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German Packaging Award success

Heinz-Glas has won a German Packaging Award in the sustainability category for its innovative ‘Victor Lightweight’ design concept. The standard ‘Victor’ bottle has a filling

volume of 100ml and a glass weight of 230g but as a lightweight bottle, it weighs only 75g with the same filling volume. This means that 67% of production resources, both raw materials and energy, can be saved.

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31/10/2019

Exploring environmental consequences of proposed Scottish deposit return scheme

Serious concerns are being raised over proposals to include glass bottles in the forthcoming Scottish deposit return scheme for drinks containers. Due to be introduced in Scotland following new legislation, the DRS is aimed at making it easier for everyone to recycle their used drinks containers. According to the latest statement from British Glass, however, waste and drinks industry experts say the inclusion of glass bottles in the scheme is a mistake and will lead to unintended environmental consequences.

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31/10/2019

Lagnieu modernisation commissioned

€24 million has been invested by Verallia France to rebuild and modernise one of two melting furnaces and associated production lines at its Lagnieu site. Located in eastern France in the Ain region, the glass container factory serves both craft and multi-national companies. The accompanying photograph shows Verallia management and dignitaries at a recently held opening ceremony.

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24/10/2019

Unbreakable claims for reusable glass bottle

A ‘kickstarter’ campaign is to be launched in the USA to crowdfund the ShatterSafe reusable glass bottle innovation. Designed as an alternative to reusable plastic bottles for on-the-go hot and cold beverages, the ShatterSafe bottle consists of a pure glass interior with an impact-resistant external plastic resin coating. The coating is described as BPA-free, phthalate-free and US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act compliant. Reportedly, the whole bottle can be recycled (if broken), as the coating would vapourise during remelting.

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24/10/2019

Capacity expansion plans for Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s Asl Oyna LLC is planning a series of major investment projects before 2022 that will result in further significant expansion of the company’s glass container production

capabilities. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, manufacturing capacity stands currently at more than 250 tonnes/day, thanks largely to the addition of a second production shop in 2017.

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24/10/2019

Owens Corning announces ambitious sustainability goals

Owens Corning has announced 2030 sustainability goals that are its most comprehensive and ambitious to date. These goals represent the company’s third set of long-term goals and are designed to expand the company’s business impact through sustainability, continuing its commitment to incorporate material environmental, social and economic initiatives into its global practices and operations.

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24/10/2019

GlassPrint 2019: One month to go!

Time is running out to register for GlassPrint 2019 and join an international audience of glass decorators, manufacturers, end users, OEMS, suppliers and brand owners at Europe’s only event dedicated to glass decoration on 27-28 November in Düsseldorf, Germany. Decoration is a key process in the manufacture of all types of glass and can add considerably more value to the end product. With limited space still available, GlassPrint 2019 could assist greatly with cutting production costs and making processes more efficient.

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24/10/2019

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