Glass industry news

Press Glass to build $43.5 million second plant in the US

Published: August 10, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

Press Glass will build its $43.5 million second plant at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in southern Virginia.  

The subsidiary of Press Glass Group has started preparatory works towards obtaining a building permit for its second plant in the US.

It will specialise in the…

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Dutch supplier to install gas recovery systems in Saint-Gobain facility

Published: August 06, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

The industrial supplier HyGear will install gas recovery systems in Saint Gobain's Germany facility.

HyGear has signed a contract with Saint-Gobain for its Hy.REC mix, which is used to recover the gas mixtures from the tin bath in float glass production.

Niels Lanser, Director of…

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Excelsius’s group partners to attend glasstec

Published: August 06, 2018 by Greg Morris

Hot services specialist Excelsius Global Services is to introduce its group partners at this year’s glasstec.

Excelsius is a Lohr, Germany-based company which provides draining and heat- up services to glass furnaces. It is extending its scope to introduce other specialist services offered…

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Iris’s Evolution NEO is the next generation of smart inspection

Published: August 06, 2018 by Greg Morris

Iris Inspection machines is to launch its Evolution NEO machine at glasstec.

The company said it brings the Evolution equipment into a new era of smart machines and provides better productivity results.

The Lyon-based group said its specialist engineers had spent more than six man years…

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Bucher Emhart Glass to enhance inspection technologies

Published: August 06, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

The supplier Bucher Emhart Glass will introduce feature enhancements to its inspection technologies.

Its four enhancements will improve inspection capabilities for containers with push-ups, heel mould codes, multiple finish types and container bottoms with heavy embossing’s.


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German glassmaker to sell its luminaires business

Published: August 03, 2018 by Sheena Adesilu

The glassmaker Osram has initiated the sale of its Lighting Solutions (LS) in Munich, Germany.

The management board has decided to divest its LS business unit to focus on high-growth future markets.

Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht, said: “Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings…

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