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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / February 24, 2013

• Glass tableware manufacturer Libbey plans to cut capacity and reduce staff within its North American business. The company said its realignment at its Shreveport, La., site would effect 200 jobs. • This spring, the 11-year-old amber glass furnace at Gerresheimer Essen will be replaced by a new one. The facility has two furnaces, one…

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / January 14, 2013

• A report by Visiongain indicates that the global glass packaging market will reach a value of $36.8 billion in 2013. This growth is as a result of the emerging economies demanding more premium goods that are packaged in glass. However, growth will be limited by competition from other packaging materials. The report claims that…

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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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