The NSG Group is to close architectural float lines at plants in Sweden and Italy.

It will close a float line in Halmstad, Sweden, which employs 230 people. It said it was closing the line as part of its restructuring programme. The closure of the float line is expected at the end of
March 2013.

It will also close a float line in Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy which employs 140 people.

The furnace is currently in a state of hot-hold, as announced in July 2012, due to the current conditions within the European architectural market. The line will close in January 2013.