When leading South Korean beer and soju producer Hite Jinro rebuilds its Jinju glass container furnace in February 2020, the opportunity will also be taken to install some advanced production technology. This includes the acquisition of Socabelec swabbing robots on IS machines supplied by Bucher Emhart Glass.
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) continues to move forward, despite concerns from the UK glass industry and 16 supporting organisations that glass should be excluded.
Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, has laid draft regulations in the Scottish Parliament that will create the legal framework for Scotland’s DRS. The announcement comes shortly after British Glass and 16 supporting organisations issued an open letter to the environment secretary.
A replacement all-electric glass melting furnace is to be built next year at the Kleintettau glassworks of Heinz-Glas in Germany. The specialist flaconnage manufacturer is responding to changing market demands in terms of production technology.
The 43rd ASEAN Glass Conference organising committee has released a detailed technical programme for this year’s meeting. The event takes place in Mactan, Cebu in the Philippines on 14-17 October 2019.
Hosted by the Glass Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (GMAPI) and with Glass Worldwide as exclusive official journal, this year’s conference theme is ‘Glass: Inspiring New Frontiers of Development’. Provisionally, industry experts from the following leading international technology suppliers are scheduled to present on 16 October:
The USA’s Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) has announced its latest grant programme, to support student tours of glass manufacturing facilities. Applications are now being accepted from higher education institutions.