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
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
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