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    Warnings of global shortfall in laminate supply

    Warnings have been issued of ‘severe and immediate disruption’ to the global supply of laminates, leading to likely shortages this summer. The message came from glass merchanting business Mackenzie Glass, which said major disruption to...

    Saint-Gobain assures long-term UK supply with £30m Eggborough rebuild

    Saint-Gobain Glass this week began work on £30m rebuild of its Eggborough manufacturing unit, including a new float glass furnace, which it says will secure the long-term supply of its glass products in the...

    Video explains Covid-reducing power of photocatalytic glass

    AGC Glass Europe had published a video to support research findings that Covid-19 viral particles stay active for a shorter time on Planibel Easy coated glass that has been exposed to daylight than on...

    TuffX grows again

    Safety glass manufacturer TuffX has expanded its Knowsley factory by 10,000sqft, bringing it to a total of 80,000sqft The expansion, via possession of an adjoining unit, is the manufacturer’s second in recent months after last...

    Pilkington to close Birmingham merchanting site

    NSG Group has announced it is to close its Pilkington merchanting site in Birmingham. The site, one of 11 in the UK run by the company’s architectural glass operation, is due to close later this...

    Pilkington launches bird-friendly Avisafe to UK

    A coated glass designed specifically to stop birds flying into windows and façades, has been launched onto the UK market by Pilkington following successful trials at a Lancashire bird reserve. Pilkington AviSafe features a UV...

    £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...