Guardian Glass Europe has attained Bronze level Cradle to Cradle certification for float, coated and laminated glass products manufactured at eight of its European plants. The standard is a globally-recognised methodology used to constantly evaluate the sustainable attributes of products and a tool for the glass industry’s response to the circular economy challenge.
Gerresheimer has reinforced its leading position in the manufacture of pharmaceutical containers made from type II glass by introducing innovative furnace technology, expanding its cleanroom and introducing automation and digitalisation to its testing and packing lines in Essen, Germany. Two hardening and tempering methods allow extremely small injection bottles to be produced, as well as typical infusion bottles with larger volumes. Guaranteeing the quality and hydrolytic resistance of the type II glass is the top priority.
USA-based glass packaging manufacturer, Anchor Glass Container Corp has selected Fives to undertake its latest forehearth system reconstruction project in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The project includes design, engineering and key equipment supply, as well as supervision of the installation and commissioning for a complete Prium BH-F forehearth system.
Fives previously worked with Anchor in 2018, designing and supplying Prium foreheath technology for the glassmaker’s Elmira factory in New York.
Ardagh Group, Glass - North America has unveiled six sophisticated glass wine bottle designs. An expansion of the company’s extensive portfolio, the latest designs include three texture options, one 375ml Claret style bottle with a Stelvin finish, one 375ml Claret style bottle with a cork finish and one 375ml Burgundy style bottle with a Stelvin finish.
Increasingly tight dimensional tolerances, dosage control and line rejection targets have led to a surge in demand for dimensional verification of glass packaging and components by leading experts in glass, Glass Technology Services. The UK-based
laboratories continue to expand their capabilities and capacity through strategic investments in staff and equipment to meet growing demands.
In fiscal year 2018/19, Schott AG increased sales by 5.1% to approximately EUR 2.2 billion. The operating result (EBIT), which now stands at EUR 275 million, also improved slightly. Consolidated net profit for the year amounted to EUR 206 million. The group’s precision materials, optical industries and home appliances businesses all contributed positively. Business with special glass tubing for pharmaceutical packaging produced particularly dynamic results. Elsewhere, a difficult situation in the automotive industry impacted the electronic packaging division’s performance.
Saint-Gobain has again been named as a member of the ‘Climate Change A List’, drawn up by CDP, a global non-profit organisation that identifies companies involved in the fight against climate change. The group was recognised for its actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the past year, mitigate climate risks and develop a low carbon economy. For example, Saint-Gobain has installed turbines in India and Italy to produce electricity from previously non-recovered energy. By the end of 2018, the organisation had reduced its CO2 emissions by 12% compared to 2010.
The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has selected Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO of Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. His term as Chairman began this January.