Welcome to the Glass International digital archive

An online resource for previous glass news and features


July/August 2017




Global brewer Heineken Netherlands urges the container glass industry to reduce its environmental footprint, in the latest issue of Glass International.

Heineken’s Jan Kempers urges glassmakers to follow its lead and reduce its environmental footprint in the bumper July/August issue.

Elsewhere, in the lead up to Glassman Lyon in September, we continue our focus on French glassmakers with interviews with new Arc International CEO Tim Gollin, and Stoelzle Masnieres Managing Director, Etienne Gruyez.

View the July/August issue here


June 2017


The June 2017 issue of Glass International includes the usual compelling mix of company profiles, technical features and the latest news and views from the industry.

Verescene CEO, Thomas Riou, discusses what has changed at the company in recent months, while SGD Pharma Chief Commercial Officer Laurent Zuber talks about developments at the company following on from its recent division from the perfumery business.

View the June issue here


May 2017


The May issue of Glass International brings you company profiles from across the globe, as we look at Verallia’s recent €46 million modernisation at its VOA plant in France, review the successful Glassman South America show in Argentina, and interview the head of StekloSouz in Russia ahead of Mir Stekla.

This month we also focus on the topic of furnaces and furnace technology, with features from TECO, Falorni Tech, Excelsius, Ametek Land, and consultant Richard van Breda amongst others.

View the May issue here


April 2017


The April 2017 issue of Glass International features an exclusive interview with Schott’s Chairman Dr. Frank Heinricht, who invited Greg Morris to tour the speciality glass company’s headquarters in Mainz, Germany. He discussed the company’s pharmaceutical business and how he intends to ensure the company retains its competitive edge.

Closer to home, Greg Morris visited Dartington Crystal’s factory in Devon to see how the company is continuing its 50 year tradition of hand-crafted crystal glassware, while Sally Love visited Marpak Extrusions in Leeds following on from its recent £2 million investment.

View the April issue here


March 2017

The March issue of Glass International is full of company profiles from around the world. Starting in Argentina, Greg Morris met with domestic manufacturer Rigolleau as they reap the benefits of a recent $40 million upgrade, and we look at Verallia Argentina’s three furnace plant situated in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine making region.

In the UK, Sally Love met with Encirc MD Adrian Curry at the company's plant in Cheshire. Following on from the acquisition by Vidrala the manufacturer has invested millions in further developing the company into a complete supply chain provider, and Mr Curry discussed these developments as well as plans to invest £100 million on new furnaces over the next two years.

View the March issue here


February 2017

In the February issue of Glass International we have exclusive interviews with Ardagh, Gerresheimer, Chile’s Cristoro and Brazil’s Vidroporto.

Greg Morris exclusively visits Ardagh’s Limmared site in Sweden, home of its Absolut bottle production, to see the results of the recent €21 million refurbishment that will enable it to focus on the craft beer and cider market. 

View the February issue here