Glass industry news

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

O-I fills marketing position

Published: April 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

President of O-I Europe Jose Lorente has announced the appointment of Jonathan Marshall as Marketing Director, Europe. Mr Marshall joined O-I in 2006 as Marketing Manager for the UK and The Netherlands. Most recently he was Regional Sales & Distribution Director, North West Europe.  

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Guardian to close Walled Lake production plant

Published: April 20, 2010 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has confirmed the planned closure of its glass fabrication plant at Walled Lake in Michigan, USA.   The company’s spokeswoman, Amy Hennes, said that the decision had been made because of ‘continued reduction in business and the ongoing slowdown in the economy’. Read more