Glass industry news

Rurex-Stahl has successful start-up

Published: July 19, 2011 by Helen Bird

May 2011 saw the successful start-up of the world’s largest solar glass plant, Rurex-Stahl. With one melting furnace producing 750 tonnes/day and five lines in Bengbu, China, the company and their staff received a valuable flag during an impressive ceremony to highlight the success so…

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Fenzi Group celebrates 70 years of business

Published: July 19, 2011 by Helen Bird

With nine factories in seven countries on three continents, more than 500 employees, and a €250 million turnover, the Fenzi Group has established itself as a leading global manufacturer or mirror coatings and polysulphide sealants for insulating glass and recently celebrated 70 years in…

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Graphoidal celebrates continuing success

Published: July 19, 2011 by Helen Bird

Graphoidal Developments, a specialist in lubrication and engineering systems for the glass container and tableware industries, has announced a record year, with turnover reaching 20% more than expected. Graphoidal is a member of French-based Groupe Rondot and to celebrate this…

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Reorganisation at Durobor

Published: July 19, 2011 by Helen Bird

The President of the Trade Court of Mons has officially granted glass tableware producer Durobor the benefit of a “procedure of judicial reorganisation” for a period of six months, renewable if needed for a maximum of six months. This will allow Durobor to pursue and finalise…

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Solvay and Tianjin set up joint soda ash plant

Published: July 19, 2011 by Helen Bird

Solvay has announced that it has concluded an agreement with Chinese soda ash producer Tianjin Soda Ash Plant under which Solvay will invest €16 million in two steps to acquire a 30% participation in the soda ash plant built in Bin Hai near the city of Tianjin, China.

Solvay will also…

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