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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / August 11, 2014

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / July 1, 2013

Owens Corning, a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a manufacturing supply alliance with Xingtai Jinniu Fiberglass Company. The supply alliance will utilize Jinniu´s existing glass fiber furnace capacity in China to provide a reliable supply of customized boron-free glass fiber reinforcements. The alliance…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / April 22, 2013

• Allied Glass Containers Ltd has recently successfully completed a major investment program at its Knottingley site, which involved a complete melter and forehearth rebuild. The project, which started in January has resulted in a larger furnace with increased production capacity and improved environmental performance. • Saverglass is strengthening its industrial presence worldwide recently by…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / December 10, 2012

• Owens-Illinois is investing €140 million on strengthening its European operations in 2013. It aims to improve its quality, sustainability and capabilities to better support the needs of its European customers for more sustainable and healthy glass packaging. Investments next year will comprise furnace and glassmaking machine upgrades at plants in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / September 4, 2012

• Indian textiles company Arvind Ltd. has commissioned a new manufacturing facility to manufacture glass fabrics in India. It has formed a joint venture with German company PD Fibre Glass Group for the facility is situated at Santej, India. The JV formed in December 2011 has a 51–49 equity paticipation and will cater to the…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / July 2, 2012

Credit: European Container Glass Federation. • Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 4.2% in 2011 according to data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth confirms the increase recorded in the first half of 2011 (4.7%), and builds on a positive trend after the 2009 financial crisis. • The German…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / June 25, 2012

• Carborundum Universal International Ltd Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of CUMI India, part of the $4.4 billion Murugappa Group, signed an agreement with Austria-headquartered RHI AG to buy the Vienna-based heat-resistant refractory products maker’s South African units RHI Isithebe (Pty) Ltd and RHI Refractories Africa (Pty) Ltd. The two SA businesses logged combined revenues of Rs.…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / May 27, 2012

• When Cardinal Tempered Glass, a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Corp., laid off 33 employees last month in Chehalis, the plant manager blamed the cuts on the Chinese for dumping solar panels into the United States market at a below fair value price. Now, the US has announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of 31…

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News on glass & refractory world

By P. Carlo Ratto / February 7, 2012

• The owner of glass manufacturer Pilkington, Nippon Sheet Glass, has announced that it will close one of its three UK production lines in an effort to cut costs. The job cuts are the second major headcount reduction in two years: In March 2010, the firm cut 6,700 jobs in the wake of the global…

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