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By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

Owens-Illinois second quarter profits were down 0.8 percent from the same period last year due mainly to a decline in beer sales. Global volumes were down 1 percent, and any gains resulting from increased wine sales were offset by lower beer markets, the company says. Operating profits in Europe and Asia Pacific were higher, primarily…

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Welcome mat out for glass strength coalition’s first meeting

By / January 4, 2013

Glass beer bottle assembly line. Credit: EPA; Wikipedia. About three weeks ago, I reported that a formal organization, called Usable Glass Strength Coalition, had finally been launched after years of behind-the-scenes work. The USGS exists to fund and support fundamental research in glass strength. Just yesterday I learned that the UGSC will be holding its inaugural board…

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