Glass International Issue
December 2018

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2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

8 Company profile: Steklarna Hrastnik

Embarking on a digital journey

12 Digital glassmaking: Siemens

A digital consultancy for glassmakers

17 US Overview: The Silica Chronicles

Glass recycling in the United States

25 Country profile: Indonesia

Indonesian glass is thriving

28 Company profile: Tata Chemicals Europe

Tata’s successful transformation

33 Lubrication: Xpar Vision

BlankRobot: a step towards full forming process control

37 Lubrication: Graphoidal

A modular lubrication system

39 Events review: British Glass Focus Awards

The winners

48 Country overview: British Glass

British Glass CEO’s insight into the UK glass industry at GPI

50 Conference review: Glass Focus

A focus on digital glassmaking

52 Digital printing: O-I

O-I Expressions: A digital printing method

54 Environment: BV Glas

The glass industry is geared up for the circular economy

59 Lubrication: Condat

Exciting forecast for lubricants

60 Lubrication: futronic

Swab cycles monitored automatically

64 History: Prof John Parker

Helium in glassmaking

66 John Henderson: Glass diversity