Welcome to the December/January 2020 issue.
It’s a bumper issue packed full of news and views. Glass decoration is the focus after both ABI and O-I unveiled technology that enables direct to glass printing. Both companies are interviewed.
We also spoke to O-I’s Executive for South West Europe Robert Gachot who explained why premiumisation has become a focus for the glassmaker.
Emma Bowers and Richard van Breda discuss the opportunities for the glass industry and what it can learn from other sectors.
Ahead of Glassman Asia next month, we investigate the South Korean container glass sector.
We review the recent British Glass Focus awards, UK Glass Suppliers Alliance and Glass Problems conferences and profile Pattesons Glass and Stara Glass.
All this plus Professor John Parker’s regular history column as well as a series of articles from technology suppliers.
Front cover courtesy of EME.
2 Editor’s Comment + International news
12 Company proﬁle: O-I Expressions
The technology at the heart of O-I Expressions
19 Company proﬁle: AB InBev
AB InBev inaugurates direct printing facility
22 Glass opportunities: Make glass easy for customers
25 Company proﬁle: O-I
Premiumisation at the heart of O-I’s business
31 Country overview: South Korea
South Korean container market
36 Personality proﬁle: British Glass
Information Ofﬁcer with market at his ﬁngertips
39 British Glass Focus review
Awards and conference review where Allied Glass and Saint-Gobain were among the winners
48 Industry 4.0: Graphoidal
Developments and Industry 4.0
50 Company proﬁle: Pattesons Glass
Former footballerhelps company expansion
53 Company proﬁle: Stara Glass
Award success for Italian furnace maker
58 Melting: Read-Ox
Consultancy In-line glass melt redox measuring system
62 Review: UK Glass Suppliers Alliance
The best of UK glass
65 Review: Glass Problems
Record attendance at Glass Problems
68 Glassman Asia Catalogue
Conference programme, exhibitor entries and exhibition ﬂoor plan.