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Sisecam opens glassmaking site in Russia

Sisecam has opened a glassmaking production site in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Sisecam decided to build the third line of glass production in the Nizhny Novgorod region in 2010; the project includes the construction of a new plant and the installation of new equipment for the production of glassware. The new glass furnace with the capacity of 210 tons a day and eight technological lines will make it possible to reach the level of production of 40,000 tons a year and 141 million items a year.

Knauf completes Guardian Insulation acquisition

Knauf Insulation has completed its acquisition of Guardian Insulation. The transaction includes Guardian Fiberglass and Guardian Laminated Building Products. Guardian Fiberglass will be integrated into Knauf Insulation and Guardian Laminated Building Products has become Silvercote, LLC. 

Flat glass prices drop in July

According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent from June to July, their first decrease since January.

Med Standard Glass launches plant in Central Asia

Med Standard Glass LLC (Tashkent region, Uzbekistan) announces the launch of a single plant in Central Asia for the production of glass tubes, ampoules, vials and syringe glass with full processing cycle. Made in the Yukori-Chirchik district, village of Bardankul, the plant has production capacity of about 2,500 tons per year of the glass tube.

Tata Steel shuts down ferro alloy plant

Tata Steel has shut down its ferro alloy plant at Bamnipal in Keonjhar district of Odisha because of shortfall in key raw material chromite.The plant was sourcing chromite from the Sukinda Valley, whose mining lease has lapsed, resulting in the shortfall.

Allied Mineral Products completes facility expansion

Allied Mineral Products Europe B.V. has successfully completed their expansion on its manufacturing facility on July 31. The expansion added nearly 3000 sq meters added to the existing facility; this development also includes a new space for Pre-cast Shapes to be manufactured.

Magnezit Group completes investment project

Magnezit Group has completed a large-scale investment project in Satka, Russia. The group has established a facility for the production of periclase clinkers, the largest production plant of its kind in the region. The material is used for manufacturing refractories for the cement industry as well as in ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy plants. Construction of the facility commenced in 2008 with a 50,000 tpa capacity high temperature shaft kiln from Maerz. In 2013, Polysius AG commissioned a further high temperature shaft kiln with a production capacity of 80,000 tpa. The plant comprises a multi-hearth furnace, with 19 furnaces each. Raw material is sourced from Magnezit Group’s own deposit in Krasnoyarsk Area.