Professor Alicia Durán has received the 49th annual Phoenix Award at a ceremony in Madrid, supported by colleagues and friends. In an acceptance speech that emphasised her passion and support for glass and for members of the international glass community, Professor Durán confirmed her commitment to achieve a series of goals while President of the International Commission on Glass. This includes the realisation of the ICG2030 project and support for the International Year of Glass 2022 proposal.
Gerresheimer’s recently opened Gx Glass Innovation and Technology Centre in Vineland, New Jersey is driving innovation in pharmaceutical glass, primary packaging glass products, technologies and digitised processes. In the future, engineers at the USA facility will develop innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical sector that meet today’s and future demands.
Verallia has confirmed the success of its initial public offering with French and international institutional investors on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. The proceeds from the sale of existing shares amounted to €888 million, including €838 million sold by Horizon Parent Holdings sarl, which is 90%-owned by AIF VII Euro Leverage LP, an investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management Inc and 10%-owned by Bpifrance Participations, €41 million by certain managers of the group and €9 million by certain co-investors.
CelSian Glass & Solar has announced two expert training sessions to take place before the end of 2019. The first is a one day session on ‘Heat transfer in glass furnaces’, to be presented by AnneJans Faber, Senior Scientist at CelSian. This training course is scheduled for 20 November in Istanbul, just before the International Sisecam Glass Conference from 21 to 22 November, also in Istanbul.
Pilkington has launched a toughenable dual coated glass, with self-cleaning, solar control and thermal insulation properties to meet strong demand for multi-functional glazing solutions.