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Emerging technologies business reorganised

Having announced its revised group structure with business areas Glaston Heat Treatment Technologies, Glaston Insulating Glass Technologies and Glaston Automotive and Emerging Technologies last January, Glaston Corp has confirmed that its Emerging Technologies operations will be reorganised and become part of the regional sales structure in January 2021.

Sasu Koivumäki, Chief Sales Officer will take the responsibility for the Emerging Technologies business, which continues to be an integral part of Glaston's growth strategy. Robert Prange, currently SVP Automotive & Emerging Technologies will be leading the Glaston Automotive & Display Technologies business area.

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17/12/2020

Glass recycling resources join forces

Glass recycling resources join forces

British Glass has joined forces with WRAP and Recycle Now to launch a set of glass recycling resources aimed at local authorities.

Created by British Glass and design agency Glue Creatve, the resources are available to download for free from the WRAP resource library and include social media graphics, leaflets and a guidance document on how best to utilise the pack.

The resources are designed to promote the benefits of and encourage an increase in recycling glass bottles and jars across the UK, whether a council has kerbside collection or bring sites.

www.britglass.org.uk

Published: 
17/12/2020

Global collaboration search for sustainable tech innovators

Global collaboration search for sustainable tech innovators

As part of Diageo’s recently announced Society 2030: Spirit of Progress sustainability action plan, the maker of Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Smirnoff is offering innovators across the globe the chance to collaborate on developing the next generation of technology that will address sustainability challenges within the company’s supply chain.

The Diageo Sustainable Solutions programme gives innovators the opportunity to submit ideas for a number of key ‘challenges’ set by the drinks maker, the first round of which is now open in the areas of energy, water, packaging circularity (glass bottles) and agriculture.

Published: 
10/12/2020

Pharma glass inner surface treatment innovation

Pharma glass inner surface treatment innovation

In line with its pharma approach and to better serve client needs, Stoelzle Pharma – Health and Safety has broadened its pharma primary packaging portfolio from type III soda-lime glass to type II glass containers with a surface inner treatment for higher hydrolytic resistance for acidic and neutral aqueous parenteral or non-parenteral preparations.

Via this technical breakthrough, Stoelzle aims to overcome such disadvantages as imprecise dosing or handling with toxic components and difficulties encountered with smaller size containers.

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10/12/2020

Sustainability committee to enhance CSR functions at Japanese glassmaker

The recently announced AGC Sustainability Committee will enhance the functions of the current CSR Committee chaired by the Group CEO.

The AGC Group established its CSR Committee in 2005 to formulate policies for CSR and sustainability initiatives,

including those for the environment and society and to address various issues.

In January 2018, the SDGs Division was established within AGC’s Corporate Planning General Division to further strengthen the group’s initiatives in sustainability management, as well as to enhance the group’s information disclosure through the AGC integrated report.

Published: 
10/12/2020

On the path to sustainable profitable growth

Gerresheimer recently unveiled its formula G strategy process and levers for sustainable, profitable growth, describing its high value solutions, investment plans, innovation and digitalisation strategy, as well as its ambitious sustainability goals. “We are transforming Gerresheimer into a growth value ass an innovation leader and solution provider” explained Dietmar Siemssen, CEO of Gerresheimer AG. “Within our strategic process formula G, we have set ambitious targets. With the right mindset for growth and by mobilising the entire company, we will achieve the targets.”

Published: 
10/12/2020

Boosting scraper efficiency

Boosting scraper efficiency

Germany’s ZIPPE has been active in the field of internal cullet recycling and the supply of scraper conveyors to the international glass industry for many years.

Reducing wear and minimising the proportion of fine material are assisting customers to avoid their scraping conveyors from running for longer than needed, due to changing production conditions. This situation causes unnecessary energy costs and excessive wear. To overcome these issues, ZIPPE has developed the innovative ZMART scraper control system.

Depending on gob weights and number of gobs, this intelligent control module decides if and how fast the scraping conveyor operates. Furthermore, the required operation time is individually calculated and minimised.

Published: 
10/12/2020

Specialty glass manufacturer looks to be climate neutral by 2030

Specialty glass manufacturer looks to be climate neutral by 2030

Specialty glass group Schott is preparing to face up to the challenges of climate change. With its ‘Zero Carbon’ strategy project, Schott is heralding the next era in its environmental and climate management. “Pioneering spirit, long-term thinking and responsible action have been deeply rooted in our DNA since the days of our founding” explains Dr Frank Heinricht, Chairman of the Board of Management. “We are guided by these principles when it comes to this great challenge as well.

Published: 
03/12/2020

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