Waterford glass manufacturer plans 155 job cuts

Waterford glass manufacturer plans 155 job cuts

25th April, 2024

Glassworkers at the Rogaska Crystal site in Slovenia and Iittala tableware facility in Finland are to lose their jobs.

O-I’s Jan Schep receives Hotbels BTU glass industry award

O-I’s Jan Schep receives Hotbels BTU glass industry award

24th April, 2024

O-I’s Jan Schep was the recipient of this year’s Hotbels BTU award.

Sibelco to acquire Strategic Materials glass recycling group

Sibelco to acquire Strategic Materials glass recycling group

24th April, 2024

Sibelco is to acquire Strategic Materials North American glass recycling and cullet group.

Latest issue: April 2024

April 2024

Welcome to the April issue of Glass International.

Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence? That is a question which has become increasingly on everyone's lips as the rise of this technology continues into everyday life.

To allay our fears, we spoke to a number of glassmakers and technology suppliers for their views. Their answers were overwhelmingly positive.

The use of AI in the industrial workplace can help transform the industry as well as workers lives. It can remove those jobs which are laborious and routine and allow staff to take on more rewarding roles.

We have contributions from Sisecam, GCA, Emhart, Glass Service, Iris Inspection, FAMA, Vertech’ and Cerrion on this, as well as articles from Tiama, Heye and AGR on digital glassmaking.

We also speaker to Sotuver about the Tunisian glassmaker’s recent furnace investment, IPGR about the construction of its research facility, and French research group Cerfav.

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