Glass industry comment

Facing up to a digital future

Published: September 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

September. The leaves turn brown and our thoughts turn to winter. It might be the ninth month of the year but it is also traditionally the time of new beginnings. 

The children start school after their summer break while in business it is often the time employees contemplate a change in…

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Is this the Golden Age of glassmaking?

Published: August 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Forgive the hyperbole but I’m convinced that the period we are in right now will be considered a golden age of glassmaking in years to come.

This is obviously a bold statement to make, and I’m sure there are many of you who may disagree. 

True, there is pressure out there on glassmakers,…

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Youth is the key to the future of glassmaking

Published: June 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

A famous football commentator in England once reported that teams ‘never win anything with youth’. 

He made the comments on national television in the UK shortly after Manchester United had been comprehensively beaten on the opening day of the seasons against a mid-table team. 

The…

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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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