Glass industry news

Ardagh signs 10-year agreement with The Absolut Company

Published: July 19, 2019 by George Lewis

Ardagh Group has signed a 10-year agreement with The Absolut Company.

The agreement sees Ardagh supply The Absolut Company with glass bottles for its Absolut Vodka brand.

At its core, the partnership will focus on sustainability, innovation and future growth.

Both companies are said to…

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Durobor glassmaker faces bleak future

Published: July 19, 2019 by Greg Morris

Belgian tableware glassmaker Durobor is to shut down its furnace unless an investor is found.

The company went into receivership at the beginning of May. Three potential buyers of the glassware company -  from Europe, Israel and the Middle East- came forward after a subsequent appeal for…

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Vitro appoints Segment Marketing Manager

Published: July 18, 2019 by George Lewis

Vitro Architectural Glass has appointed Nathan McKenna as Segment Marketing Manager.

In his new post, Mr McKenna will provide marketing support for Vitro Glass’s residential, commercial and specialty divisions.

He also will oversee the company’s marketing plans and support its…

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Nadir Figueiredo sold to US investment company

Published: July 16, 2019 by Greg Morris

Brazilian tableware manufacturer Nadir Figueiredo has been sold to a subsidiary of US financial company HIG Capital for R$836,265 million ($222.98 million).

In a financial statement published on Friday, the glassmaking company said 97.67% of its shareholders had approved the sale to…

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Glassman Europe: Investigating sustainable trends in Glassmaking

Published: July 16, 2019 by Greg Morris

Experts will discuss the future of glassmaking during a conference devoted to sustainability.

Speakers from banks, associations and the industry itself will highlight the ways in which glass manufacturers can capitalise on the latest technologies.

The debate at the Glassman Europe event…

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All set for raw materials in glassmaking conference

Published: July 15, 2019 by Greg Morris

Raw Materials are the theme this year with the Society of Glass Technology. 

Following the success of its Furnace Solutions Meeting in Stoke on Trent, UK in June, they continue the theme at their Annual General meeting at Cambridge in September. 

Two days will be devoted to all aspects of…

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