Glass industry news

Solutia supports ‘Renovate Europe’

Published: September 19, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Solutia, a leading producer of specialty materials and performance chemicals, has joined the Renovate Europe campaign to make Europe’s buildings more energy-efficient. A number of market-leading companies are also supporting the campaign to reduce Europe?s CO2 footprint, create local…

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Laser cutting gains ground

Published: September 19, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Laser cutting machines are gaining traction among manufacturers looking for better edge quality, automation and speed, according to recent reports.??

"More and more people are getting away from punch presses," says Frank Arteaga, Head of Product Management for laser cutting producer…

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Dow Corning announces investments in solar industry

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Dow Corning Corporation, one of the world leaders in silicon-based technology, has announced several billion dollars of investment to provide critical materials to the fast-growing solar technology industry. The company will begin manufacturing high purity monosilane, a key specialty…

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NGA announces new Chairman of the board

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced the election of Chris Mammen to the position of Chairman of the board. Mr Mammen, President of M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, USA, has served on the board since 2006. He will serve a one-year term.

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Council backs £36 million Pilkington glass plant

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

St Helens Council has backed plans for a £36 million Pilkington glass plant, which will create 50 jobs. The coating facility at the Cowley Hill Works in St Helens, UK, will also protect existing jobs and help expand the firm’s apprentice programme. Pilkington, part of Japan’s NSG…

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PSR appoints new agent for Germany and Austria

Published: September 15, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Parkinson-Spencer Refractories (PSR), based in Halifax, UK, has appointed GR2 as its sales agent for Germany and Austria.   Based in Berlin, GR2 has represented PSR in Poland since 2005. The company is part of Groupe Rondot, a group of international companies dedicated to serving the…

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