Glass industry news

Guardian Glass set to upgrade UK and Hungarian sites

Published: September 11, 2019 by Greg Morris

Guardian Glass is to invest in the modernisation of float glass lines at two of its European production plants.

The float glass production line in Goole, UK, will be upgraded as the existing furnace nears the end of its lifecycle.

The upgrade is expected to be performed in the beginning…

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O-I set to install Magma technology at Holzminden plant

Published: September 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has earmarked its plant in Holzminden, Germany, for installation of a new furnace with its new MAGMA glassmaking technology. 

The Magma technology was revealed in November last year and has been operating on a pilot line at the company’s US plant in Streator, IL. 

The…

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Stölzle hires Forglass to supply new furnace

Published: September 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

Stölzle Masnieres Parfumerie has hired the Polish company Forglass to supply a furnace for its northern France plant.

The Polish engineering group will supply its technology to design, construct and commission the new furnace to produce high quality, extra white flint glass…

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Raw materials under the spotlight at SGT conference

Published: September 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

The crucial role of raw materials in the glassmaking process was investigated at a conference last week.

The Society of Glass Technology’s (SGT) annual conference was titled Sand to Splendour and incorporated sessions on raw materials in industry, science and history.

A total of 120…

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Refel appoints MGFS as Mexican agent

Published: September 10, 2019 by Greg Morris

Mexican company MGFS has been appointed sales agent for REFEL in Central America, Chile and Peru.

Refel is an Italian manufacturer of fused cast refractories material.

Its focus is the highest possible customer satisfaction, understood as the ability to timely provide products and…

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Agr International launches SPT2-Volume self-contained testing station

Published: September 09, 2019 by George Lewis

Agr International has launched the automated, self-contained testing station SPT2-Volume.

The station is designed to provide hands-free, automated volume measurement of glass containers on the plant floor or in the laboratory.

This is said to offer a cost-effective alternative to the…

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