The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has placed a £7.1 million Industrial Fuel Switching Procurement Contract with Glass Futures Ltd to provide in-depth investigations of sustainable alternative fuel sources and innovative scenarios to decarbonise the glass manufacturing process in line with ‘net zero’ targets.
AGC Group has been ranked as an A list water security company by CDP, the international, non-profit organisation working on such environmental issues as climate change. CDP scores companies by reviewing their responses to questionnaires that cover categories relating to ‘climate change’, ‘water security’ and ‘forests’. Companies are scored from A to D based on their responses.
Glaston Group has closed a deal for an FC Series flat glass tempering line with a leading glass fabricator in North America. This is a follow-up to orders placed in 2019 for advanced TPS insulating glass lines and state-of-the-art ProL lamination zone ovens for lamination.
For the ninth consecutive year, Saint-Gobain has been named as one of the 100 most innovative companies and institutions in the Clarivate Analytics ‘Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators’ ranking. The recently published list is based on four main metrics: The total number of patents, their quality, their global scope and their impact measured by the number of references.
With the Coronavirus epidemic showing little sign of abating any time soon, two glass industry exhibitions due to take place in China and South Korea in the coming weeks have been postponed.
The 31st China Glass exhibition was scheduled for 14-17 April in Shanghai, while Glassman Asia 2020 was arranged for 25-26 February in Seoul.
While re-arranged dates and venue for China Glass 2020 are awaited, the organisers of Glassman Asia have confirmed new dates of 15-16 June 2020, again in Seoul.
The International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG13) takes place in Braunschweig, Germany on 23-26 June 2020, offering experts from science and industry an important platform to discuss future trends, new technologies and the latest developments and applications in the field of glass and plastic coatings.
Over half of the available spaces for Glass Technology Services’ packaging and homeware workshop have been taken ahead of its inaugural session on 11 March. Designed for customers and colleagues working across the food, drink and retail sectors, the free-to-attend workshop will give delegates the tools and knowledge to enable their businesses to work with glass packaging and homeware more effectively.
Ardagh Group has received ‘leadership class’ ratings from the Carbon Disclosure Project for climate change (A-) and for supplier engagement (A). The group’s efforts for water security have been rated as ‘management class’ (B). CDP, a global environmental impact group, drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Ardagh has worked with the organisation since 2011.