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.

Following a successful Furnace Solutions, we provide a review of the event as well as publish a number of papers presented at the conference and training day.

Eurotherm’s Rene Meuleman offers his thoughts on the need for electric melting in glassmaking while our technical feature this issue is on Inspection machinery.

Companies including Iris Inspection machines, Tiama, Land Ametek, AGR International and Marposs.

The recent Heye International symposium in Hamburg was extremely successful with glassmakers around the globe in attendance. We provide a review of this as well as review the First Convention of Associations held in Venice.

All this plus the usual round up of news and expert views from the industry.

Front cover courtesy of Pennine www.pennine.org

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July/August 2017 highlights

2        Editor’s Comment

5        International news    

14      Company interview: Heineken
          Heineken urges glassmakers to follow its example and be greener

20      Energy efficiency: Schneider Electric 
          The efficient future of the glass industry is ‘all electric’        

22      French overview: French container glass plants

24      Company Profile: Arc International
          €60 million investment takes shape     

28     Company Profile: Stölzle Masnières
         Investing in know-how    

        Inspection
34    Iris Inspection machines:
        Next generation software for advanced inspection technology

37    Tiama: 
        Statistical process control to measure glass thickness

41    Ametek Land: 
        Thermal imager for furnace temperature reading 

45    AGR International: 
        A testing station for glass container pressure strength    

48    Marposs:         
        Marposs installs flexible gauging equipment at Verallia’s Albi site 

53    Glassman Europe catalogue

        Furnaces
70    Events World:
        Furnace Solutions: Global delegates in attendance

75    Praxair:                             
        Optimelt at Libbey reduces emissions

81    Fives Group:
        Larger capacity all-electric furnaces

86    Fosbel:
        Regenerating the regenerators 

        Events World 
88    Heye International symposium - Heye event discusses digital age

        Coatings 
91    Stewart Engineers: 
        IGU coatings on the 4th surface

         Events World 
92     Convention of Associations: Vitrum organises first associations’ meeting, in Venice.    

         Recycling 
97     Picvisa: Glass recovery in waste treatment

News from issue dated July/August 2017