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ICF-EDG: Recent achievements in domestic glass production

2011-05-01 | Representative organizations

The domestic glass sector is one of the smaller sectors of the glass industry with approximately four per cent of total output. This sector covers the production of glass tableware, cookware and decorative items, which include drinking glasses, cups, bowls, plates, cookware, vases and ornaments. This article gives us an idea of the recent achievements ofsector organizations regarding activities and issues of the industry.

ICF-EDG: Recent achievements in domestic glass production
The manufacture of domestic glass is very widely distributed across the European Union, with more than 100 installations. Approximately 61 installations meet the production criterionof 20 tonnes per day, as total melting capacity for the installation comprising one or more furnaces, as specified by Directive 2008/1/EC, and these account for the majority of EU production. In 2009, total production was about 500,000 tonnes for the EU-27. The largest domestic glass manufacturers in Europe are Arc International (France), Bormioli Rocco e Figlio, Bormioli Luigi, and RCR Cristalleria Italiana (Italy), Durobor (Belgium), Duralex (France), Pasabahce (Bulgaria), Riedel Nachtmann (Germany), Zwiesel (Germany), and Libbey (Netherlands and Portugal). There are also many smaller companies, which often specialize in higher value-added products (lead crystal, etc.).

The European Domestic Glass industry is represented by EDG, European Domestic Glass Committee, under the umbrella of the CPIV, Chambre Permanente des Industries du Verre. At international level, EDG is also member of the International Crystal Federation (ICF). EDG is member of the Executive Committee of CPIV.EDG is also member of the CPIV Environment Task Force, contributes actively to the different Working Groups and co-chairs the REACH working Group. EDG has represented its members faithfully on European regulatory and legislative affairs, with currently no dedicated staff, but via the contribution of its...


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