Glass industry news

O-I launches global campaign to champion glass

Published: June 07, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) has announced the launch of ‘Glass is Life’, a marketing campaign designed to showcase the unique qualities of glass packaging. The company’s first ever global marketing campaign also highlights the material’s unmatched ability to build…

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New premises for Heye

Published: June 06, 2011 by Helen Bird

Heye International has opened a new production site in Nienburg, Germany, in a bid to meet the future demands and expectations of its customers. “In order to maximise efficiency, we have brought together all our cold end facilities, including research and development, in a single new…

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Napoleon-owned glass to be auctioned

Published: June 06, 2011 by Helen Bird

A wine glass that is thought to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte is to be part of the auction of Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights at Bonhams in London, UK. The glass is offered in a red, leather-coated wooden case with gilded toolwork. Attached to the case is a…

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O-I acquires remaining stake in Brazil operations

Published: June 03, 2011 by Helen Bird

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has acquired the remaining 21% interest in its southern Brazil glass container company, Owens-Illinois do Brasil Industria e Comercio (Comercio). The remaining interest was acquired from Monteiro Aranha for approximately US$140 million and gives O-I 100% ownership in…

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Glaston moves HQ

Published: June 02, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glaston Corporation has moved its head office from Tampere to Helsinki, Finland, as of 1st June 2011. The address for the new location is: Yliopistonkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. All telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

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Beatson ups capacity

Published: June 02, 2011 by Helen Bird

UK container glass manufacturer Beatson Clark is investing £16 million in increasing capacity and upgrading its facilities. The Rotheram-based company, which supplies containers to brands such as Heinz and Baxters, has confirmed it will also offer a new apprentice training scheme. The…

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