Glass industry news

England recycles 40.3%

Published: June 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

England’s household recycling rate now stands at 40.3%, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The figure, which takes into account the proportion of household waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse between October 2009 and September 2010,…

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O-I opens Brussels office

Published: June 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

O-I has opened a European governmental affairs office in Brussels, Belgium and appointed Nicolas Robin as its European Governmental Affairs Director. Mr Robin has managed campaigns at national, European and international levels for 20 years.

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Sezal sells float unit

Published: June 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glass processing company Sezal Glass has sold its float glass business to Saint-Gobain Glass India for 6.86 billion rupees ($152.4 million). The deal was a slump sale, meaning the company sold its assets and liabilities for a single lump sum without assigning separate values to each. The…

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GPI launches Ask For Glass campaign

Published: June 01, 2011 by Helen Bird

In May 2011, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) launched ‘Ask For Glass’, a social media campaign for consumers. “If there’s one thing we know about American consumers, it’s that they want a choice,” said Lynn Bragg, President of GPI. “There are many popular brands offered in packages…

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Float line to be equipped with Fives tin bath

Published: May 31, 2011 by Helen Bird

Fives Stein, through its Chinese subsidiary Fives Stein (Shanghai) Industrial Furnace Co and its Belgian subsidiary Fives Stein Belgium, is implementing a contract for Chinese glassmaker AVIC (Hainan) Special Glass Materials Co. The contract comprises the design, supply and commissioning…

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Report predicts PET packaging to eclipse glass by 2020

Published: May 30, 2011 by Helen Bird

Plastic bottles and jars are forecast to experience strongest growth in the European larger packaging sector to 2015 and are likely to overtake glass containers within a decade, says a report by research company Pira International.

The report – The Future of European Food and Drink…

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