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Decoration innovation for perfumery and cosmetics

Decoration innovation for perfumery and cosmetics

Developed as a collaborative initiative between Tigital Coatings and Stoelzle Glass Group, Tigital is an eco-responsible decorative transfer for perfumery and cosmetics glass, composed of powder inks.

Featuring the same environmental characteristics as Quali Glass Coat 2.0 (QGC 2.0), it is applicable on all types of substrates (bare glass, lacquered and QGC 2.0).  

This decorative process can be applied on all ware shapes, especially cylindrical. It saves 85% CO2 compared to conventional screen printing, is completely solvent-free and allows users to decorate small batch production runs.

Source: stoelzle.com

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05/05/2020

Verallia Group General Counsel appointed

Verallia Group General Counsel appointed

Wendy Kool-Foulon has been named General Counsel of the Verallia Group. She succeeds Alice Mouty, who has decided to retire.

A French-Dutch national, Wendy Kool-Foulon (pictured) began her career working for two law firms (PriceWaterhouse and Salans), then joined IBM France in 2001 as a tax lawyer, before being appointed Head of Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions.

She joined Geodis in 2008 as Legal Director of the Supply Chain Division, then Tarkett in 2012 as Legal Director of the EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America Divisions. She was appointed General Counsel of the Tarkett Group in 2016.

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Published: 
05/05/2020

Student travel grants for 81st GPC

Student travel grants for 81st GPC

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council has announced student travel grants for the 81st Conference on Glass Problems, which is scheduled to take place in Columbus, Ohio on 26-30 October 2020.

Travel grants are available on a first come, first served basis, provided applicants meet eligibility requirements.

Air Products has provided a generous grant to fund the programme, which receives additional support from GMIC and RoMan Manufacturing.

As well as receiving complimentary conference registration and a reduced price for lodging, eligible students are awarded $500 grants to offset travel expenses. Students can also attend a plant tour of the O-I glass container plant in Zanesville, Ohio on 26 October.

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05/05/2020

Flat glass business activity adapted to safety requirements

Flat glass business activity adapted to safety requirements

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, AGC Glass Europe has drastically reduced its manufacturing and distribution activities, which are spread throughout Europe.

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, the company produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and solar power applications. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia and employs approximately 16,500 people.

The company emphasises that its main priority is to protect employees and other stakeholders and prevent the further spread of the virus, while continuing to provide service to customers wherever necessary and possible.

Published: 
01/05/2020

“Solid” first quarter results released by glass packaging specialist

“Solid” first quart results released by glass packaging specialist

O-I’s first quarter results are described by Andres Lopez, CEO as “solid”, with results benefitting from favourable process and mix, as well as good cost performance. “At the same time, shipment levels were slightly below (the same period) last year, reflecting the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the volume pressures have continued in April” he explained. “Consistent with our focus on cash generation, cash flows compared favourably to the same period in the prior year and liquidity was strong at the end of the first quarter.”

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01/05/2020

Float group’s operational status update

NSG has delayed the announcement of its consolidated financial results to 22 May, as the group continues to respond to the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic. According to an NSG statement, the organisation’s operational status remains fluid and changes daily, while emphasising there is no immediate issue with the supply of fuel and raw materials.

In the automotive business, operations have been adjusted to the level of vehicle production in each region. In anticipation of a volatile rebound of demand, the group is carefully preparing for a safe and flexible restart.

Published: 
01/05/2020

US plants certified for superior energy performance

US plants certified for superior energy performance

Three glass container plants operated in North America by Ardagh Group have been awarded Energy Star plant certifications for superior energy performance from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Ardagh’s three glass manufacturing facilities, located in Bridgeton (New Jersey), Dunkirk (Indiana) and Madera (California) have demonstrated best-in-class energy performance and perform within the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

This is the sixth consecutive year for Bridgeton, the seventh consecutive year for Madera and the eighth consecutive year for Dunkirk to be awarded plant certifications, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings.

Published: 
01/05/2020

Measuring the CO2 impact of glass packaging products

Measuring the CO2 impact of glass packaging products

Measurement of a product’s CO2 impact has been introduced this year to all quotations prepared by Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie in France.

On every quotation, one or more alternatives will be displayed to help customers to select the most eco-responsible solution.

SimaPro is a professional tool to collect, analyse and monitor the sustainability performance data of a company’s products and services.

The software can be used for a variety of applications, such as sustainability reporting, carbon and water footprinting, product design, generating environmental product declarations and determining key performance indicators.

Published: 
01/05/2020

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