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July/August 2014

July/August 2014

Welcome to the combined July/August issue of Glass International.

This month Jerry Lemieux, CEO of Bennu Glass, the new player in the US container glass market, talks to Glass International about the challenges involved in getting the company up and running, and how the company plans to pit itself against the established wine and beer bottle producers in the US market.  

Speaking of which, we also take a look at O-I’s recently opened Innovation Center in Ohio, and speak with Ludovic Valette, Global Vice President of R&D, about the technology and equipment used at the centre and the results produced so far.

Prof. Russell Hand, recently appointed President of the Society of Glass Technology in the UK, talks to Glass International about the group’s upcoming centenary and its plans for the future, and Colombian company Thor discusses its recent entry into the glass industry, as an addition to its high-precision manufacturing work in the Defence and Aeronautical sectors.

This month our technical focus is on handling, and we have features from Grenzebach on inspecting thin glass, and Heye on quad gob ware handling, as well as features on safety wear and dry lubrication – a technical solution for unstable packages.

On top of all this we have our usual round up of the latest industry news and events, including a review of this year’s Mir Stekla. This is accompanied by our regular Technical Topics and History columns, as well as contributions from British Glass and Abividro.

Cover image: Bucher Emhart Glass

July/August 2014 Contents

Recent News

A clear overview of glasstec 2014: Trend Compass and Industry Guide

To gain an overview of glasstec before it opens, the ‘Trendcompass’ at will be live from the beginning of September. 

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Ritec launches next generation ClearShield at glasstec

Ritec will launch its ClearShield Eco-System for glass renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance at this year’s glasstec exhibition.    

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Glass Technology Services joins ecorpStim consortium

Glass Technology Services (GTS) has joined the eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LCC (ecorpStim) clean shale stimulation research and development consortium.

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Henry F. Teichmann management changes

Bill Cairns, Director of Purchasing since September 2004, will be retiring from the position.  

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Recent Features

VDMA: Innovations at glasstec

According to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), some of the highlights on display at this year’s glasstec will include a diamond cutting head that reduces micro-cracks to a minimum, new systems to measure the tension of thin glass, and a machine concept for tempering of bottles. 

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Low energy grinding technology

UK milling technology company International Innovative Technologies (IIT) demonstrates how low energy grinding technology can convert glass waste into a commercial product.

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Evolution in IS-Machines

Dr. Benedikt Felgenhauer and Wilfried Seidensticker outline Heye’s SpeedLine technology.

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Harmonising standards for pharmaceutical glass

Margaret Flower reviews recent revision on pharmacopoeia standards for glass containers. 

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