Vitro Archives | The American Ceramic Society

Vitro

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / August 28, 2015

CoorsTek expands medical-grade ceramics, PPG donates to Penn State Materials Research, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for August 28, 2015.

Read More

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 22, 2015

NIST announces news manufacturing competitions, O-I to acquire Vitro business, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 22, 2015.

Read More

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / August 26, 2014

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

Read More

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / November 1, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

Read More

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / August 13, 2013

The lead independent director on the Owens-Illinois Board of Directors, Corbin A. McNeill, Jr., has resigned due to personal reasons. In response to McNeill’s resignation, the Board has selected Peter S. Hellman, current chair of the Board’s audit committee, as its interim lead independent director. Vitro’s (pdf) executive vice president of legal and general Alejandro F.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / December 27, 2012

• Vitro has started the process to recover $1.59 billion damages (PDF) caused by lawsuits filed to put Vitro into involuntary bankruptcy, which were dismissed on appeal. The amount claimed corresponds to 20 percent of the total amount claimed at the time by the so-called vulture funds from each of the companies in those proceedings.…

Read More

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.…

Read More

News from the glass and refractory worlds

By P. Carlo Ratto / July 23, 2012

• Ardagh Group is to buy (from Wayzata Investment Partners) US-based Anchor Glass Container Corp. for $880 million. The deal is expected to close at the end of August 2012. Anchor, the third largest glass container manufacturer in the US, produces 5.6 billion containers annually from its eight facilities in the US. • Flat glass…

Read More