Glass industry news

Asahi Glass Company ‘interested in’ joint projects with Belarus

Published: July 05, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Japan’s Asahi Glass Company (AGC) General Director, Vladimir Shigaev, displayed interest in joining projects with Belarus, as he met with Belarus’ Prime Minister, Mikhail Myasnikovich.??

Vladimir Shigaev noted that AGC has experience in the reorganisation of operating glass companies…

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O-I continues sustainability investments with new-generation furnace

Published: June 30, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glass packaging manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) has unveiled its latest investment in greener manufacturing technology at its San Polo plant, located near the vineyards of Veneto in Italy. Inaugurated on 27th June, the new furnace adds to the inherent sustainability of glass packaging. Read more


2010 much better year for container glass production says FEVE

Published: June 28, 2011 by Helen Bird

Production data 2010 published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) (1) shows a general recovery from the drop of the previous year. In 2010, the European industry produced 20.7 million tonnes of glass compared to 20.1 million tonnes in 2009 marking an increase of 3.5%.   Read more


Emhart names L&M VP

Published: June 09, 2011 by Helen Bird

Emhart Glass has appointed Christer Hermansson to the position of Vice President of Logistics and Manufacturing (VP L&M), replacing Bertil Bjugård, who is to retire. Mr Hermansson takes over the functions of global sourcing, manufacturing and logistics within Emhart Glass, reporting…

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Investments in production capacity for HNG

Published: June 09, 2011 by Helen Bird

Hindusthan National Glass Industries (HNG) will invest up to INR 5000 crore over the next five years to set up new facilities and expand existing capacity. Total production capacity in the last fiscal year was 9.4 lakh tonnes, and the company expects to reach 12 lakh tonnes in 2011-12. Read more


New VP at Guardian

Published: June 08, 2011 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has named Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Science and Technology for its flat glass division. Mr Bracamonte will oversee the company’s research and development activity at its centre in Carleton, Michigan in the USA. He joined Guardian in 2010 after serving at…

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