Cuban authorities have approved the joint-venture Italian-Cuban company Vidrio Mariel SA, which is to build a glass container plant in the Mariel Special Development Zone. When completed, the factory will have a production capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year, representing some 100,000 units.
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Owens-Illinois Inc has acquired a 49.7% interest in Empresas Comegua SA from Fabricación de Màquinas SA de CV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vitro SAB de CV. Empresas Comegua is the leading manufacturer of glass containers for the Central American and Caribbean markets. The business serves many of O-I's global strategic customers and various segments including food, soft drinks, beer, spirits and pharmaceuticals. Operations include two glass manufacturing facilities - one in Costa Rica and another in Guatemala.
Professor Alicia Durán has been elected President of the International Commission on Glass. The ICG is an association of scientists and technologists, research centres, universities and companies, whose main objective is to promote and stimulate understanding and co-operation in the fields of glass science and technology, as well as in glass history and art.
Vetropack has signed a preliminary purchase agreement to buy a plot of land in Boffalora sopra Ticino, Italy to construct a leading-edge glassworks. It will replace an existing plant in Trezzano by the end of 2021. Approximately €200 million will be invested over the next three years.