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June 2014

June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 issue of Glass International.

Gerresheimer's Vice President of Global Syringe Systems, Carlo Reato, talks exclusively to Glass International about the company's new production line at its Bünde, Germany site and some of the challenges involved in producing glass syringes.

O-I's new Global Vice President Research and Development, Ludovic Valette, discusses the company's new R&D centre in Ohio and the benefits it will bring to the group.

SABMiller's Stedrick Saayman exclusively discusses how the company is committed to sustainability practices throughout its supply chain and the way it adds value to local communities.

Our technical feature this month is on Forehearths. Sorg's Jürgen Grössler discusses 'Concepts for insulating wool (C-glass) forehearths', AGMS' Francois Deblock talks about 'How much energy savings can be expected on air-fuel forehearths' and John McMinn explains Forehearth Control and how to measure forehearth performance.

All this plus the usual round up of industry news as well as reviews of China Glass 2014 and the British Glass Focus Conference.

Front cover pic from Gerresheimer

June 2014 Contents

Recent News

Frigoglass to integrate manufacturing in Europe

The company will consolidate its production operations in Europe to improve cost competitiveness.

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Vitro sales up 2.2%

Vitro, the leading glass producer in Mexico, has released its unaudited results for the second quarter 2014. 

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Glass for Europe labels European Commission target ‘meaningless’

The European Commission has stated that EU member states will have to meet an energy efficiency target of 30% by 2030, a goal which has been criticised by Glass for Europe. 

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Two places left at SGT conference

The Society of Glass Technology’s Annual Conference will this year be held at the University of Durham, UK, on 10th-12th September.

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Recent Features

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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Tableware processing

Werner Paszukiewicz* discusses hot versus cold laser cutting for tableware, and a range of technology dedicated to helping glassmakers achieve the best results on rim edges.

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