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    £54m sustainable glass excellence centre goes to planners

    A proposed £54million Global Centre of Excellence for glass research has taken a step nearer to becoming reality with the submission of a formal planning application for the 160,000 sqft St Helens site. The Centre...

    Cornwall goes large with £6million investment plan

    Cornwall Glass Manufacturing aims to more than triple the size of its Highbridge IGU and glass processing operation to £55,000sqft as part of a three-year £6million investment programme that will enable large glass sizes...

    Further shipping increases ahead, glass processors warned

    Glass processors and IGU manufacturers have been warned to prepare now for increased prices and lower availability of product caused by the global shortage of shipping containers amid reports of price increases of as...

    ‘UK’s biggest’ stock glass depot opened by Glassolutions

    A new £1million stock glass distribution centre said to be UK’s largest at 40,000 sqft has been opened in Elland, West Yorkshire. The Glassolutions Northern Hub replaces the group’s former premises in nearby Huddersfield and...

    Glass futures appoints first Excellence site leaders

    Glass Futures has begun recruiting director and other senior roles for its proposed £54million Global Centre of Excellence research, development and training facility to be built at St Helens on Merseyside. Key managerial roles including...

    Choice of glass could save a third of energy – report

    UK buildings could cut nearly a third of their energy consumption by 2030 by choosing the right types of glass, according to the latest research commissioned by Glass for Europe, and as more than...

    Two thirds love light in the home – survey

    Natural light is the most sought-after feature in UK residents’ wishes for a ‘perfect home’ according to new research by Pilkington United Kingdom. While almost two thirds (64%) citied natural light as being ‘very important’...

    Govt adds £15m to Glass Futures excellence centre plan

    Plans for a Glass Futures Global Centre of Excellence in glass research have received a further boost with a £15million investment from central government as part of UK Research and Innovation Transforming Foundation Industries...

    ‘World’s first’ antimicrobial glass set to launch with third-party verification

    Pilkington owner NSG Group is claiming a world first in glazing with SaniTise, an on-line coated glass with a photocatalytic coating, that provides antimicrobial properties, and is now poised to launch the product following...

    Guardian and Eastman introduce UltraClear LamiGlass Neutral

    Guardian Glass and Eastman are jointly announcing Eastman’s new Saflex Crystal Clear PVB interlayer, which is said to produce one of the most colour neutral, brilliant laminated low-iron glass products available today – Guardian...