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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

Swedish glass blowers Orrefors have failed to find a new owner, sealing plans to move production away from Sweden’s  “Crystal Kingdom.” All production will now cease at the glassworks in Southwestern Sweden. Verallia group Saint-Gobain Oberland recorded a consolidated turnover of €257.2 million in the first six months of 2013, down 0.4% from the same…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / July 18, 2013

British ceramics makers play baby waiting game (AP) It’s a royal bonanza—but for Britain’s souvenir makers, it’s also a royal headache. The upcoming birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child is a golden opportunity that comes with a mystery: the name and gender of the baby. Sophie Allport, a designer of fine…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / May 28, 2013

• Nippon Sheet Glass Co. reported a 5.6 percent decline in revenues in fiscal year 2013, compared to fiscal year 2012, according to the company’s FY 2013 Annual Consolidated Financial Results, released May 16. The company reported operating losses of about $170 million for the year. • PPG Industries announced that the United States Bankruptcy…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / August 27, 2012

• A new £5.4 million white flint furnace is now fully operational at glass manufacturer, Beatson Clark, UK. The furnace has a capacity of 200 tons per day and gives the plant in Rotherham the same size melting area of 70.6 square meters as the previous furnace. However, an improved design will mean greater efficiency…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / April 17, 2012

* Libbey Glass, a glassware manufacturer, has announced that for the quarter-ended Dec. 31, 2011, sales were $214.8 million, compared to $222.8 million the previous year. • Consol Glass has opened its new bottle manufacturing factory in Nigel, South Africa, the first phase of a planned development on a greenfield site of 50 hectares. Further…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / March 5, 2012

Amid rising demand for hollow glass spheres, 3M (St. Paul, Minn.) has decided to expand its production at its French site in Cambrai / Tilloy by another 35%; the technology group had just raised the site’s output by 20% last year. The additional capacities are due to come on stream by the end of 2012.…

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