Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Myanmar container plant plans

Leading energy drinks producer Osotspa has announced plans for a greenfield glass container manufacturing project in Myanmar. The owner of Siam Glass Industry Co Ltd in Thailand, Osotspa has established the joint venture beverage initiative with Loi Hein Co Ltd, Myanmar’s largest drinking water and beverage business.

Published: 
21/11/2019

World Quality Day celebrated by European operations

AGC Automotive Europe recently celebrated World Quality Day at all European production sites and head office on 14 November. The day is designed to recognise the contributions of quality professionals across the globe. It represented an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the AGC team and organisation. More than 3500 staff members attended the event in no fewer than 12 locations.

Published: 
21/11/2019

Furnace repair support for Kioo Glass

The leading glass container manufacturer in East and Central Africa, Kioo Glass recently completed a planned major rebuild on one of its furnaces. The company was able to plan its scheduled rebuild timing more accurately by using SmartMelter monitoring. When the furnace was drained, the conclusions in the report were confirmed.

An audit was performed on the furnace in March 2019, with support provided from the SmartMelter team both remotely and on-site. The audit was followed by a detailed report and presentation of the findings by the team.

Published: 
21/11/2019

CSR Initiative of the Year recognition for Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group’s work with Leeds Rhinos Foundation, to help rehabilitate prisoners, has won the UK Packaging Award for ‘CSR Initiative of the Year’. Ardagh's Doncaster production facility in the UK is part of Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s OnSide project, which develops prisoners in HMP Hatfield through challenging activities and value-based lessons, demonstrating how to take positive steps forward.

Published: 
21/11/2019

Burgos modernisation completed

Verallia has inaugurated a €33 million investment at its Burgos plant in Spain. Following reconstruction, the furnace is now one of the largest in Europe. By combining the capacities of its two furnaces, the plant now produces 600 million glass bottles each year, mainly for wine and spirits.

As well as increasing production capacity by 40,000 bottles, the latest investment makes the factory more flexible. The seven production lines are capable of simultaneously manufacturing up to eight different models, standard or customised.

Published: 
14/11/2019

In-train dynamic signage innovation

AGC Inc and BiZright Technology Inc have jointly launched ‘dynamic vehicle screens’, which have been installed on Saitama Rapid Railway trains in Japan using AGC-developed infoverre product.

This marks the product’s world debut as in-train signage, with a total of 480 units installed across 60 of Saitama Rapid Railway's train interiors.

infoverre is a glass signage product that uses a special optical resin and lamination technology developed by AGC to attach a display monitor directly onto glass.

Published: 
14/11/2019

Household glassware furnace rebuild successfully delayed

USA-based Anchor Hocking has used SmartMelter technology to safely delay a scheduled repair on its furnace in Monaca, PA. The data from SmartMelter monitoring allowed the company to dedicate resources to other projects by operating the furnace 11 months longer than initially planned. When the furnace was drained for repairs, data from the SmartMelter report was validated.

Published: 
14/11/2019

Pages