Glass industry news

AGC Bor Glassworks reports profit

Published: August 27, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass manufacturer AGC Bor Glassworks has reported a net profit in the first half of 2010 of 123.273 million rubles (approximately US$4 million), while in the first half of 2009 it made a net loss of 362.299 rubles. In addition, the glassmaker, which specialises in float glass and…

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Teichmann and PPG sign third float contract with Shandong

Published: August 24, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glass process engineering and contract company Henry F Teichmann (HFT) has announced the signing of a contract with Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Co of China for a 600 metric tons per day (mtpd) oxy-fuel float line.

The production line will be built in Beijing, China. It will be…

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PPG specialist predicts era of growth in solar glazings

Published: August 23, 2010 by Helen Bird

Wayne Boor, Manager, Solar Technology Transfer for PPG Industries’ performance glazings division, has confirmed that industry forecasters expect solar glazings to account for at least 10-20% of flat glass sales by 2015. As part of a presentation at the Glass Association of North…

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Container Glass Alliance elects General Manager

Published: August 18, 2010 by Helen Bird

The recently established Container Glass Alliance, which unites four of the leading suppliers of container glass plant solutions (Zippe, Horn Glass, Emhart Glass and MSK), has appointed William Grüninger as General Manager.

In this capacity, Mr Grüninger, who retains the position of…

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Batch handling at the furnace with integrated system

Published: August 16, 2010 by Helen Bird

Nikolaus Sorg & Co has launched an integrated system for batch handling at the furnace. The concept comprises three components – the batch preheater, a new batch charger from fellow Sorg Group member EME Maschinenfabrik and a new doghouse design. The batch preheater incorporates two…

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Vertech’ announces promotion

Published: August 13, 2010 by Helen Bird

Inspection specialist Vertech’ has promoted Jonathan Souillot to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Souillot joined the company in 2004 as Development Engineer for its SILC team. In his new role, he will supervise the technical activities of Vertech’, analyse…

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