Glass industry news

RHI names head of raw materials division

Published: September 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Refractories specialist RHI has announced the appointment of Franz Buxbaum as Head of Raw Materials, with effect from 1st September 2010. Mr Buxbaum, who joined the company 14 years ago, has held various management positions and most recently was responsible for its raw materials…

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Glassmaker to clear debt, raise output with sale proceeds

Published: August 31, 2010 by Helen Bird

Triveni Glass, an India-based manufacturer of glass products, plans to pay off debt and expand its capacity of building products with funds it expects to raise from selling assets.

“We are in talks with local distributors who would like to enter manufacturing,” said the company’s…

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New addition at Intermac

Published: August 30, 2010 by Helen Bird

Intermac UK has named Simon Manley as Glass Process Manager. Mr Manley will be responsible for the promotion and sale of Intermac glass processing machines for the UK and Ireland. He will also head the development and introduction of new products and technologies by the company’s glass…

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AGC Bor Glassworks reports profit

Published: August 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass manufacturer AGC Bor Glassworks has reported a net profit in the first half of 2010 of 123.273 million rubles (approximately US$4 million), while in the first half of 2009 it made a net loss of 362.299 rubles. In addition, the glassmaker, which specialises in float glass and…

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Teichmann and PPG sign third float contract with Shandong

Published: August 24, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass process engineering and contract company Henry F Teichmann (HFT) has announced the signing of a contract with Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Co of China for a 600 metric tons per day (mtpd) oxy-fuel float line.

The production line will be built in Beijing, China. It will be…

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PPG specialist predicts era of growth in solar glazings

Published: August 23, 2010 by Helen Bird

Wayne Boor, Manager, Solar Technology Transfer for PPG Industries’ performance glazings division, has confirmed that industry forecasters expect solar glazings to account for at least 10-20% of flat glass sales by 2015. As part of a presentation at the Glass Association of North…

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