Glass industry news

Misr ready to commission plant

Published: February 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

Misr Glass Manufacturing (MGM), which is part-owned by Egyptian Glass Works, is constructing a container glass facility that will add 110,000 tons per annum to its existing capacity.

The first phase of the project is expected to be commissioned in 2011, with the second phase to follow…

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Heinz Glas constructs 40tpd furnace after ‘record’ 2010

Published: February 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glassmaker Heinz Glas is building a new furnace at its Kleintettau production site in Germany, after reporting a ‘record year’ in 2010.

The furnace, which will have an initial capacity of 40 tons per day, will be dedicated to the production of glass for the perfume industry.

The Heinz…

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O-I adds to lightweight line

Published: February 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has added to its line of lightweight wine bottles with the launch of 750ml claret and burgundy bottles.

The new line is part of O-I’s Lean+Green initiative designed to create aesthetically pleasing, lightweight yet durable bottles using advanced manufacturing…

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Guardian signs agreement for warm-edge spacers

Published: January 28, 2011 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has signed a joint development agreement with Infinite Edge Technologies (IET) to commercialise IET’s warm-edge spacer system, InfiSpace.

With the signing of the agreement, the companies will work collaboratively to introduce the newly developed spacer system into…

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Schott to invest $75 million in Russia expansion

Published: January 27, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glassmaker Schott is planning to build a plant for the production of glass packaging for the pharmaceutical industry in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, according to reports.

The manufacturer of high-quality industrial glass products believes that by the time the plant is commissioned,…

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Sisecam continues Bulgaria investments with fifth launch

Published: January 26, 2011 by Helen Bird

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has officially opened Sisecam’s latest factory for automotive glass in the country’s north-eastern city of Targovishte.

“It is a great day for the city and the people who will work here,” said Mr Borisov. “Such investments are of prime…

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