Glass industry news

David Jaffe named Guardian VP??

Published: August 04, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The Guardian Industries board of Directors has named general counsel David Jaffe a Vice President of the corporation. Mr Jaffe also holds the position of Secretary.??Mr Jaffe joined Guardian in 1990 as Assistant General counsel. In 1996, he moved to Luxembourg to start the Guardian legal…

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PPG reports record earnings

Published: August 04, 2011 by Nadine Firth

PPG Industries reported sales for the second quarter of 2011 of $4 billion, an increase of 15% versus the previous year’s second quarter (Q2). Net income for the quarter increased to $340 million versus $272 million in second quarter 2010, according to a recent company release. “Our…

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Saint-Gobain’s first half net rises more than 50%

Published: August 03, 2011 by Nadine Firth

French building materials group Saint-Gobain, has announced that it is confident it will achieve its 2011 targets, as it reported the net profit rose to €768 million in the first half of the year, up from €501 million in the same period of 2010.  

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Nampak presents ‘lightest wine bottle’ in South Africa

Published: August 03, 2011 by Nadine Firth

??Nampak, one of Africa’s largest packaging companies, has unveiled what it claims is the lightest wine bottle in South Africa, weighing 340g.??

The group’s Wiegand Glass division said that the 750ml bottle has reached “a higher level of packaging”. Previously, the standard weight was…

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Asahi Glass net profit, total income up in Q1

Published: August 01, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Asahi India Glass has reported a marginal increase in consolidated net profit for the first quarter ended 30th June 2011 to Rs 2.79 crore. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 2.78 crore during the corresponding period last fiscal, Asahi India Glass said in a filing to the Bombay…

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