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SCHOTT expands melting capacities for pharma tubing

SCHOTT expands melting capacities for pharma tubing

SCHOTT is investing a total of €70 million euros in the expansion of its Indian tubing site in Jambusar, Gujarat.

An additional tank furnace is scheduled to go into operation at the beginning of 2023, with a second one the following year. The expansion will create new jobs for around 225 people and is part of a more than $1 billion strategic investment programme by the company through to 2025.

"Against the backdrop of the growth trend in the Indian pharmaceutical business and the pandemic, we want to commit to secure the supply of pharma glass," explains Dr. Patrick Markschläger, Executive Vice President of SCHOTT's Business Unit Tubing.

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23/09/2021

Heraeus healthcare and medical technology portfolio expands

Heraeus healthcare and medical technology portfolio expands

The Heraeus Group has announced its acquisition of Mo-Sci Corporation and spin off company ETS Technology Holdings. Both companies are located in Rolla, Missouri.

Mo-Sci was founded by Dr. Delbert Day in 1985 to develop and supply specialty glass and ceramic products for specific market applications.

It is now a leading supplier to the medical device industry with glass microspheres, fibres and powders. It also provides sealing glass and test services for the aerospace, automotive, and electronics industries.

The company was led by Ted Day, Delbert’s son, up until his death in September 2020.

ETS was founded in 2012 to develop and commercialise a novel borate-based bioactive glass technology platform for wound care and hemostasis.

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23/09/2021

AGC's photovoltaic glass adopted by Singapore Institute of Technology

AGC's photovoltaic glass adopted by Singapore Institute of Technology

The Singapore Institute of Technology has adopted AGC’s new photovoltaic glass for the Punggol campus, scheduled to open in 2024.

The new Punggol campus of the Singapore Institute of Technology is scheduled to be the first in Southeast Asia to install an urban multi-energy microgrid that will decentralise energy sources and enable the effective use of local renewable energy, with the aim of obtaining Super Low Energy certification established by the country's Building and Construction Authority.

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23/09/2021

Glass Futures welcomes Stoelzle Glass Group as members

International glass producer Stoelzle Glass Group has joined the Glass Futures membership to further its ambitions to create sustainable low carbon glass products by developing technology and improving processes across manufacturing and the supply chain.

Stoelzle has six production sites in Austria, Great Britain, France, Czech Republic and Poland and three decoration sites in Great Britain, France and Poland.

The company is Europe’s only manufacturer of packaging glass aimed at pharma, perfumery and cosmetics, spirits, consumer food and tableware markets.

They are aware of the energy-intensive nature of glass production and strive in all processes and technologies to balance this impact with constant investments and improvements.

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23/09/2021

Knauf Insulation builds new insulation plant in Texas

Knauf Insulation builds new insulation plant in Texas

The Knauf Group has announced the expansion of Knauf Insulation North America with a 600,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility to be constructed at the Industrial Park in McGregor, Texas.

"This is a great day for our employees, customers, vendors, shareholders, the citizens of McGregor, Texas, and the greater Waco area,” said Knauf Insulation North America CEO Matt Parrish. “At Knauf Insulation, we are excited to expand our North American manufacturing operations to McGregor, Texas. As part of a global, family-owned business, we believe the timing is right, and McGregor is exactly the type of community where we desire to expand and partner for the future."

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23/09/2021

Guardian Glass SunGuard coatings on super jumbo UltraClear float at Carleton

Guardian Glass SunGuard coatings on super jumbo UltraClear float at Carleton

Guardian is responding to demand from architects who are pushing design boundaries with buildings that maximize views and natural light for occupants in interesting, forward-thinking facades while also reaching energy performance codes and standards.

Super jumbo helps our fabrication customers improve yields on many common commercial sizes and produce oversize insulating glass units that aren’t possible with standard jumbo coated glass,” said Chris Dolan, Commercial Segment & Technical Services Director, Guardian Glass North America.

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16/09/2021

Gerresheimer plans to use sustainable technology for glass production

Gerresheimer plans to use sustainable technology for glass production

CO2 saving hybrid technology is proposed for the Gerresheimer Lohr white glass melting furnace rebuild in 2022. The company has submitted a funding application to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment for this innovative project.

"This pioneering technology project serves to strengthen Germany as an industrial and glass location. With this innovative technology we will set new standards in terms of sustainability and avoidance of emissions," said Andreas Kohl, who as Global Senior Vice President Operations is responsible for worldwide container glass production and its technical development in the Gerresheimer Group.

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16/09/2021

Vetrerie Riunite acquires important Chinese competitor

Vetrerie Riunite acquires important Chinese competitor

The Vetrerie Riunite of Colognola ai Colli, the leading manufacturer of technical glass for household appliances, with the help of investment bank SIMEST has acquired Suizhong Minghui Industrial Technology Ltd, an important competitor operating on the Chinese market for washing machine portholes, strengthening its presence on the Asian market.

The integration of the Asian competitor will allow Vetrerie Riunite to add further market share, going from the current 40% to over 50%.

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16/09/2021

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