Two of Turkey’s leading industrial conglomerates, each with important glassmaking and raw materials production interests, have announced a partnership agreement to produce natural soda ash in the USA’s Green River, Wyoming area. Sisecam Group, already one of the world’s leading players in synthetic soda via its Soda Sanayii AS subsidiary, is to make the investment with Ciner Group, who maintains significant knowhow in natural soda production.
Two of the international glass container industry’s leading suppliers of inspection and process control technology have finalised a co-operation agreement. Specialist French supplier Ermi has become a Tiama entity, after Ermi encountered financial difficulties.
Bringing together the complementary skills of Tiama and Ermi is expected to guarantee the continuity of customer support, with Tiama taking over all sales activities.
Pilkington UK Ltd has invested more than £3 million to meet growing market demand for its Pilkington Planar structural glazing system. The glass manufacturer has acquired a state-of-the-art toughening furnace, an increased capability heat soak oven and a glass measuring device.
The Starpack Industry Awards panel is to present a gold award for engineering innovation to O-I: EXPRESSIONS, a service conceived to build brand engagement, consumer satisfaction and loyalty, as well as demonstrating premium value. Now in its 60th year, Starpack is the premier annual awards scheme recognising innovation in packaging design and technology. As well as a focus on design excellence, Starpack also recognises the challenges that have been overcome and developments in packaging creation.
The Glass Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (GMAPI) has issued a call for papers for the 43rd ASEAN Glass Conference to be staged in Mactan, Cebu on 14-17 October 2019.