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Slovenian glassmaker receives more melt for its money

Slovenian glassmaker receives more melt for its money

Based in Slovenia, Steklarna Hrastnik is a premium and super premium glassmaker for spirits and perfumery packaging.

Wanting to increase the melting capacity of Furnace G to 120 tonnes/day of high quality soda lime flint glass, the manufacturer called upon Germany’s SORG Group for its support in glass melting and conditioning technologies. 

Existing space at the plant is very limited, so to meet the requirements for glass quality and production capacity, SORG’s calculated design strategically enlarged the melting surface from 39.5m² to 57m².

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23/12/2020

Looking for independent thinkers in the glass industry

Looking for independent thinkers in the glass industry

Glass Futures is supporting a UK Government initiative that is looking to learn from the glass industry leaders of tomorrow – today.

The ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries challenge is launching a Future Leaders’ Group and is looking to recruit an enthusiastic group of people in their early careers to provide guidance and help shape the £150 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The Future Leaders’ Group will provide the challenge team with a diverse range of current perspectives to enrich the overall ISCF thinking.

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23/12/2020

Glass sellers appointments

Glass sellers appointments

Colonel Bill Chesshyre has been installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London.

Other appointments include Barbara Beadman as Prime Warden, Maria Chanmugam (Chair of the Glass Committee) as Renter Warden and David Wilkinson as Master’s Assistant.

Despite Covid-19, I have thoroughly enjoyed my year” commented immediate past Master Richard Katz, who shared the role with overseeing significant progress in 2020 for Glass Futures’ proposed global centre of glass excellence in R&D, training and innovation. “It’s been a great honour to represent the Glass Sellers” Mr Katz added, also expressing gratitude for the support received from the Clerk, Paul Wenham.

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23/12/2020

Slovenian glassmaker reduces carbon footprint

Slovenian glassmaker reduces carbon footprint

Following the completion of a €26.2 million investment cycle earlier this year, Steklarna Hrastnik is planning two low carbon projects relating to its glass furnaces within the next five years.

These initiatives will enable the Slovenian glass packaging specialist to replace its consumption of fossil fuels with green energy by one third, increase its energy efficiency by 10% and reduce its CO2 footprint by a fifth by 2025.

Moreover, the transition to low carbon production will help to further develop the local environment in which Steklarna Hrastnik has been operating for 160 years.

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17/12/2020

Tableware investment completed in Turkey

Specialist soda lime glassware producer Akcam Cam Plastik Insaat San has recently commissioned a Falorni Tech melting furnace and plant expansion at the factory’s Pendik plant near Istanbul.

Akcam has worked closely with the Italian contractor for more than two decades, the latest project involving the supply of a medium size recuperative furnace, including the supply of steelwork and refractory assembly for the melter and working end.

According to Biagio Bifano, Technical Manager at Falorni Tech, the work has been challenging and inspiring at the same time because the customer wanted to reuse some existing equipment and because space availability in the factory limited design choices.

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17/12/2020

Transparent glass antennas tested to lower signal attenuation

Transparent glass antennas tested to lower signal attenuation

T-Mobile Czech Republic and AGC have successfully completed initial testing of WAVEATTOCH, an innovative antenna for mobile networks.

The antenna was designed for easy installation directly on glazed facades. Once installed, it helps to improve the quality of coverage and the capacity of mobile networks, including 5G, especially in historic city centres, where installing conventional antennas on the walls of houses is inappropriate.

Since it is made of glass and therefore transparent, the WAVEATTOCH antenna blends discretely into urban landscapes.

Meeting the capacity requirements of existing mobile networks and future 5G technologies, especially in densely populated areas, is a major challenge for operators.

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17/12/2020

Changes to board of directors

Following the sale by Horizon Investment Holdings of approximately 10% of its stake in Verallia to Brasil Warrant Administração de Bens e Empresas SA, Verallia’s Board of

Directors confirms that Claudia Scarico had resigned as a member of the Board of Directors and its Audit Committee.

The Board of Directors has decided the co-option of BW Gestão de Investimentos Ltda, represented by João Salles, to replace Claudia Scarico. BWGI’s mandate will expire at the end of a general shareholders’ meeting to be called in 2023 to approve the financial statements of the financial year ending 31 December 2022.

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17/12/2020

Austrian furnace order

Austrian furnace order

Germany’s HORN Glass has received an order for the cold repair of furnace two at the Stoelzle Glass Group’s Koflach plant in Austria.

This 93.75m² end-fired furnace serves six forehearths for the production of container glass.

In the future, the plant will produce 270 tonnes of flint glass per day.

The existing furnace will be enlarged and equipped with replacement heating equipment and safety control. Furthermore, it will be equipped with an advanced boosting system, an HVR 700F-2P batch charger and further furnace equipment.

www.hornglass.com

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17/12/2020

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