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Dossier Taking stock in the glass industry: crisis, innovation & sustainability

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Taking stock in the glass industry: crisis, innovation & sustainability

In the world of luxury packaging, glass has long been king. In our monthly Dossier, we take an in-depth look at how the health crisis is impacting glassmakers, what could be put into place to boost the sector's profitability and what is in the works to make glass production more sustainable.

Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

As the health crisis continues to cripple the fragrance market, France’s luxury perfumery glassmakers are on the front lines. We spoke to executives from leading suppliers Pochet du Courval, Verescence, Stoelzle, Zignago Brosse and[…]

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Verallia lightweights Crus de France champagne bottle

Verallia lightweights Crus de France champagne bottle

French glassmaker Verallia has revamped its Crus de France bottle, part of its Selective Line by Verallia premium offering. The bottle is now 7% lighter, with a 27g reduction in carbon footprint at production. Verallia is continuing to add to[…]

02/18/2021 |
FEVE & European glassmakers embark on ambitious electric furnace project

FEVE & European glassmakers embark on ambitious electric furnace project

In a bid to work towards carbon neutrality for the glassmaking industry, European glass federation FEVE and select member companies are developing the Furnace of the Future, described as the world’s first large-scale hybrid oxy-fuel*[…]

03/18/2020 | SpiritsGlass
From the Editor’s Desk: French beauty industry voices support for local glassmakers, but at what cost?

From the Editor’s Desk: French beauty industry voices support for local glassmakers, but at what cost?

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Glass packaging trends part one: spotlight on sustainability

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Glass packaging trends part one: spotlight on sustainability

Recycled, lighter, refillable… Glassmakers are crafting bottles to be increasingly environmentally responsible. We highlight a few of the latest trends from luxury glassmakers sourced from the Spring issue of our sister publication Formes[…]

04/08/2020 | Videos
Glass packaging trends part two: focus on interiors, textures & digital solutions

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Glass packaging trends part two: focus on interiors, textures & digital solutions

In part two of our series on luxury glassmaking trends, we shine the spotlight on the latest developments in digital solutions, texture & premiumization and interior bottle decoration. Find out more in the Spring issue of our sister[…]

04/15/2020 | BottlesVideos
Groupe Pochet sets out roadmap for return to profitability

Groupe Pochet sets out roadmap for return to profitability

With the hard-hit premium fragrance market its core business, Groupe Pochet is set to see around a 30% drop in sales for 2020 as a result of the health crisis. A return to profitability and increased agility are two big goals for the French[…]

12/08/2020 |
Europe kicks off glass collection initiative Close the Glass Loop

Europe kicks off glass collection initiative Close the Glass Loop

Backed by a founding consortium of 12 glass industry players, Close the Glass Loop is aiming for 90% of glass in Europe to be collected for recyling purposes by 2030, versus 76% today. The stakeholders involved in the project, a[…]

07/06/2020 | TrendsRegulations