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Absolut Launches New Limited-Edition

Absolut Launches New Limited-Edition

Absolut Voices makes waves with a unique bottle design with illustrations of expanding soundwaves on a bottle containing 80% recycled glass.

The new release is a celebration of the wavemakers and the trailblazers of the world.

It is a powerful reminder of how bringing people from all walks of life closer can empower simple ideas of love, unity, celebrations and togetherness, to become something grander beyond their closest circles.

Looking through the sapphire blue glass, the premium spirit within is waiting to be unbottled, in which every ingredient is sourced from southern Sweden.

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07/10/2021

2021 Glass Focus Awards announce venue

2021 Glass Focus Awards announce venue

The British Glass are holding the Glass Focus Awards in-person on 18 November 2021 in Manchester.

After a year online there’s a chance to meet up and celebrate the best of the glass industry at the Brooklyn Heights Suite, The Brooklyn Hotel, Manchester, for an evening of celebration from 7pm.

Tickets are now on sale and include a seat at the black-tie awards evening, an arrival drink, three course meal and half a bottle of wine as well as after dinner entertainment.

www.britglass.org.uk

Image: Glass Focus Awards gets back to a venue like 2019

Published: 
07/10/2021

Perfume Gun, Editions Frédéric Malle by Stoelzle Masnières is Jury's Favourite

Perfume Gun, Editions Frédéric Malle by Stoelzle Masnières is Jury's Favourite

The winners of the Formes de Luxe Award 2021 were announced on September 28 during Luxe Pack Monaco. Perfume Gun, a unique collection of home fragrance guns, was honoured as the Jury’s favourite. Frédéric Malle designed a perfume gun, whose shape is a mix of functionality, innovation and humour.

Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie is proud of its first collaboration with the Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle teams.

It was the first bottle treated with the innovative powder coating technique Quali Glass Coat 2.0, which was now rewarded by the Formes de Luxe jury.

Applied to amber bottles, commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, the 40µm powder coating gives a perfectly smooth surface with a beautiful high-end matt finish.

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07/10/2021

Guardian Glass expands capacity and boosts energy-saving at Goole

Guardian Glass expands capacity and boosts energy-saving at Goole

Guardian Glass is investing significantly in its Goole, East Yorkshire float glass production plant to increase the company’s ability to supply float glass, primarily to the UK and Ireland, while also improving the plant’s energy efficiency.

The cold tank repair, which began in April and will be completed this month, will rebuild the furnace with one of the most advanced technologies available, and expand the melting capacity by 20% to 825 tonnes per day.

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07/10/2021

Gerresheimer website adds Chinese language

Gerresheimer website adds Chinese language

Gerresheimer's website is now also available in Chinese reflecting significant growth in demand for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and drug delivery devices.

With six production sites in China, the company wants to make it easier for its Chinese customers to access information.

"Our new corporate website is our window to increase Gerresheimer's visibility in China. The local language allows our customers to quickly and easily access information about our solutions, products and services," says Isaac Yu, General Manager for Gerresheimer China. "The new platform will strengthen customer relationships thanks to the speed and availability of all relevant information."

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07/10/2021

MAGMA drives O-I Glass expansion

MAGMA drives O-I Glass expansion

O-I Glass has unveiled plans for global investments of up to $680 million that could add 700,000 tons of extra glass packaging capacity.

The company plans to focus on expanding premium products in its franchise-leading position in Latin America and high value spirits in the US and UK.

This investment is about taking bold action as we transform the company and pivot to meet the evolving requirements of the packaging market. We are embracing and executing change. Our investment in the innovative MAGMA solution represents a major leap that will accelerate O-I’s transformation,” said Andres Lopez, CEO of O-I Glass. 

Published: 
30/09/2021

SORG rebuilds AFICO furnace during pandemic

SORG rebuilds AFICO furnace during pandemic

Saudi-based C-glass fibre manufacturer AFICO called upon their original furnace builder, SORG, to rebuild their 38m² S-Melter.

Through the great working relationship and considerate collaboration the rebuild was managed and delivered on time and in full despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

A spokesperson for SORG said, “The quarantine was a huge challenge because travel restrictions changed daily but we managed to complete the project (glass-to-glass) ahead of time – one day before the initially planned commissioning date.”

In cooperation with AFICO and our specialists, the condition of the system was checked at regular intervals and steps were considered to keep the system alive until entry was possible again.

Published: 
30/09/2021

Absolut Movement wins at World Beverage Innovation Awards

Absolut Movement wins at World Beverage Innovation Awards

The Absolut Movement special edition bottle, manufactured by Ardagh Glass Packaging, was the outright winner in the Best Bottle in Glass category at the 2021 World Beverage Innovation Awards, scoring top place by all nine judges for its ‘Dynamic, stylish design, aiming to highlight important themes’.

Based on an original concept by Frankenstein Design, the frosted blue glass bottle features an upward spiral design of 16 swirls, which symbolise people coming together in the spirit of inclusivity and collective progression.

Published: 
30/09/2021

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