Glass International June 2014
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
Company profile: Gerresheimer
Glass Profile: Interview with Ludovic Valette
Russian Overview: Chinese glass producers eye Russian expansion
Concepts for insulating wool (C-glass) forehearths
How much energy savings can be expected on air-fuel forehearths?
Forehearth control - Infra-red pyrometers or thermocouples?
Toughened Glass: Unexplained glass failure - Don’t jump to inclusion conclusions
Company Profile: Pennine officially opens its new facility
Forming: Practical container forming simulation
Flat Glass: Façades: Optimum efficiency
British Glass Focus Conference discusses latest trends
A successful China Glass 2014
Website news from this issue
Professor Donald Bruce Dingwell wins Otto Schott Research Award
O-I celebrates Innovation Center success
European health and safety concerns drive trust in glass packaging
Nippon and Saint-Gobain work together on IEL lighting
EME secures Algerian contract
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Ardagh receives World Packaging Organisation award
Poco Graphite celebrates 50 years in the graphite business
Şişecam in talks with Arc International
Press Glass to develop Poland plant
AGC groundbreaking ceremony at Mexican automotive glass plant
Chinese pharmaceutical glass industry ‘sluggish’
Anchor Hocking plant halts production
Erik Muijsenberg wins Furnace Solutions 9 award
GPI change of address
Vitro secures Worldstar award
O-I’s Erik Bouts elected President of FEVE
Steklarna Hrastnik receives UK Best Supplier award
Tableware producers choose French inspection group
PPG to manufacture Starphire using oxy-fuel furnace in Fresno
Nicole Harris named as CEO of National Glass Association
O-I in €30 million Harlow plant investment
O-I enjoys black glass beer and spirits boom
DGG-ACerS event opens in Aachen
Schott Ibérica to close Spanish manufacturing site