Glass International Issue
December/January 2020

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December/January 2020

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.

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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

67 History

Vapour deposition

68 Glassman Asia Catalogue

Conference programme, exhibitor entries and exhibition floor plan.