Glass packaging entrant joins US trade organisation
Arglass Yamamura is one of two new members at the Glass Packaging Institute in the USA, together with recycling specialist Ripple Glass, who has rejoined the organisation.
Both companies are important to the glass recycling and manufacturing industries across the USA’s south east and midwest.
Arglass Yamamura is a glass container manufacturer headquartered in Valdosta, Georgia. Construction began in 2019 on what will be the first new US glass container plant in nearly 20 years.
The Arglass plant will serve food and beverage customer markets in the south east, with furnace operations and bottle production scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Ripple Glass of Kansas City, Missouri, is an innovative glass recycler and processor serving midwest container and glassfibre markets.
“Arglass Yamamura is honoured to become a new member of GPI” founder and CEO Jose de Arozamena confirmed. “As a new glass container manufacturing company, our goal is to help glass become the preferred packaging material for those producers and consumers that need a flexible, efficient and sustainable solution for their glass container packaging. We look forward to working together with GPI in promoting glass as the preferred packaging material for those consumers looking for a safe, attractive, dynamic and sustainable packaging material.”