Glass International Issue
January 2015

January 2015

Welcome to the January issue of Glass International - the magazine that provides the most editorial coverage of the glass manufacturing industry.

The magazine starts with a profile of Pochet Du Courval, which has recently upgraded its site in the Bresle Valley, France and an interview with its Managing Director Christian Durand. Next we have an exclusive interview with the Phoenix Award’s Chairperson Tim Park. The Phoenix Committee is due to meet in February to nominate the next winner of the award, and Mr Park gives an overview of the award and committee. In another exclusive, new Guardian Industries Flat Glass President Kevin Baird talks about how he has got to grips with the role since his appointment.
Ahead of the Glasspex exhibition in India, we provide an overview of the country’s container glass industry and outline the key players in the industry.

Our regular columnists John Parker of the ICG, Abividro, British Glass and Henderson Technology all contribute while our technical articles are supplied by Siemens, Zippe, UAS Messtechnik, Bucher Emhart Glass, Heye International, EME and Luben Glass.
Our Events World section includes a review of the glasstec opening event conference where some of the industry’s most senior executives gave their view on future trends in the industry. A review of the 75th Glass Problems conference and a look ahead to China Glass complete the magazine

Cover image courtesy of Sorg


Company Profile: Pochet du Courval
France's Pochet du Courval pushes the fragrance boundaries - Christian Durand, Antoine Planque, Greg Morris

Interview: Phoenix Award
Phoenix Award brings glass community together - Tim Park

Interview: Guardian Industries
Guardian Glass President, Kevin Baird, gets to grips with the role

Country profile: India
Indian container industry set to surge

History - John Parker
British Glass
Abividro - Stefan Jacques David

Technology Topics - John Henderson

Batch House Control
Keeping the fires burning - Bernhard Saftig, UAS Messtechnik, Zippe, Vetropack

An eco sustainable use - Susanna Dede, Luben Glass

glasstec conference
Key executives discuss future trends

Process Control
Automated control with FlexIS closed loops - Bucher Emhart Glass

Modernisation for IS machines - Wilfried Seidensticker, Heye International

Batch Plant
Everything starts with raw materials - Egbert Wenninger, EME

Events World
75th Conference on Glass Problems
China Glass 2015 in Beijing