Glass industry news

Vetropack invests in Horn equipment

Published: April 11, 2011 by Helen Bird

Czech manufacturer Vetropack Moravia Glass has invested in the reconstruction of its 52 furnace at its Kyjov plant.

The project included both the drainage of the old furnace and the demolition and gutting of its entire surface. This was followed by the complete reconstruction of the…

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Ardagh to buy European packaging group in €125m agreement

Published: April 11, 2011 by Helen Bird

Ardagh Group is to buy European packaging group Finanziaria di Partecipazioni Industriali (Fi Par) in a deal reported to be worth up to €125 million.

Fi Par is involved in the production of metal packaging for the food and aerosol markets in Italy and Greece, trading under the names In…

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Chinese investor for soda ash plant

Published: April 08, 2011 by Helen Bird

A Chinese investor will reportedly contribute to the construction of a soda ash plant in Gomel Oblast, Belarus.

The Construction and Architecture Ministry of Belarus and a Chinese company have signed an investment agreement, said Anatoly Lis, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental…

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Deposit system for bottles under consideration

Published: April 08, 2011 by Helen Bird

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is considering introducing a deposit and return system on glass bottles, according to reports.

A new law on packaging and waste packaging came into force in FYROM on 1st January 2011. In order to reach the glass targets, one option would…

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Phoenix honour for Fevisa founder

Published: April 07, 2011 by Helen Bird

Juan Rafael Silva Garcia was recently named the 41st recipient of the Phoenix Award Glass Person of the Year. Mr Silva is a founder partner and current Director General (CEO) of Fevisa Group in Mexico. From its beginnings in 1989, when the company operated one furnace and one…

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Glassman announces new venue for Turkey show, dates for Mexico edition

Published: April 06, 2011 by Helen Bird

Glassman Turkey 2011, a new addition to the Glassman series of exhibitions, will take place on 22nd – 23rd November 2011 at the Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy. The revised venue was announced in March 2011 by Glassman organiser and Glass International publisher Quartz Business Media. Read more