Glass industry news

AGC releases second quarter results

Published: August 08, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Asahi Glass Company (AGC) has announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 (from 1st April to 30th June 2011). In Japan, the business environment remains difficult due to the impacts of the earthquake and tsunami damage, which struck the…

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DFI partners with Lisec

Published: August 08, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), a global developer and licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, has announced its partnership with Lisec.

The move comes in a bid to widen its offering of the DFI Clear-Fusion V coating line on Lisec hydrophobic automatic coating machines,…

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RHI announces improved revenues

Published: August 05, 2011 by Nadine Firth

RHI, one of the world’s leading refractory producers, recorded its highest quarterly revenues in the second quarter of 2011, exceeding the record level of the same period in 2008 by more than 5%. The raw materials division reported revenues of €54.8 million in the second quarter of…

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Hony Capital invests $100 million in Yaohua Glas

Published: August 05, 2011 by Nadine Firth

China’s private-equity firm, Hony Capital, has announced that it has invested $100 million in the China Yaohua Glass Group. It has also secured a 60% stake in its latest bid to gain access to the integration in the country’s glassmaking industry. According to Hony, the state asset…

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Vitro exceeds its 2010 recycling objectives

Published: August 05, 2011 by Nadine Firth

??One of Mexico’s leading glass manufacturers, Vitro, recently published its 2010 sustainable development report, which provides information on the company’s contribution to recycling. ??In 2010, the company collected 181,438 tons, of which 107,466 tons corresponded to glass containers,…

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Majan Glass to modernise its plant

Published: August 04, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Majan Glass posted a pre-tax profit of RO 1.124 million for the six months ending 30th June 2011, compared with pre-tax earnings of RO 1.714 million during the same period last year. Output from the Sohar-based company declined to 29,048 tonnes this year, from 33,735 tonnes during the…

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