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Sustainability focus

Ardagh’s Chief Procurement Officer, John Sadlier has been named as the group’s Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting to Shaun Murphy, Group COO. Assuming responsibility for managing all aspects of the sustainability agenda, Mr Sadlier will ensure that sustainability is at the core of all group activities.

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19/12/2019

Smart manufacturing recognition

Spain’s Secretary of State for Digital Advancement recently hosted an awards ceremony in Madrid for this year’s enerTIC Awards. Vidrala was selected as the winner in the Smart Manufacturing category for its energy efficiency management system, integrated with the rest of the company's processes, reaching maturity levels in the period 2013-2023.

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19/12/2019

CFO transition at tableware specialist

Tableware specialist Libbey Inc has confirmed the appointment of Juan Amezquita as the company's Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 13 January 2020. Mr Amezquita will lead Libbey's global finance, accounting and treasury teams.

He succeeds James C Burmeister, who has served as Libbey's CFO since March 2017. Mr Burmeister will remain at Libbey and will continue to serve as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, with primary responsibility for the company's manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and information technology operations.

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19/12/2019

Indian batch plant upgrade

ZIPPE Industrieanlagen GmbH has been awarded a contract by the Tubing Division at Schott Glass India to upgrade an existing batch plant in Baruch. The batch house was originally installed by ZIPPE in 2000 but will now be enlarged by two additional sand silos, including advanced silo feeding, measuring and weighing, as well as transport.

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19/12/2019

Bending and tempering line orders

Glaston has received an order for a latest generation HTBS line for bending and tempering of large size automotive glasses from Turkey’s Ortakci Glass Inc. In a separate announcement, Glaston’s Emerging Technologies has confirmed receipt of an order for bending and tempering equipment for complex shapes from a USA-based customer within the transport and aviation industry.

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19/12/2019

International inspection solutions sales appointment

IRIS Inspection machines has expanded its international sales team, appointing Armando Brusamolino as Area Sales Manager. Mr Brusamolino (pictured) brings extensive experience and expertise in export businesses, having successfully developed sales opportunities for leading suppliers of environmental, laboratory and pharmaceutical control and analysis technologies in the B2B arena for more than two decades.

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19/12/2019

Recyclers federation joins ‘Close the Glass Loop’ platform

FERVER – the European Federation of Glass Recyclers – has joined the ‘Close the Glass Loop industry stewardship programme for glass packaging, recently kicked off by FEVE.

A major target of the platform is to reach a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90%. Another is to ensure that the recycled material is reused again into a new production loop of glass containers.

Published: 
12/12/2019

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