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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / November 19, 2013

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

Owens-Illinois second quarter profits were down 0.8 percent from the same period last year due mainly to a decline in beer sales. Global volumes were down 1 percent, and any gains resulting from increased wine sales were offset by lower beer markets, the company says. Operating profits in Europe and Asia Pacific were higher, primarily…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / June 23, 2013

• Siemens is set to close its Israeli solar power division, having failed to find a buyer. It only bought Solel Solar Systems in 2009, but has lost close to €1 billion. The closure will affect 280 jobs. • Mexican manufacturer Vitro is to increase its furnace capacity at its Vidriera Querétaro Plant with a $50 million…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / May 20, 2013

• Austrian fireproof materials maker RHI is considering building a new plant in the United States, the company said, to join the growing number of European industrial firms attracted by cheap energy prices across the Atlantic. RHI said it would make a decision in the fourth quarter and could invest about €50 million to build…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / May 13, 2013

• At meeting on May 3, the supervisory board of RHI AG approved a concept presented by the management board to adjust the production capacity in Europe to the growth rates, which are expected to stay low in the future. For this reason, the Duisburg plant in German will be closed this year. The Duisburg…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / May 6, 2013

• A Longueuil facility that prepares about 70 percent of Quebec’s glass for recycling is shutting down, and the company’s management says it isn’t sure where the glass will end up. Klareco processes more than 100,000 metric tons of glass in Quebec each year and sends most of it to the United States, where it is…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / April 15, 2013

• Aruvian Research presents analysis of Asahi Glass Co. A complete and comprehensive analysis of Asahi Glass Company includes an overview of the industry the company operates in, and then moves on to analyzing the company itself. • Also, beginning May 1, 2013, Asahi Glass Co. will integrate operations at its Kansai plant and Takasago…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / November 13, 2012

• Asahi Glass Co. has decided to shut down AGC Glass North America’s Kingsport Plant in Tennessee in order to improve the profitability of its photovoltaic cover glass operations. This plant closure will cut down more than 30 percent of the group’s manufacturing capacity for PV cover glass. • RHI, a world market leader in…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / October 30, 2012

• Turkish glass processor Duzce Cam is to install a second float glass line. The company, a subsidiary of Okan Group, signed a contract with Fives Stein at the glasstec event in Dusseldorf, Germany this week. The new float glass line has a capacity of 800 tons per day and will incorporate an LEM furnace,…

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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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