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Architectural glass business integration in Japan

AGC has concluded a memorandum of understanding with Central Glass concerning the integration of their architectural glass businesses in Japan. According to AGC, the local architectural glass business is facing demand structure changes associated with declining new housing starts and the dissemination of multi-layered glass. The business environment has continued to be sluggish, despite continued streamlining efforts and restructuring of the distribution system. As a result, drastic reform for the entire industry is considered necessary.

Published: 
12/12/2019

Seasonal overload threatens DRS viability if glass included

Waste industry experts in the UK are warning that facilities for returning glass bottles in retail stores will not be able to cope with the huge rise in numbers at peak times such as Christmas, Easter and during hot summers. With in-store reverse vending machines designed to accommodate just 60kg of glass (about 220 whole bottles), the size of facility is expected to be inadequate during seasonal peak times when consumption is high and volumes of glass bottles recycled can surge by up to 60%.

Published: 
12/12/2019

€35 million glass wool line commissioned in France

Saint-Gobain Isover has inaugurated a glass wool production line in Chemillé, near Angers, France, to meet growing insulation demand. The line has an annual production capacity of 30,000 tonnes and follows an investment of €35 million. Installed in a new building of almost 4500m2, the line is 220m long and includes an electric furnace that uses more than 40% recycled glass to produce the blowing glass wool.

Published: 
05/12/2019

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