Glass industry comment

Risk taking can provide huge benefits to the glass sector

Published: May 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Congratulations to Oliver Wiegand, owner of German container glass manufacturer Wiegand-Glas. 

Mr Wiegand is the Phoenix Award’s 2018 Glass Person of the Year, and was nominated for his commitment to innovation in glassmaking.

The Phoenix committee of suppliers and technologists to the…

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What next for the Mexican container glass sector?

Published: April 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

I’ve just returned from the Glassman Latin America trade show in Mexico which, judging by exhibitor feedback, was well received and deemed a successful event.

 Visitors attended in their numbers and were from the majority of the Mexican container and hollow glass manufacturers. 

The…

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All is rosy in the world of glass, isn’t it?

Published: March 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Older readers may disagree with me, but it is possible that there has never been a better time to be in the glass packaging industry than at the present moment.

At first glance everything appears to be rosy.

Orders are substantial, market sentiment is optimistic and overall the outlook is…

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An opportunity for glass like no other

Published: February 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

In the two months since my last editorial comment an enormous amount has happened concerning the glass industry.

In mid-December a nature programme called Blue Planet was broadcast on the UK’s main television station. 

The show highlighted the impact plastic was having on the globe’s…

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Thai market enjoys unprecedented growth

Published: January 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Ask anyone in the sector in what countries the glass industry is developing at the moment and the answer is usually quick and decisive: Thailand and Mexico.

Both countries are enjoing an unprecedented boom in glassmaking for varying reasons. Mexico for its beer and tequila markets,…

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Digital slowly takes over in the glass industry

Published: November 01, 2017 by Greg Morris

A quick glance through this issue’s news pages reveals it has been a busy month in the glass industry, particularly in the flat sector.

The segment’s largest manufacturers, including AGC, Guardian, Saint-Gobain and Pilkington have all been busy, making investments, securing contracts and…

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