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JIC and PAI Partners negotiate sale of SGD Pharma

Private equity firm PAI Partners has made a binding offer for the acquisition of SGD Pharma from owners China Jianyin Investment Ltd. (JIC)

Headquartered in France, SGD Pharma employs 3200 people worldwide, with a network of five industry-reference plants located in France, Germany, China, and India.

It supplies Type I, II and III, moulded and tubular, amber and flint glass packaging to a wide range of customers including international pharma laboratories, generics manufacturers, CDMOs, biotechs, and wholesalers.

SGD Pharma is known in its industry for the quality of its products, its reliability and service levels, and its unique innovation capabilities.

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17/06/2021

GlassTrend webinar on International Year of Glass 2022

GlassTrend webinar on International Year of Glass 2022

On 24 June at 14:00 CET, GlassTrend will host an online session entitled ‘International Year of Glass 2022: A challenge and an opportunity for the glass world’.

Professor Alicia Durán, Chair of the International Year of Glass (IYOG) Steering Committee President of the ICG (International Commission on Glass), will provide a detailed update on the project before a question and answer session.

IYOG 2022 was approved by the United Nations last month and will celebrate the essential role glass has and will continue to have in society.

For more information and registration, visit: www.glasstrend.nl/events

Published: 
17/06/2021

IRIS and Heye at Carib Glassworks

IRIS and Heye at Carib Glassworks

IRIS inspection machines and Heye International have become allies at the cold end with WENSPECT and overcome a significant challenge for Carib Glassworks.

Located in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Carib produces both standard and custom-made containers in flint, green and amber for customers in the soft drinks, beer, food, alcohol and juice sectors.

In 2016, the glassworks doubled production capacity to 70,000 tons/year via the commissioning of a second melting furnace and three production lines. Heye equipped one furnace with IS machines and carousel machines for the cold end.

IRIS inspection machines delivered non-contact inspection solutions for five production lines.

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17/06/2021

Decarbonizing Is an Imperative

Decarbonizing Is an Imperative

In the face of climate change, Saverglass sees decarbonizing the company’s activities as a necessity.

This important issue, which has been with us for a long time, is being deployed in its strategic and operational dimensions.

A decades long carbon assessment saw an 11% reduction in our CO2 emissions by 2019.

This laid the foundation for an ambitious roadmap that should lead to carbon neutrality.

An exhaustive study incorporating all the levers (mature and accessible technological solutions and, at the same time, more forward-looking R&D projects) were laid out with the help from Carbone 4, a benchmark for energy transition.

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17/06/2021

SGD Pharma speeds up time to market for moulded glass vials

SGD Pharma speeds up time to market for moulded glass vials

The 20ml EasyLyo molded glass Type I vials made by SGD Pharma are now available Ready-to-Use (RTU) in SG EZ-fill Nest & Tub, an industry-recognized state-of-the-art secondary packaging format.

SGD Pharma was the first moulded glass manufacturer to offer RTU vials at an industrial scale for injectable drugs in 2019, and its partnership with Stevanato Group has enabled the company to be the first to market with 20ml EasyLyo moulded glass Type I vials in EZ-fill Nest & Tub.

RTU Type I moulded glass vials are delivered pre-sterilized in Nest & Tubs ready for automated fill and finish, skipping up-front washing and depyrogenation steps in an aseptic environment and allowing pharma companies to focus on core business activities to expedite product launches.

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17/06/2021

Consumers drive new ‘bowl’ design for Odenwald

Consumers drive new ‘bowl’ design for Odenwald

Ardagh Group has created a new shape for Odenwald’s family of fruit sauce jars in three different sizes: 212ml, 370ml and 720ml.

Driven by the consumer desire for easier access to the product within the jars, the new shape emulates a glass bowl, taking the jar profile lower and wider than the original design, with a generous opening.

The rounded angles and wide aperture, make it easy to use all of the product inside, avoiding any waste.

The Odenwald brand is debossed on the front and back of the jar, while a new leaf decoration conveys the quality of the product inside.

The result is a design that will look appealing on the dinner table as well as being highly functional.

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17/06/2021

AGC to sell US float lines to Cardinal

AGC to sell US float lines to Cardinal

AGC Inc. is selling its North American architectural glass business to Cardinal Glass Industries and reached an agreement to transfer, subject to the approval of the related authorities, at the earliest in July 2021.

Under the medium-term management policy AGC plus-2023 announced in February, the company has looked for improvements in the profitability and asset efficiency of its architectural glass business which have been designated as a priority issue.

Regarding the operations of the architectural glass business in North America, AGC has concluded that it will create further growth opportunities by transferring it to Cardinal who has business trading experience with AGC in the past and is expected to make the most effective use of AGC’s assets and personnel.

Published: 
15/06/2021

Glass Focus live event

Glass Focus live event

The 2021 Glass Focus Awards will be held in-person on 18 November 2021, at a venue to be confirmed by hosts British Glass.

Following the success of last year’s virtual awards the 2021 awards ceremony will see a return to a traditional awards format with dinner, dancing, and entertainment.

The 2020 awards saw a record number of entries and British Glass are looking forward to hearing about and celebrating the products, people, and initiatives the glass industry and supply chain have been working with since then.

Full awards categories will be revealed when entries open at the end of June and the deadline for submissions will be 22 September 2021.

Published: 
11/06/2021

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