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Kazakhstan’s Orda Glass has a bright future

Kazakhstan’s Orda Glass has a bright future

China Glass and Stewart Engineers have announced the completion of the acquisition through China Glass’s associated company of the equity interest previously owned by Stewart in the Orda Glass float glass complex, resulting in 100% ownership by the Chinese company.

CTIEC will lead the completion of the construction of the Orda Glass Complex. The company expects to complete the construction and startup, so it will be fully operational later this year.

The Orda Glass Complex located in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan aims to be the most modern industrial float glass facility in the world using the latest float glass technology designed and supplied by Stewart.

This facility will produce 600 tonnes per day of high quality architectural and automotive glass.

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20/01/2022

NSG Group buys renewable electricity in Poland

NSG Group buys renewable electricity in Poland

NSG UK Enterprises, part of the NSG Group, has signed a ten year power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDP Renewables (EDPR), the world's fourth largest renewable energy producer, for the renewable electricity generated by a wind farm located in Poland.

John Wilgar, Head of Procurement at NSG Group said: “We are delighted to sign our first virtual PPA with our partner EDPR for the majority of our electricity demand in Poland. This helps us to secure renewable electricity at predictable costs over the long term in a market with a highly carbon intensive grid. It is a huge step towards our sustainability objectives in support of our actions on climate change.”

NSG will take 51% of the output from the wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 70 MW.

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20/01/2022

A new melting furnace for Pyrex in Châteauroux

A new melting furnace for Pyrex in Châteauroux

The glassware manufacturer Pyrex, part of the International Cookware Group, is investing more than €8 million, including €7.2 million for the demolition and reconstruction of the borosilicate glass melting furnace.

The new furnace will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes per year.

"This furnace, which reaches a temperature of 1,500°C, consumes a mixture of gas and oxygen. The new one will reduce our CO2 emissions by more than 1,000 tons per year, a reduction of 12 to 13%, by increasing the electrical share and optimizing energy consumption," states Claude Bin, Industrial Director of International Cookware.

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20/01/2022

Premi becomes part of Berlin Packaging Group

Premi becomes part of Berlin Packaging Group

Beauty and cosmetics specialist Premi has become part of Berlin Packaging. The Milan based firm has a 150-strong workforce across Europe, the US and Asia.

This is a key acquisition for Berlin Packaging. Premi is a market leader in the beauty packaging industry with incredible know-how for the design and production processes. By leveraging our combined footprint and capabilities, we will deliver unparalleled solutions to our customers,” said Paolo Recrosio, CEO of Berlin Packaging EMEA.

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20/01/2022

Şişecam glass preferred for the Istanbul tower

Şişecam glass preferred for the Istanbul tower

Şişecam’s products were preferred in the Ilbank Atasehir Tower project in Istanbul.

The project designed by Öncüoğlu Architecture + ACP is one of the reference projects brought to life with the innovative products that pioneers many firsts in the field of flat glass and showcases the development of the flat glass industry in Turkey and the region.

The optimum light transmittance, heat insulation and solar control requested in the project are provided by a single coating that is Şişecam Temperable Solar Control Low-E Glass Neutral 50/33.

Ilbank’s Istanbul office building was designed on an area of 4,260m2 next to its regional directorate building.

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20/01/2022

Saint-Gobain Glass Germany plans for 2030 carbon neutral production

Saint-Gobain Glass Germany plans for 2030 carbon neutral production

Hendrik Wüst, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, recently visited the Saint-Gobain site in Herzogenrath. They learned about the planned project for CO2-neutral production by 2030 on the site and, in this context, presented Saint-Gobain Glass Germany and Saint-Gobain Sekurit Germany with around €1.9 million in funding for the preparatory R&D project "COSIMa, CO2-neutral Saint-Gobain industrial location Herzogenrath – feasibility studies."

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20/01/2022

Ammonia combustion technology development project including AGC selected by NEDO

Ammonia combustion technology development project including AGC selected by NEDO

AGC has been selected by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as a contractor for the project: "Development of Fuel Ammonia Combustion Technology for Industrial Furnaces".

The company will develop this project jointly with Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Tohoku University from the end of December 2021 to March 2026.

The project focuses on ammonia, which does not produce CO2 when burned, is already widely distributed as a fertilizer, industrial raw material and has the same transportability as propane.

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13/01/2022

Ardagh Group awarded gold rating again from EcoVadis

Ardagh Group awarded gold rating again from EcoVadis

EcoVadis gold, one of the highest ratings and the sixth for Ardagh, has been awarded to the Group in recognition of it’s responsible and sustainable practices.

Scoring in the 97th percentile, the rating reflects the quality of Ardagh’s sustainability management systems.

Gold is only achieved by the top 5% of companies assessed by EcoVadis and Ardagh’s rating comes with an improved score of 71, up from 67 in 2020.

The rating demonstrates the dedication to implement the Group’s sustainability strategy, launched in 2020.

The new strategy, which reinforces a commitment to the circular economy, is underpinned by three pillars of emissions, ecology and social.

The strategy also maps out ambitious commitments and targets for the coming decade.

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13/01/2022

Better than expected performance of Forglass furnace for Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie

Better than expected performance of Forglass furnace for Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie

The successfully completed final acceptance test of the furnace erected by Forglass in France confirmed that the parameters of its operation significantly exceeded expectations in terms of glass quality and energy consumption.

Stoelzle Masnieres Parfumerie is well known for its extra white flint glass packaging for the premium perfumery and cosmetic market and they set the bar high from the very beginning.

Working within a limited space, Forglass engineers had to increase the pull by 50%, guarantee high quality cosmetic glass and reduce energy consumption, thus reducing the carbon impact on the environment.

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13/01/2022

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