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A workout for your glass—Nanoparticle coating makes glass stronger, boosts impact resistance

By April Gocha / May 11, 2018

A company called MetaShield has developed a simple, spray-on, nanoparticle-based coating—and now independent laboratory testing verifies that the coating significantly enhances the impact resistance of glass.

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How are new materials shaping the future of advanced optical fiber systems? This and much more inside May 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / April 19, 2018

The May 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about how novel materials are overcoming limitations and opening new possibilities for glass optical fiber systems, beverage trends shaping the glass container industry, and much more—is now available online.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / February 25, 2014

Ardagh Glass expects to receive bids for its Budweiser beer bottle-making unit this week in a deal that would allay antitrust concerns about the group’s proposed expansion in the US. Ardagh has been working with Citigroup to sell the majority of its US bottle-to-jam jar division, Anchor Glass, which it bought for $892 million in…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / February 11, 2013

• Quarterly group revenues at Nippon Sheet Group were 9 percent down from the previous year, at $4 billion compared to $4.49 billion; the profit from the corresponding quarter of the previous year was down to $50 million from $128 million, as a result of challenging market conditions, particularly in Europe. Its automotive and technical…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / July 23, 2012

• Ardagh Group is to buy (from Wayzata Investment Partners) US-based Anchor Glass Container Corp. for $880 million. The deal is expected to close at the end of August 2012. Anchor, the third largest glass container manufacturer in the US, produces 5.6 billion containers annually from its eight facilities in the US. • Flat glass…

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