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Covid-19 crisis impacts glass packaging sales volumes

Verallia expects a significant impact of the Covid-19 crisis on its activities in the second quarter of 2020, resulting in a sizeable drop in sales volumes.

However, the scale and complexity of this unprecedented health crisis, together with the uncertainties associated with the end of such a crisis, have not enabled the group to precisely quantify the impact on customers and its activities for 2020.

In order to address this situation, Verallia is implementing measures to vary costs, to follow very accurately cash and supply chain and proactively manage all investments.

Published: 
01/05/2020

Flat glass specialist cancels glasstec participation

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and consistent with its focus on the health and safety of its employees and preferred partners, Guardian Glass has decided not to participate at glasstec 2020 exhibition, scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany from 20 to 23 October 2020. Instead, the company says it will prioritise a swift and successful resumption of business, as well as the acceleration of its own digital transformation.

Published: 
01/05/2020

Virtual marketplace showcases latest innovations

Virtual marketplace showcases latest innovations

Following the recent event cancellations that have denied visitors and exhibitors the valuable opportunity of discovering the latest industry innovations, the Virtual Marketplace has been launched.

This innovative concept complements Glass Worldwide’s industry-acclaimed content and provide glassmakers and processors with a digital showcase of the latest technology on offer from an extensive selection of suppliers.

With more than 80 presentations currently featured, readers are invited to check back regularly for new entries and additional content that will be provided in the coming days.

www.glassworldwide.co.uk/virtual-marketplace

Published: 
01/05/2020

ISO 45001 accreditation achieved

ISO 45001 accreditation achieved

In early March, UK-based glass container specialist Allied Glass was audited by BSI to complete its migration to ISO 45001. This is the new worldwide standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It replaces the current OHSAS 18001 standard, which is being withdrawn.

This certification has been achieved a year before the March 2021 deadline to migrate from OHSAS 18001 and represents a significant achievement, reflecting the company’s commitment to health and safety and management system performance.

www.allied-glass.com

Published: 
28/04/2020

Brands urged to move back into glass packaging

Friends of Glass is calling on brand owners to switch back to glass packaging, after a recent survey of shoppers shows that their favourite brands have started using less glass.

Independent research carried out among more than 10,000 consumers across 13 European countries, reveals that people are buying more glass packaging than ever before, while half of all consumers are now buying more products in glass packaging than three years ago.

At the same time, nine in ten people would recommend glass as the best packaging material to friends and family, an 11% increase compared to 2016.

Published: 
24/04/2020

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