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September 2014

September 2014

Welcome to the September 2014 issue of Glass International. It's a bumper issue that will be distributed at the forthcoming glasstec event in Dusseldorf.

As ever the issue is packed with a combination of company profiles, industry overviews and technical features that contain the latest innovaions from the glass industry.

It kicks off with an exclusive overview of Sisecam's recently unveiled new research centre, where Sisecam's President of Research and Technological Development, Prof Dr Sener Oktik, outlines its work.

Other company profiles include an overview of Syrian manufacturer MCGI, which despite the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern country, is still managing to produce glass containers.

Decoration has become an all-important topic within the industry and some of the biggest manufacturers provide technical features in this issue.

Owens-Illinois (O-I) explains how its Alloa decoration plant has benefitted from some of a €30 million pound investment at the facility, while SGD discusses how it has adapted to meet the curent demand for customer differentation.

Meanwhile UK manufacturer Beatson Clark discusses how some of a recent £10 million investment has been spent on decoration at its Rotherham, UK plant.

As the countdown towards the Glassman Europe event in Lyon begins, there is a special overview of all the main French glass container manufacturers.

As part of our glasstec coverage we include an overview of all the German associations involved in the industry and some of the important work they do.

All this plus a huge selection of techical features, columns, news and views.

Front cover from Sorg

September 2014 Contents

Recent News

R-Select Chains for wear resistance

Ramsey Products has developed a conveying chain using wear resistant materials while keeping the chain cost down - Ramsey’s R-Select chains.

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A successful European Society of Glass conference

The European Society of Glass hosted its 12th conference in Parma, Italy, and welcomed around 350 delegates to the three-day event.

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EME and Sorg supply O-I’s Innovation Centre

Nikolaus Sorg and EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen supplied equipment for Owens-Illinois (O-I’s) recently-opened Innovation Centre.

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O-I launches champagne-style shaped beer glass

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has introduced a new bottle to enhance its standard range and help brewers differentiate their premium and craft beers.

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Recent Features

Bucher Emhart Glass to show BIS and FleXinspect BC at glasstec

Bucher Emhart Glass will be showing two of its flagship machines at its booth during glasstec 2014. 

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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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