Before the end of 2019, the Caspian float glass plant will supply $5 million worth of products to Vitech Group’s Uzbek subsidiary Kommet Pro, which is engaged in the production of household appliances under the brand name VITECH. The company decided to purchase clear flat glass in connection with the launch of a glass processing plant for its own production.
Sisecam Group recently hosted leading names from the global glass industry at its 33rd Annual Glass Symposium, attracting 525 glass professionals to discuss the industry’s future and new technologies. Vice Chairman and CEO Professor Ahmet Kırman drew attention to the rapid development of the functions and the use of glass products in his opening speech. “Scientists and industrialists who work continuously to expand the boundaries of the glass industry state that this century will be the age of glass” he said.
Anheuser-Busch InBev will invest $250,000 in Closed Loop Fund projects to improve glass recycling capabilities, in order to make further progress towards the company’s 2025
sustainability goals. The Closed Loop Fund is a social investment fund that supports comprehensive recycling programmes across the USA, with the aim of accelerating the development of circular supply chains.
This investment will help fund three glass recycling projects in Texas, the first of which will be announced in early 2019.
Organised by British Glass, this year’s Glass Focus Awards were presented at a ceremony in Sheffield on 22 November. Winners included Nippon Electric Glass Fiber UK (Company of the year), Owens-Illinois (Design of the year), Pilkington UK (Innovative solutions), Ardagh Group (Sustainable practice), O-I’s Gareth Owen (Apprentice of the year) and Saint-Gobain Glass UK (Strengthening business through people).
NSG Group has received a gold rating from EcoVadis, a global organisation for evaluating corporate social responsibility performance. The CSR evaluation criteria by EcoVadis, including environment, labour practices and human rights, fair business practice and sustainable procurement, has also been in use by corporations for weighing sustainability of their business partners.
The European Container Glass Federation, FEVE has joined forces with international recycling sector-related bodies to agree an ambitious and comparable measurement point for glass recycling. Together with FERVER (the association of glass recycling companies in Europe), EXPRA (the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance) and EuRIC (representative body for recycling federations from 20 EU and EFTA countries), FEVE is committed to increasing the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain through separate collection, quality recycling and closed loop manufacturing of glass.
On 4 December 2018, British Glass will bring together glass manufacturers, equipment suppliers and industry experts to discuss future energy options for glass melting. The seminar will combine a series of short presentations and discussions focused on the future low carbon energy mix in the UK and the current and future melting technology the glass industry will need to adopt in order to meet the 2050 decarbonisation goal.
O-I received the ‘Best Bottle in Glass’ award at the World Beverage Innovation Awards during Brau Beviale exhibition. The World Beverage Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation of brands, products and suppliers across every category of the global beverage industry Unveiled this September, O-I : EXPRESSIONS allows brands to turn their glass packaging into a canvas through digital printing, responding to growing customer demand for late-stage differentiation.