Glass industry news

British Glass announces structural changes

Published: April 25, 2010 by Helen Bird

The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation has appointed Dave Dalton as Chief Executive Officer and James Chisholm as Chief Financial Officer. It has also promoted Environmental Manager John Stockdale to Environmental Director.   Having reassessed the needs of the industry, the… Read more

O-I enters Argentinean market with latest acquisition

Published: April 24, 2010 by Helen Bird

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has acquired the majority share of Argentinean glassmaker Cristalerias Rosario, it has announced.   The investment is O-I’s first into the rapidly growing Argentinean container glass market, which is said to be the third largest in Latin America behind Mexico and… Read more

Glaston subsidiary stops production

Published: April 23, 2010 by Helen Bird

  Operations at Tamglass Glass Processing, a subsidiary of Glaston Corporation, will cease in Akaa, Finland, according to reports, with all 15 employees being made redundant.  

 The Akaa factory has manufactured mirrors for solar energy production as a service activity on behalf of…

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Bystronic secures large processing order

Published: April 23, 2010 by Helen Bird

The Bystronic Glass Group has received a multi-million Swiss franc order from the Wajhat Glass & Aluminium Factory in Saudi Arabia, the supplier has confirmed.   At the end of 2009, the deal was finalised by Richard Jakob, Chief Executive Officer of the Bystronic Glass Group, Fahad… Read more

Corning restarts production after fire

Published: April 21, 2010 by Helen Bird

Specialty glassmaker Corning has reportedly resumed production at its Wilmington plant in Delaware, USA after it was disrupted by a fire in early April.   The blaze, which is thought to be the result of a malfunction with a piece of glassmaking equipment, was brought under control… Read more

Consol plans 25% production boost

Published: April 21, 2010 by Helen Bird

African container glass manufacturer Consol has announced its intention to build a new plant in Nigel, South Africa, boosting its annual output by 25%.   The factory, in which Consol will invest a reported ZAR 1.9 billion, will increase the group’s annual production by 220,000 tons to… Read more