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Corporate name change announced

To further strengthen its international glass packaging brand, one of Europe’s leading glass container producers has decided to legally establish a coherent style of company names and turned Stölzle into Stoelzle. “Changing our company names was the next logical milestone on our way to be recognised as one strong global brand” Georg Feith, CEO explained. “All our sites and employees follow the same vision and dedicate their work to the same goal: To be your prestige glass partner.

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13/02/2020

Emissions reduction commitment accelerated

Specialist French glassmaker for the beauty industry, Verescence has committed to set a science-based Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reductions target by joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company will submit its target by the end 2022, in line with the latest climate science.

Four years after the Paris Agreement, adopted following COP 21, 798 private sector companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative. Verescence is the first glassmaker for luxury perfumery and cosmetics to commit.

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13/02/2020

Australian gas sales agreement

O-I has signed a gas supply agreement with Cooper Energy in Australia for the supply of one PJ per annum for two years. The gas is to be supplied from Cooper Energy’s equity share of production from its offshore Casino Henry operations in southern Australia, the agreement including an option for an extension of a further three years.

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13/02/2020

GIMAV Director named

Fabrizio Cattaneo (pictured) has been appointed Director of GIMAV, the association of Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, plant and systems, accessories and special products for glass processing. He replaces Laura Biason, who left the association at the end of 2019. Mr Cattaneo will assist the Board and GIMAV President, Michele Gusti in guiding the association in facing some significant future challenges and events.

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13/02/2020

AI project to accelerate flat glass development

AGC Glass Europe is collaborating with Citrine Informatics is to use artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of next generation glass. Citrine Informatics is a technology platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring materials to market faster and capture materials-enabled product value.

There is currently high global demand for optimising optical and mechanical properties for strong scratch and abrasion-resistant glass in the automotive and communication industries.

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06/02/2020

Driving forward operating performance at O-I

According to recently released financial results from O-I Glass Inc, full year net sales of $6.7 billion were achieved in 2019, compared to $6.9 billion in 2018. “O-I’s 2019 earnings were in line with our most recent guidance and cash flows exceeded expectations” commented Andres Lopez, CEO. “We made significant progress during the second half of the year, ending on a positive note, despite a very challenging start to 2019.”

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06/02/2020

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