Glass industry news

Italy’s solar power market expected to reach 30 GW by 2020

Published: July 22, 2011 by Nadine Firth

The booming solar power market in Italy is expected to grow by nearly four times to 30 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by 2020. The prediction comes from the head of Italy’s top utility as a result of incentive-driven efforts to fight climate change. Italy’s solar market, the world’s second…

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NSG Group appoints new President of Building Products

Published: July 20, 2011 by Nadine Firth

NSG Group, one of the global leaders in innovative high performance glass and glazing solutions, has appointed Clemens Miller as President of Building Products. Among other elements of his new role, Mr Miller is charged with ensuring sustained growth for the NSG Group across key…

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Vitro to get ruling from US judge on bankruptcy protection

Published: July 20, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Vitro, the Mexican glassmaker that defaulted on $1.2 billion in bonds, may get a ruling as early as next week on a petition for US bankruptcy protection to apply to its restructuring proceedings, according to a Bloomberg report released on 14th July 2011. US bankruptcy judge Harlin D.…

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Glass jobs go at Viridian plants

Published: July 20, 2011 by Nadine Firth

More than 100 workers at glass manufacturer Viridian’s Victorian and New South Wales, Australia, plants are facing redundancies within the year. Staff at the Clayton facility have been informed by managers of redundancies. In a letter to the union, Viridian blamed “declining house…

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Xpar Vision launches new website

Published: July 20, 2011 by Nadine Firth

Xpar Vision, one of the world leaders in the field of hot end inspection, process monitoring, and quality control for the global container glass industry, has launched a new website with a specific focus on container glass forming. The website is aimed at assisting customers to improve…

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