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By P. Carlo Ratto / November 19, 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 27, 2013

Announcing fiscal first quarter results, Japanese flat glass manufacturer Nippon Sheet Glass says its architectural glass business improved in Japan and the US but was still slow in Europe. The company says prospects for architectural markets in Japan remain positive, with an increase in new housing starts from the previous year. But it warns there…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / November 5, 2012

• Owens Corning’s furnace in its Gous-Khroustalny, Russia, glass reinforcements facility is now operational. It is the latest step the company has taken to increase its global capacity to produce composite material and to serve the Russian and CIS markets; the facility will produce roving and Wet Use Chopped Strands as well as other products.…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / August 14, 2012

• Asahi Glass posted a 5 percent decrease in sales for H1 2012, down by ¥30.4 billion as a result of the fragile global economy. It said the global economic environment for first six months of the year was characterised by a gradual recovery, but the pace of economic recovery decelerated. • Bennu Glass, based in…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / July 9, 2012

• Nippon Sheet Glass is to make capacity cuts in Europe and in the US. One of its two float lines at its Laurinburg, North Carolina, US site will be idled between August and September this year. In Europe, it will put its architectural float furnace at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy, on “hot-hold.” This means…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / May 15, 2012

• Allied Glass has agreed a deal to take additional space at a location in Leeds, UK as demand for its products increases. The company recently announced that it expects 2012 sales to exceed £100 million; its performance was being driven by rising demand for spirits in emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / April 22, 2012

• Swicorp, a private equity firm, has announced the sale of a 20% stake in Ghani Glass, held by Joussour Holding Company. JHC is a private equity investment vehicle managed by Swicorp that invests in energy and energy-intensive industries. Established in 1993, Ghani Glass is one of the largest glass manufacturers in Pakistan. • On…

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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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