Glass industry news

Phoenix Award committee announces 40th recipient

Published: June 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Delbert Day has been named the fortieth recipient of the prestigious Phoenix Award, which is presented annually to an individual selected by the award’s committee for their contributions to glass and the glass industry.

Dr Day recently retired from the Missouri University of Science and… Read more

PPG restarts glass fibre furnace

Published: June 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

Glassmaker PPG Industries has restarted a furnace at its Shelby glass fibre facility in North Carolina, USA, as a result of increasing demand from automotive, wind energy and oil and gas markets.

The restart increases the plant’s capacity by 17,000 tons, as well as adding 34 employees,… Read more

GlassRite project achieves 35,000 tonne carbon emission savings

Published: June 01, 2010 by Helen Bird

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced that its four-year GlassRite project for wine bottles has saved almost 35,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year through a combination of packaging developments and bulk importing. The GlassRite project was launched in 2006…

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Guardian enters carbon coated glass partnership

Published: May 21, 2010 by Helen Bird

Guardian Industries has entered an agreement with Unidym to develop and commercialise carbon coated glass products for touch-screen devices and other applications.

Under the agreement, Guardian will fund a joint development effort to optimise and scale carbon coated glas products. The…

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Heye reports plant operations success

Published: May 18, 2010 by Helen Bird

A container plant in Uzbekistan, which started production in October 2009, is operating successfully, reports the facility’s complete equipment supplier, Heye International. The Asl Oyna  plant in the country’s capital, Tashkent, commissioned Heye International to supply the complete…

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Conference on Glass Problems releases 2010 programme

Published: May 12, 2010 by Helen Bird

The Ohio State University, sponsor and host of the annual Conference on Glass Problems, has revealed the preliminary programme for its 71st edition, which takes place on 19th - 20th October 2010. The two-day programme is as follows:

71st Conference on Glass Problems

Sponsored by the…

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