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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

May 2014

May 2014

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Glass International.

Ardagh CEO Niall Wall talks exclusively to Glass International about the group's recent takeover of Verallia North America and what it will mean to customers.

O-I Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken talks about the recent investment at its Alloa, Scotland plant and how the facility has become a spirits hub in Europe.

In our technical section, Dr Christian Roos of the International Partners in Glass Research (IPGR) discusses Hot-end Coatings: Strengths, Risks and Alternatives. As part of our preview into the Mir Stekla exhibition in Moscow, Theresa Green of British Glass discusses recent developments in the Russian market.

Our feature on Forming includes papers from Bucher Emhart Glass, Heye International and Quantum.

All this plus the usual round up of news and views from around the world.

Front cover pic courtesy of Sorg

May 2014 Contents

April 2014

April 2014

Welcome to the April issue of Glass International. The issue kicks off with two big interviews. The first is with Slovenian tableware manufacturer Steklarna Hrastnik which has recently installed a new G furnace. Its General Manager Andrej Bozic explains how the company has reaped the benefits.

Next, the International Commission on Glass (ICG) President Prof Peng Shou outlines his vision for the glass industry and explains his plans for the ICG.

Michael J Ojovan discusses the use of glass as a nuclear energy storage unit, while Mr C V Chalam describes the journey undertaken by the Indian glass industry in the past 60 years. This month's technical feature is about Quality Control, with articles from Heye International and Tiama, among others. 

All this plus plenty of other articles as well as the usual round up of news and views.

Pic source Pennine

April 2014 Contents

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