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Beer bottles meet growing brewery demand

Beer bottles meet growing brewery demand

While bars, restaurants and pubs remain closed in many countries, growing beer sales via doorstep deliveries, online orders and retail sales have created increased demand for glass packaging. According to a survey by the Society of Independent Brewers, in the UK alone, beer sales have slumped by 82% since the start of lockdown but glassmakers like Beatson Clark have seen growing demand for their products.

The South Yorkshire company is concentrating on producing its 330ml amber 1907 beer bottle, which is considered ideal for local and international breweries.

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08/05/2020

€31 million state loan for household glassware specialist

€31 million state loan for household glassware specialist

Hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis and associated containment measures, the Arc Group has been granted a €31 million loan by the French Government. This direct aid comes from the Economic and Social Development Fund (FDES), which was raised to the tune of €1 billion due to the crisis and is dedicated to assisting medium-sized companies. The interest rate granted is less than 1%. 

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08/05/2020

Glass Focus Awards 2020 categories announced

Glass Focus Awards 2020 categories announced

On 12 November 2020, British Glass will award eight industry accolades, as well as the British Glass Company of the Year, at the annual Glass Focus event, which celebrates the UK glass industry’s successes and achievements.

New for the 2020 awards is the Rising Star category, an opportunity to honour young talent in the industry. This award will be open to any individual under the age of 30 engaged in a formal apprenticeship or graduate/training programme within the glass industry.

Another first time award, Marketing impact will recognise an exceptional marketing campaign in the field of glass or glass recycling. This could include services or product promotion, corporate advertising or a local authority awareness campaign.

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08/05/2020

Batch plant commissioned in Mexico

Batch plant commissioned in Mexico

EME has successfully commissioned a batch house for Mexican glass container manufacturer Industria Vidriera de Coahuila (IVC) at Piedras Negras. The project, EME’s second at the site since 2012, features an automatic cullet return system.

The installation supplies batch for furnace five and potentially for a planned sixth furnace, with a total capacity of 950 tonnes/day in flint and amber glass.

The EME design integrated economic concrete silos with a head house in steel. State-of-art equipment made by EME engineering and fabrication allows a high efficiency of the batch plant. Raw materials charging, weighing, mixing and batch transport is controlled from a dedicated control system.

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08/05/2020

Polish firm invests in latest insulating glass technology

Polish firm invests in latest insulating glass technology

For its latest production hall investment in Łomża, Uniglass Polska wanted a solution that in addition to increased capacity would enable a higher degree of automation in insulated glass manufacture. Glaston was selected to partner the Polish company for a series of investments at the site.  

For processing the facade units, the customer’s choice was the B’JUMBO insulating glass line, specially designed for manufacturing large-sized insulating glass units and facade elements. The line also contains automatic process steps for efficient and safe production.

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08/05/2020

Research project collaboration

Research project collaboration

Glass Futures is collaborating with the Materials Processing Institute and other industry and research partners as part of a research project to investigate methods of converting steelmaking slag  and glass waste into high grade road surfacing material.

Supported by a government grant awarded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, as part of the Transforming Foundation Industries initiative, the 12 month project will seek to increase the silica content of the slag, which is a by-product of basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS), to improve its quality and consistency and achieve a higher PSV classification, which would allow greater use on UK roads and reduce waste through reuse of the refined slag. 

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08/05/2020

Raw materials processing and glass recycling video conference

Raw materials processing and glass recycling video conference

Live video technology will be employed for the GlassTrend spring seminar on 27 and 28 May 2020. The conference focuses on how innovative raw materials and processing technologies can help the glass industry progress towards a more sustainable manufacturing process.

Knowledgeable glassmakers, raw materials producers and process engineers from all areas have been invited to provide insights to their latest innovations and to illustrate the positive impact of raw materials and processing technologies on glass production. The main themes covered include innovative raw materials and recycling and cullet processing techniques.

GlassTrend will use the Barco weConnect audio visual system to enable delegates to join the seminar remotely.

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05/05/2020

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