Glass industry news

Schott and Naigai form joint venture for pharmaceutical packaging

Published: October 04, 2010 by Helen Bird

German technology group Schott and Naigai Glass Industry Company of Japan have founded a joint venture for pharmaceutical packaging activities in Japan, reports confirm.

The new company, Schott Naigai, is based in Osaka, Japan, where Naigai has been operating a production site for many…

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Ardagh Glass Group acquires metal packaging company in €1.7 billion deal

Published: October 04, 2010 by Helen Bird

Ardagh Glass Group has entered into an agreement with metal packaging company Impress’ majority shareholder, Doughty Hanson, to acquire all the shares of Impress Coöperatieve for €1.7 billion, it has confirmed.

The enlarged business will trade as Ardagh Packaging Group and will have…

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MEP praises ‘promising’ glass industry at FEVE web conference

Published: October 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

At a recent web conference hosted by FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, Member of European Parliament (MEP) Kathleen van Brempt stressed the importance of sustainable operations in light of the forthcoming European policy on recycling. “The glass industry is in a strong…

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Change of management at Siemens

Published: September 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Siemens’ industry automation division has named Charles Grindstaff as President of its PLM Software business. In addition, the current President, Dr Helmuth Ludwig, will take over as Head of Global Communications for the division.

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Allied Glass in £75 million management buyout

Published: September 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Allied Glass has completed a £75 million management buyout, with the backing of Barclays Private Equity that acquires a majority stake in the company.

Barclays has invested a reported £29.5 million for its stake in the container glassmaker, which employs approximately 600 people across…

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Beneq and Glaston unite for solar coating equipment

Published: September 24, 2010 by Helen Bird

Finnish suppliers Beneq and Glaston have signed a strategic co-operation agreement to develop and deliver systems for the continuous production of transparent conductive oxide (TCO) coated glass for the solar industry. Beneq has extensive experience in developing aerosol technologies…

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