Glass industry news

AGC Glass Europe is to invest €10 million into vacuum glazing

Published: October 15, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

AGC Glass Europe is to invest €10 million into the production of vacuum glazing at its plant in Lodelinsart, Belgium. 

The international glass manufacturer has collaborated with Panasonic to produce Fineo glazing units with thermal and acoustic insulation properties.

It is designed to be…

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Viprotron to present scanners at glasstec

Published: October 15, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Viprotron will present its scanners at glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The glass inspection company will introduce the Anisotropy Scanner 2.0. This scanner will provide an actual measurement and evaluation for Anisotropy (Iridescence) effects. 

Viprotron will also introduce the ECO…

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Libbey Holland hosts LIFE climate change meeting

Published: October 15, 2018 by Greg Morris

Libbey and Praxair EuroHolding hosted a meeting to discuss climate change in energy intensive industries.

The meeting was in regards to the EU targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020, 2030 and 2050.

The agenda for the LIFEmeeting included plenary sessions on the policy…

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Ametek Land to showcase thermal imaging at glasstec

Published: October 12, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Ametek Land will showcase its in-furnace thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass with its pneumatic auto-retract (PAR) system at glasstec.

Its in-furnace thermal imaging NIR-B Glass provides accurate profiling of glass furnaces and increases capacity by optimising…

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Guardian Glass Celebrates North American Jumbo Coater Start

Published: October 11, 2018 by Greg Morris

Guardian Glass is now producing jumbo coated glass in North America.

The company recently completed all testing on its jumbo coater in Carleton, Michigan and started coating its float glass with Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 HT coating.

This jumbo coater is Guardian’s 12th globally…

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Xpar Vision to launch forming robot at glasstec

Published: October 11, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Xpar Vision will launch the BlankRobot for container glass forming at glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The BlankRobot is designed for swabbing and other applications. Compared to traditional swabbing robots, which use 25% lubrication, it only uses 2% lubrication.

For blank mould swabbing,…

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