Glass International July/August 2014
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
O-I R&D Centre
The UK's Society of Glass Technology
Company Profile: Thor International
Hollow Glass: Industry overview
Glass Machinery: German glass machinery ready for glasstec
Dry lubrication helps improve glass package stability
Protective clothing for the glass industry
Inspecting thin glass
Quad gob ware handling
Robotic glass handling
Mir Stekla at its best
Website news from this issue
A clear overview of glasstec 2014: Trend Compass and Industry Guide
O-I creates wine-sized cider bottle
LiSEC at glasstec 2014
Glass secures development for the crafts and skilled trades
Şişecam nets $136million profit for H1
Ex-President of ICG honoured
All aboard the Ritec Ship at glasstec 2014
Ritec launches next generation ClearShield at glasstec
Ametek Land launches Cyclops L thermometers
Bucher Emhart Glass sees orders rise
IIT at glasstec
Beatson Clark collaborates on soy sauce design
Vetropack sales increase
6th ICG International Summer School a success
Henry F. Teichmann management changes
Postdoctoral positions at CeRTEV
Glass Technology Services joins ecorpStim consortium
Vitro to triple beer market production