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Comparable measurement agreed for glass recycling

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.

British Glass to host energy options seminar

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.

World Beverage Innovation Award recognition

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.

NSG plans USA float plant investment

NSG Group has selected the location for a float glass production facility in the USA. The Troy Township plant in Ohio will support the group’s plan to expand production capacity of online TCO (transparent conductive oxide) coated glass to support the growing solar market.

Construction will begin in early 2019, with the plant expected to be operational in the second half of 2020.