Arglass Yamamura LLC is to invest $123 million to build its first glass container manufacturing plant in Valdosta, Georgia, creating more than 150 jobs.
Glass Futures, the multi-million pound research centre that will shape the way forward for the industry over the next century, has been announced as the headline sponsor for the annual Glass Focus Conference and Awards. The not-for-profit company will take top billing on 21 November at the Mercure Hotel, Sheffield, drawing the following comment from British Glass CEO Dave Dalton: “We’re delighted to have Glass Futures joining us at this year’s event and we believe they’re the perfect partner for Glass Focus.
American Glass Research has published a book entitled ‘Color Atlas of Glass Container Defects’. Authored by Senior Scientists Dr Brandon Aldinger and Peter de Haan, the book is a photographic guide for manufacturers, fillers and trade suppliers that can assist in quickly identifying defects and their sources.
Sisecam Flat Glass has launched its silver, grey, green, bronze and blue coloured reflective solar control glass materials in the Indian market under the Sisecam Tentesol brand name. The Turkish flat glass market leader strengthened its presence in India by acquiring its 50%-owned local affiliate last year.
Employees from 13 countries and three continents proposed an impressive 158 different projects for this year’s ‘Sisecam Stars Parade’ awards. Proposals covered such disciplines as production, energy efficiency, quality, innovation and technology. Of these, 28 projects were recognised, while 13 employees received special awards. In addition, nine production facilities were recognised in the ‘occupational health and safety’ category.