Welcome to the October 2014 issue of Glass International.
This month we have an exclusive interview with Phoenix Award winner G Clinton Shay, who discusses his life's work with Corning Inc.
Mr Shay, who is the co-inventor of the Fusion Glass Process that is today used on countless LCD television screens, mobile/cell phones and tablets, discusses the highs and lows of how the process was finally embraced by the public.
German pharmaceutical manufacturer Gerresheimer celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and we focus on how the company has evolved from humble beginnings to a multi-national company with 11,000 employees.
Glassman Asia takes place in Bangkok, Thailand in September next year. We have an overview of the Thai market and how energy drinks are fueling the glass industry in the country.
This month's technical section includes papers form Mogensen, the Food Packaging Forum, and Hygear and Celsian.
We also have several papers related to Furnaces. All this plus regular columns from ICG, British Glass and John Henderson as well as the roundup of news.
Front cover pic Fives
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 innovations 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
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