Glass International September 2014
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 innovaions 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
Sisecam unveils new R&D centre
Syrian group still going strong despite conflict
Beatson Clark: Beer and branding
O-I boosts Alloa decoration facility
SGD France pushes the decoration limits
The global counterfeit alcohol problem
Saint-Gobain Oberland achieves energy reduction
A step towards quality and productivity
Bucher Emhart Glass to show BIS and FleXinspect at glasstec
Industry 4.0 in container glass production
14 ways to reduce NOx emissions
ISS and the move West
Hot spot boosting for security of glass supply
Flexibility for the cold end
Industry is booming in Brazil thanks to research
Product quality of high level waste during three key stages
Stainless steel insulation for glass bottles
Surface improvement in glass production
Furnace design and operation
What has your furnace feed bin done for you lately?
Extending furnace life
Lahti celebrates its 100th anniversary
GPS outlines its vision
Vidromecanica benefits from huge expansion
Screen printing stretcher system
Furnace Solutions goes from strength to strength
DGG and ACerS: An Aachen adventure
Laser cladding technology for moulds
Website news from this issue
AGC to invest over $150 million in Indonesia
Saint-Gobain and Central Glass set up joint venture in Indonesia
World Cup boosts German container glass sales
GPS in action around the globe
Schott’s Borofloat reaches China
Glassman Europe 2015 website
Vitro to construct Brazilian glass container plant
Eirich at glasstec 2014
Press Glass achieves IGCC/IGMA certificate
Guardian to showcase glass innovation at glasstec
September Glass International out now
Guardian’s Rostov plant launches multi-function glass
Ardagh’s lightweighting expertise for Thatchers
VDMA supports ‘Solar meets Glass’
Bystronic glass celebrates 50 years at glasstec
Glaston secures infringement case against China’s Northglass
€8 million renovation works at Steklarna Hrastnik
Learning from the Chinese
Sadness over the death of Dino Fenzi
Horn supplies 400tpd furnace to Nampak
Sorg strengthens Chinese team
ACI Glass Packaging to cut Australian jobs
Opaletch glass gets creative
KBA-Kammann at glasstec
Glassman Europe to return to Lyon
BDF Industries South America is operative
Ekran’s Novosibirsk plant starts NNPB production
Multi-view optical inspection at glasstec
Glaston in Glassrobots acquisition
Worldwide television programme visits Gerresheimer facility
Recycler opens Osterweddingen plant
Lighter, cheaper solar modules
Sisecam opens Russian facility
Distillers view O-I Alloa’s €30 million investment
PPG completes Mount Zion sale
GTS launches ESOS Energy Audit and Assessment Service
Heye delivers HiSPEED project in Thailand
Sisecam ends talks with Arc International
Horn acquires Eurox
Guardian Glass UK launches BIM objects to meet the needs of a changing market
Central Glass Group acquires Guardian subsidiaries