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Vitro Glass: Fresno plant celebrates 50 years of glass-manufacturing operations

Vitro Architectural Glass' Fresno plant uses oxy-fuel furnace technology, reducing natural gas consumption by 15%, carbon emissions by 10% and NOx emissions by more than 50%.

Section: News Date: 2017-11-21 Anniversary

BG Container Glass to build 400 t/d furnace

A subsidiary of Bangkok Glass, BG Container Glass, will build a 400 tonnes a day furnace in Ratchaburi, Thailand, to support greater domestic demand for glass containers.

Section: News Date: 2017-06-21 Containers

HyGear: the advantages of on-site Hydrogen Generation

A reliable supply of industrial gases plays a vital role in producing high quality flat glass. Most glassmakers retrieve these gases from industrial gas suppliers or by electrolysis. HyGear offers...

Section: Article Date: 2015-08-20 Industry update

EU ETS emission allowance allocation for the glass industry in post 2012

In this article, taking into consideration the information used when allocating emission allowances, we present production processes and glassmaking technologies, with direct emissions and heat...

Section: Article Date: 2013-04-20 Statistics

Turkish-Chinese cooperation for soda ash production

An agreement has been signed between Star- Kazan Soda Elektrik and China Tianchen Engineering Corporation (TCC) to build the world’s largest soda ash production complex. Scheduled to start production ...

Section: News Date: 2013-01-23 Other news

PPG glass helps utility operations centre earn LEED certification

SOLARBAN® z50 solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) glass by PPG Industries was used by the Piedmont Natural Gas Operations Center in Nashville, Tenn., earning LEED® Gold certification.

Section: News Date: 2012-12-13 Building applications

Arc International North America unveils clean glassmaking breakthrough

Arc International is investing nearly USD 40 million at its Durand Glass Manufacturing Co. in Millville, Cumberland County, NJ, US, to lower emissions and increase production capacity.

Section: News Date: 2012-06-19 Company news

AGI Glasspac to fuel furnaces with natural gas

Hyderabad, AGI Glasspac, the glass division of Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Ltd., (HSIL) said negotiations were in progress with the central and state government to source natural gas from KG...

Section: News Date: 2009-09-17 Company financial news

Crimean Soda Plant studies move away from gas

The Crimean soda plant (Krasnoperekopsk) is looking at switching its energy supply for soda ash production from natural gas to coal-water slurry, according to a statement by the press service of...

Section: News Date: 2008-03-14 Company financial news

Galp gas for Spanish Saint-Gobain units

Galp Energia SGPS said it has reached a deal to supply over 50 million cubic metres per year of natural gas to two Saint-Gobain units in Spain from January 2008. In a statement, Galp said...

Section: News Date: 2008-01-14 Company financial news

Kibing Glass to switch to gas for float lines

A project to replace oil with gas at Liuzhou Kibing Glass Group``s two float glass lines was signed on 23 October 2007; it is the largest natural gas utilization project in Hunan Province. The heavy...

Section: News Date: 2007-11-02 Company financial news

Vitro: pipeline bombers disrupt output at plants

Production at six Vitro glass plants was interrupted on 10 September 2007 by attacks on at least 12 PEMEX natural gas and oil pipelines in the state of Veracruz. Vitro said five of its glass...

Section: News Date: 2007-09-17 Company financial news

Allied Glass: upgrading energy efficiency

A difficult challenge is being faced by UK-based Allied Glass, which uses great quantities of natural gas to heat its furnaces and electrically powered compressed air and fans to form and cool the...

Section: News Date: 2006-11-30 Company financial news

E.ON Sverige to supply Rexam plant

Swedish energy company E.ON Sverige AB said on 20 April 2006 that it signed a contract to deliver natural gas to container glass manufacturer Rexam Glass Limmared AB, based in Limmared, southern...

Section: News Date: 2006-04-26 Company financial news

Czech Vetropack signs gas contract

German-Russian joint venture company Wingas will supply 35 million cubic metres of natural gas a year to Czech glass manufacturer Vetropack from 1 January 2006. The move into the Czech market is a...

Section: News Date: 2005-12-23 Company financial news

Judel Products lays off workers

Judel Products Inc. of Salem, West Virginia has laid off about 45 workers and shut down two of its three furnaces because its natural gas bill has doubled in the last three months, said President...

Section: News Date: 2005-11-04 Company financial news

India: glass makers protest at gas restrictions

The decision by gas supplier GAIL (India) Ltd. to install "governors" on compressed natural gas (CNG) lines in order to reduce consumption has had severe repercussions on the glass industry in...

Section: News Date: 2005-11-01 Sector trends

Vitro: USD 40 million for fuel changeover

Mexican glass products manufacturer Vitro will invest USD 40 million (EUR 30.9 million) in 2005 to switch its plants from natural gas to petroleum coke, the company``s chief financial officer Alvaro...

Section: News Date: 2005-05-11 Company financial news

Fraser & Neave urges government support for natural gas

Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) Group has urged the Malaysian government to consider giving greater incentives to companies converting their manufacturing operations from fuel oil to natural...

Section: News Date: 2004-10-20 Company financial news
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