Glass International Issue
Welcome to the April 2019 issue of Glass International.
The issue includes exclusive interviews with Turkey’s Gurallar Cam Ambalaj (GCA) and Poland’s CP Glass.
Both are relative newcomers to glassmaking. But each, in its own particular way, has forged ahead and created a name for itself in the industry.
We talk to the leaders of both companies, Abdullah Gayret at GCA and Krzystof Staniek at CP Glass, to discover the secret of their success.
Elsewhere we interview the new SGT president, Stuart Hakes, and his plans for the Society of Glass technology.
Ahead of Glassman South America, speaker Juan Farias, of Mexico’s FAMA, highlights the use of Industry 4.0 in glassmaking. We also provide a country overview of Brazil’s container sector.
Elsewhere, technical submissions are provided by companies such as AGR International, Iris Inspection machines, Tiama, Heye International, Vidromecanica and Applied Vision.
We welcome a return to British Glass with its column, while Prof John Parker supplies his latest History page.
Front cover courtesy of Pennine Industrial Equipment
2 Editor’s Comment
2 International news
10 Profile: Gurallar Cam Ambalaj- GCA continues to grow
15 Profile: SGT President - Stuart Hakes appointed SGT President
19 Profile: Brazilian container glass - Glass sector is back on track
24 Industry 4.0: FAMA - Discussing the future of glassmaking
26 Events preview: Glassman returns to São Paulo
28 Profile: CP Glass - Glassmaking newcomer has global plans
32 Annealing: Vidromecanica - The annealing lehrs cycle
35 Inspection: Tiama- WEM: a Multi4 detection on the wayto success
39 Inspection: Iris - Positive feedback to smart inspection innovation
42 Hot end: Heye International - Comprehensive concept solutions
44 Medical glass - Glass for Regenerative Medicine
46 British Glass - Resources and waste
48 Inspection: Applied Vision - Rapid non-contact inspection
50 History - Showing no reaction
52 Events preview: Summit 19 - The future of glass packaging
55 Inspection: AGR International - A combined coating measurement system
59 Lubricant: Condat - More than lubricants
61 GLASSMAN CATALOGUE