Ceramic Industry News / Glass

NSG Group Reduces Float Capacity in Europe

May 24, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

The NSG Group recently informed employee representatives in its Architectural Glass Europe business that it plans to keep one of the two furnaces of its Gladbeck float plant in Germany out of operation until at least the end of the calendar year. The decision was reportedly made due to reduced demand across Europe in the company’s three main business sectors (solar energy, automotive and architectural products), as well as an overcapacity in the European glass industry.

Production at the Gladbeck float line was interrupted in mid-April for a planned cold repair. The refurbishment of the line is still under way but, due to the competitive environment in Europe, it was decided not to resume production until market demand recovers.

For additional information, visit www.nsg.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail innovative advanced ceramic and glass materials and technologies.

Podcasts

Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40