hebei in Northern China. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of 2011, as the company’s production capacity in China has risen to 100…

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Sonicam joins Groupe Rondot

Published: October 18, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Sonicam, one of the world leaders in mould shop machinery has joined Groupe Rondot.

Sonicam manufactures mould and plunger polishing machines, grinding machines and mould gauging machines. The company is based in France and was founded in 1976 by the owners of a mould factory. It will…

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O-I wins supplier of the year award

Published: October 17, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Owens-Illinois (O-I), one of the world’s leading glass packaging manufacturers, has won the Supplier of the Year and Innovation awards for its Lean+Green lightweight wine bottle range at the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA) Supplier Awards.??

“The award highlights the benefits…

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