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Glass Manufacturing

Advanced technology considered favourable in the glass industry

     3rd June 2016 Glass manufacturing requires special infrared thermometers for noncontact temperature measurement owing to its physical properties, says innovation leader Optris. 

Economic realities result in glass company closing doors

     3rd June 2016 Art glass manufacturer Spectrum Glass Company is preparing to close operations owing to hard business and economic realities.  

Glass complies with technology requirements

     3rd June 2016 Electrochromic glass technology supplier SageGlass ticks all technological boxes for the installation of a 13 000 square feet dynamic glass on the entire Western facade of the lavish Mystic Lake Center in the US.  

Glass recycling adds overall value increase

By: Sascha Solomons     3rd June 2016 Extending the focus of glass recycling adds value to consumers, communities, the industry and corporate South Africa, asserts glass recycling organisation The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC). “Glass is still one of the most preferred packaging forms amongst brand owners, especially among the more... 

Glass manufacturer reduces waste using recovery, reclamation process

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 Float and patterned-glass manufacturer PFG currently generates about 30% less waste for every 1 000 t that it melts, compared with the waste it generated seven years ago, owing to the manufacturer’s glass recovery and reclamation facility, says PFG sales director Bob van Schelt. The facility, in... 

Glass manufacturer reduces waste using recovery, reclamation process
COST, ENERGY SAVING It is more efficient to melt broken glass than the raw sand needed to create raw material mix when manufacturing glass

Interest in digitally printed glass increasing

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 Decorative splashbacks specialist and wall-cladding solutions supplier Cohesion Interiors says there has been increased interest in digitally printed glass over the past year, with the company’s EVAglass print technology making it possible to capture and print any image, graphic or pattern onto... 

Interest in digitally  printed glass increasing
GLASS APPLICATION Cohesion Interiors specialises in glass splashbacks and wall cladding for residential and commercial applications

New long glass fibres used to manufacture axial impellers

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 Denmark-based axial impellers developer Multi-Wing International A/S has been using chemical company BASF’s new long glass fibre-reinforced polyamide Ultramid Structure B3WG10 LFX material in the production of the hubs of its new mixed flow fans since January, when the product was introduced to... 

New long glass fibres used to manufacture  axial impellers
FIBRE-GLASS REINFORCEMENT BASF’s new long glass fibre-reinforced polyamide Ultramid Structure B3WG10 LFX is used in the production of mixed flow fan hubs

Sedimentation solution saves water, improves processed glass quality

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 Glass-manufacturing facilities tend to use a lot of water during processing, as fine glass dust mixes with water to form a sediment that needs to be cleaned out regularly. This is one of the biggest challenges that the industry has been facing because the process of cleaning out the water not... 

Sedimentation solution saves water, improves  processed glass quality
WATER-CLEANING MACHINE Bohle released its first sedimentor machine onto the South African market in 2008

Stained glass in modern architecture on the rise

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 The South African stained glass market is characterised by the realisation that stained glass can feature not only in traditional designs but also in more modern and appealing designs, says stained glass artist and stained glass design company Live Light Stained Glass owner Francois van der... 

Stained glass in modern architecture on the rise
NEW BOUNDARIES Stained glass artists are beginning to push new boundaries in glass design

Conference to highlight future of glass

     6th June 2014 International glass industry trade fair glasstec will again live up to its role as the leading international trade fair for the glass industry in 2014, says trade fair ground and organiser Messe Düsseldorf. The number of exhibitor registrations for the biennial event, which will take place in... 

Conference to highlight future of glass
Photo by Messe Dusseldorf
ART HANDLED WITH CARE Glass art will be on display at this year’s glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany

Glass manufacturer upgrades recycling facility

By: David Oliveira     6th June 2014 South Africa-based float and patterned glass manufacturer PFG, a division of the PG Group, is expanding its windshield recovery and reclamation facility in Springs, on the East Rand of Johannesburg. PFG sales director Bob van Schelt notes that the expansion will help the company recycle more... 

Glass manufacturer upgrades recycling facility
Photo by PFG
LINE UPGRADE PFG’s patterned glass line was upgraded and modernised to enable the production of low-iron patterned glass

Green Dialogues conference underlines glass-recycling success 

By: David Oliveira     6th June 2014 South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), held its inaugural Green Dialogues conference at the Holiday Inn, in Sandton, last month. The event was used as a springboard to launch TGRC’s rebranding and new logo and was attended by event... 

Green Dialogues  conference underlines glass-recycling success
The Glass Recycling Company CEO Shabeer Jhetam discusses the state of glass recycling in South Africa.
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