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UBV patterned glass factory to close

UBV, one of the largest producers of patterned glass in Brazil, is to close

Brazil has lost one of its largest producers of patterned glass – UBV – due to economic conditions and the local market situation.

União Brasileira de Vidros (UBV), one of the largest producers of patterned glass in Brazil, announced on 3 April that the factory is going to close. Sergio Minerbo, President of the company, sadly expressed that economic conditions and the local market situation have made this decision indispensable and therefore, they will not rebuild their furnace for another production cycle. The furnace with a production capacity of 240 tons/day, situated in Cidade Dutra of South of Sao Paulo therefore closed that day – 3 April.
At present, Brazil counts five flat glass producers: AGC, Cebrace, Guardian and Vivx for float glass, and Saint Gobain Glass which also produces patterned glass.

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