Glass industry news

Consumers prefer glass, new survey suggests

Published: May 10, 2011 by Helen Bird

Consumers prefer glass as a packaging material for food and drinks, according to a pan-European survey by independent research consultancy InSites.

Reflecting the growing desire among consumers to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, glass is preferred because it preserves the…

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Post-war demand raises Piramal profits

Published: May 09, 2011 by Helen Bird

Piramal Glass has reported a return to profits in the year ending March 2011 amid strong local demand following the end of a war.

The company confirmed annual profits of 578 million rupees from a loss of 61 million in the previous year. Local sales rose by 0.8 billion rupees, while…

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Emhart and Sanjin in joint venture

Published: May 06, 2011 by Helen Bird

Emhart Glass has announced that it is entering into a joint venture with Shandong Sanjin Glass Machinery Co (‘Sanjin’), located in China’s Shandong Province.

Sanjin is reported to be the market leader for container glass machinery and equipment in China. While it focuses on low-cost…

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Pilkington new line creates 50 jobs

Published: May 06, 2011 by Helen Bird

Pilkington has created some 50 new jobs at its manufacturing site in St Helens, UK, it confirmed.

The employment drive is part of the glassmaker’s £36 million investment in a new production line, which is scheduled to start operating by October 2012.

The coating facility will produce…

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Frigoglass expands operations with Dubai acquisition

Published: May 03, 2011 by Helen Bird

West African glass bottle producer Frigoglass Glass Operations has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 80% of the shareholding in Dubai-based Jebel Ali Container Glass Factory (JACGF) in a deal worth a reported US$6.8 million.

JACGF, situated in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free…

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AGC to enter Brazil

Published: May 02, 2011 by Helen Bird

Asahi Glass Co is to enter Brazil’s construction and automotive glass markets with the construction of a production site worth a reported 40 billion yen in São Paulo. The factory complex – the company’s first in Brazil – is scheduled to be built in 2013 and undergo expansion until…

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