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Recognition for sustainability and business excellence

Recognition for sustainability and business excellence

Two member companies of the Vetropack Group have received national recognition for their efforts in the areas of business excellence and sustainability in recent weeks.

Vetropack Nemšová takes sustainability to the heart of its business and this has been recognised at a national level. The factory in Slovakia was confirmed as an investor of the year for 2020 by the magazine Trend, with an award presented to Boris Sluka, General Manager. 

Investments in new furnaces and production lines in the last two years have brought not only an increase in furnace capacity but important energy savings and thanks to the latest technology, a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Published: 
07/01/2021

Remote support success for South African furnace project

Remote support success for South African furnace project

Due to the different coronavirus restrictions in South Africa, SORG Group had little choice but to offer commissioning and tempering at Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd via remote support. 

With a reputation for innovative glass melting and conditioning technologies, SORG supplied a 175 tonnes/day 340S+ tandem forehearth to Africa’s largest glass container manufacturer, as well as a SCADA system for its Furnace C1 and two forehearths. 

Published: 
07/01/2021

Website achieves global recognition

Website achieves global recognition

Sisecam has received another prestigious global award, this time recognising the excellence of its corporate website. One of Turkey’s most well-established companies, The website was selected as the ‘Gold Winner’ in the Corporate & B2B category at the Horizon Interactive Awards.

Currently, www.sisecam.com supports 10 languages and is being further updated to bolster the global structure of Sisecam, which operates in 14 countries.

The revamped website includes special pages for each country, alongside special content enriched with infographics.

Published: 
07/01/2021

Improved forecast for heat treatment equipment business

Due to growing demand especially for heat treatment equipment, Glaston’s order intake for the fourth quarter is expected to exceed the level in the fourth quarter of 2019. In its outlook published in the third quarter 2020 interim report, the group estimated that fourth quarter orders will improve from the third quarter but remain below the previous year’s levels. Other parts of the outlook remain unchanged.

Glaston will publish its fourth quarter financials and market and financial outlook for 2021 in the Financial Statement Bulletin on 9 February 2021.

Published: 
07/01/2021

Rising to the Covid-19 challenge in China

Rising to the Covid-19 challenge in China

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, SORG has continued to provide emergency support to customers around the world.

This includes two major projects in China where, despite many adversities and restrictions, the furnace specialist was able to carry out essential work for Qixia Changyu Glass and Huifeng Glass. 

SORG engineers were required to observe 14 days of quarantine under strict conditions and with various tests, before they were even allowed on-site. At Qixia, they started the assembly and tempering work on Furnace 6 in October.

Thanks to the high quality of the assembly, they were able to offer a remote support service, which worked well, until successful glass flow was achieved at the end of the month.

Published: 
23/12/2020

Antimicrobial glassware production initiated in Turkey

Antimicrobial glassware production initiated in Turkey

Sisecam has completed the approval and certification process from the Turkish Ministry of Health for its special V-Block coating technology that neutralises viruses and bacteria.

The company plans to commence mass production of glassware products treated with the technology at the start of 2021.

The technology neutralises viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces, to support the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The results of tests conducted by laboratories in Turkey authorised by the Ministry of Health have confirmed that the innovative technology is effective against many different viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus.

This technology will primarily be used on select glassware products in Sisecam’s beverage and tabletop products group.

Published: 
23/12/2020

Insulating glass lines ordered by leading Chinese glassmaker

Insulating glass lines ordered by leading Chinese glassmaker

Glaston Group has closed a deal for three insulating glass lines with one of the leading architectural glass suppliers in China, CSG Holding Ltd.

The total order, valued at close to €2.5 million, includes insulating glass manufacturing equipment from Glaston’s technology centres in Germany and China. The lines will be delivered and installed during the second quarter of 2021.

Long-term customer CSG Holding has made a name for itself as one of the country’s leading glass suppliers.

Published: 
23/12/2020

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