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Messe Düsseldorf to promote international glass trade fairs at GlassBuild America 2019

Messe Düsseldorf North America will participate in GlassBuild America 2019 (Sept. 17–19) to promote its program of international trade fairs for the glass sector. At booth 2511, visitor and exhibitor information for glasstec 2020, International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products, and glasspex INDIA and glasspro INDIA 2019 will be available.

Centorr Vacuum Industries invests in its Applied Technology Center

Centorr Vacuum Industries added new furnace capability to its Applied Technology Center for customer use for process proofing, toll work, and process development runs. The new furnace is based on Centorr’s successful Super VII platform and will join two smaller System VII furnaces and induction melting furnace, and a continuous belt furnace already in use.

Wildcat Discovery, InoBat to build EV battery line in Slovakia

Slovak group InoBat and U.S. energy tech firm Wildcat Discovery Technologies will build a 100 million euro (US$111 million) automotive battery production line in Slovakia. The companies said the 100 MWh line, able to produce 1,500 batteries annually initially, should start in the first half of 2020 and distribution will begin by the end of 2021.

Webster glass manufacturing facility sold after Toronto firm closes plant

The former Webster location of a Toronto glass manufacturer was sold to a Boston real estate investment firm for nearly $6 million. The 168,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is now owned by GFI Partners of Boston.

Verallia releases new version of its glass packaging creation tool

Verallia released the newest version of its Virtual Glass packaging creation tool. The tool enables Verallia customers to obtain realistic renderings of their projects in high quality and in record time.

Centorr Vacuum Industries sells new Sintervac AMTM Furnace for 3D printed parts

Centorr Vacuum Industries shipped its new Sintervac AM™ furnace for the debind and sintering of additively manufactured parts for a leading firm in the 3D/Additive Manufacturing market space. The Sintervac AM™ is available in sizes of 2, 4.5, 9, 12, and 16 cubic foot volumes.

Walmart, Target, Ikea sued by UC Santa Barbara over Edison-style LED bulbs

The University of California is looking to halt imports of vintage-style LED light bulbs and are sold at five of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Walmart, Target and Amazon. UC Santa Barbara says the retailers should be paying it royalties from sales of the bulbs.

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