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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 9, 2015

Boeing opens news Center for Advanced manufacturing, Nextech changes to Nexceris, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 9, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 26, 2014

Linde and Sandia team up for hydrogen fueling network, US manufacturing gets funding and initiatives, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 26, 2014.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By / February 4, 2013

• Nippon Electric Glass Co. has succeeded in increasing width (up to 20 millimeters) and further reducing thickness (down to 4 micrometers) of glass-ribbon, achieving the widest and thinnest glass-ribbon in the world. • Star-Kazan Soda Elektrik, a subsidiary of one of Turkey’s leading conglomerates, the Ciner Group, and China Tianchen Engineering Corp. have signed…

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News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / September 24, 2012

• A sand mine in a small west coast of Scotland village has reopened and aims to export up to 100,000 tons of sand a year. Lochaline Quartz Sand, a joint venture between Italian mining company Gruppo Minerali Maffei and NSG Group, a global glass manufacturer, which operates under the Pilkington brand in the UK,…

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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 / August 6, 2012

Sorry for this wave of sad news!: • Corning Inc.’s Q2 2012 profit fell by 39 percent as a result of the fragile economy in Europe and China. The company blamed weak consumer demand for its television screen glass for the fall in profit. Net income fell to $462 million from $755 million, a year…

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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 / April 2, 2012

• Allied Glass Containers has announced that it is about to receive a significant boost due to a planned investment project, which will see over £3 million invested in the company’s glass coloring capability at its Knottingley, U.K. plant in the first six months of 2012. • ANH Refractories Europe has secured a new deal to…

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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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