According to data released by FEVE, Europe’s glass packaging production grew by 1% in volume and by 1% in unit terms in the first half of 2018. The improvement is in line with full year 2017 data, which showed a growth of 2% in weight terms and 2.4% in units and compares favourably with trend since 2012.
Vitro SAB de CV has announced the launch of a brand identity rooted in the tagline ‘Together, We See Further’. At a key moment in the group’s evolution, the brand represents a renewed commitment to partnership and innovative, long-term thinking, philosophies that have been central to its success for over a century.
Johns Manville is planning a significant investment to expand manufacturing capacity at its Defiance, Ohio facility in the USA. The expansion will allow the company to increase its production of glassfibre pipe insulation products.
The Society of Glass Technology is running a special conference devoted to ‘Raw materials for glassmaking’ in Cambridge, UK on 1-4 September 2019. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on particular glass ingredients, as well as the batch as a whole.
The Gerresheimer Group has commissioned the world’s first partial-flow exhaust air purification system at its Essen site in Germany. This will ensure that the glass manufacturer’s existing system complies with the stringent clean gas values that apply after a furnace replacement. The cost-efficient solution is based on the Ecopure CCF developed by Dürr Systems AG.
British Glass, representative body of the UK glass industry, has responded to the UK Government’s announcement of a consultation on a major overhaul of the country’s waste disposal system. This would make packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste, make local authorities collect rubbish in the same way in each area and bring in a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans.