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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

Heinz-Glas selects IS 8 machine from GPS

Heinz-Glas has chosen an IS 8 section machine from Glas Produktions-Service (GPS) for its Piesau, Germany plant, which will produce articles at high speed in single, double and triple gob mode.

Section: News Date: 2017-07-10 Manufacturing technology

Saint-Gobain invests in the continuity of is plant and jobs

With the inauguration of its new flat glass (float) production plant located in Aniche-Emerchicourt (North of France), Saint-Gobain is demonstrating its commitment to invest in its plant and in the...

Section: News Date: 2017-05-29 Company news

AGC earns Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze for insulating glass products

AGC Glass Europe continues to demonstrate its commitment to constantly improving the environmental performance of its products.

Section: News Date: 2017-03-16 Company news

Air Products boosts glass industry environmental performance, productivity

Air Products, which develops oxy-fuel combustion technology for the global glass industry, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Techpack Solutions to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution.

Section: News Date: 2015-08-26 Ecology

PPG partners with Walker Glass to debut bird-safe glass with low-E coating

PPG and Walker Glass have created an advanced architectural glass that unites bird-friendly, acid-etched patterns with high-performance solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) coatings.

Section: News Date: 2015-05-20 Glazing / Insulating Glass

Praxair extends oxygen pipeline to leading South Korean glassmaker

Praxair has completed a six-mile extension of its pipeline to supply 100 tons per day of gaseous oxygen to Kumbi Corporation, one of the largest glass bottle manufacturers in South Korea.

Section: News Date: 2015-04-02 Company news

Praxair start-up supplies world's largest glass container manufacturer

Praxair has supplied a 180-tons-per-day, non-cryogenic plant for Owens-Illinois (O-I), and, under a long-term contract, Praxair will supply gaseous oxygen to the glass facility.

Section: News Date: 2015-04-01 Company news

Solvay to invest in Bulgaria plant

Solvay will upgrade its soda ash factory with a new high-tech steam boiler that will reduce CO2 emissions and improve the site’s environmental performance.

Section: News Date: 2014-10-08 Company news

PPG to manufacture Starphire® glass using ‘greenest’ float glass furnace technology

PPG has announced that it will manufacture Starphire® glass at its float glass plant in Fresno, California, using oxy-fuel furnace technology. This production will reportedly yield two significant ...

Section: News Date: 2014-06-17 Plant technology

AGC’s SunEwat XL now available for spandrels

SunEwat XL now has a new application – spandrels. This means that by leveraging non-vision glass, the entire surface of the façade can now be used to generate energy, maximising the building’s energy ...

Section: News Date: 2014-03-31 Glazing / Insulating Glass

AGC awarded Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver for its laminated glass range

AGC has earned its third Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver certificate. After being the first European glassmaker to obtain a Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver certificate for its float glass and...

Section: News Date: 2014-01-31 Product news

Pilkington K Glass™ OW achieves triple glazing performance in a double-glazing unit

Thanks to its flexibility and versatility, Pilkington K Glass™ OW can be used in many applications, providing better light transmission, allowing in more free heat from the sun and thus reducing e...

Section: News Date: 2013-07-15 Glazing / Insulating Glass

IRIS gains Environmental Management Systems compliance

IRIS Inspection Machines’ glass container inspection equipment production unit at Venissieux, on the outskirts of Lyon, France, has gained ISO 14001 certification, the International Standard for E...

Section: News Date: 2013-06-14 Company news

Allied Glass breaks sales barrier

A recent announcement from UK-based Allied Glass says that the company has broken the GBP 100 million sales barrier for the first time. The company has also appointed a French-speaking business...

Section: News Date: 2013-05-14 Company financial news

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

Ardagh’s new bottle for Beck’s helps environmental target

Ardagh’s new bottle for Beck’s and Beck’s Blue is, at 275ml, ultra-lightweight. This new bottle, with its % weight reduction, will, on 130 million bottles, save 2,642 tonnes of glass and remove 1,940 ...

Section: News Date: 2013-02-18 Containers

PPG glass requests for LEED documentation surpass 1,000

The Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel has achieved LEED® Gold certification. The hotel features PPG SOLARBAN® 70XL PACIFICA™ glass and Solarban z50 advanced solar control, low-emissivity glass, whi...

Section: News Date: 2013-02-14 Other news

Emirates Float Glass receives environmental performance card in recognition of sustainable...

The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water has awarded Emirates Float Glass (EFG) an Environmental Performance Card in recognition of its environmentally safe production practices. Covering all...

Section: News Date: 2013-02-12 Company news

DuPont issues 2012 Sustainability Report

This year’s Sustainability Progress Report is, for DuPont, the 20th year it is reporting on its progress against its sustainability goals. “We remain focused on sustainable growth using a holistic app...

Section: News Date: 2012-12-05 Company news
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