Glass International Issue
February 2019

February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Glass International.

This month we focus on Ardagh Glass, Arup, Piramal Glass, Pavisa, CIRCE and Stölzle.

Ardagh’s Supplier Quality Manager Hans Hilkes discusses the company’s cullet approach after its 10-year master plan.

We talk to engineers from Arup about a new network to enable recycling of flat glass back into the float line and back into architectural glass.

Piramal Glass’s Director Vijay Shah highlights its recent investment in Microsoft digital technology.

Mexican glassmaker Pavisa explains its goals after recently entering the French market.

CIRCE discusses its collaboration with Verallia to reduce energy consumption in its furnaces.

Stölzle Flaconnage highlights its Prestige Standards rum bottle offering, which was produced with start up businesses in mind.

Elsewhere, our technical articles are supplied by: P Carlo Ratto, Ruth Engel, Sefpro, Refel and DSF.

Prof John Parker of the Turner Museum of Glass provides his regular history column and discusses forensics and fibres.

Cover image courtesy of FORGLASS

2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

9 Company profile: Ardagh Glass

Ardagh's cullet approach reaches fruition after 10-year masterplan

17 Recycling: Arup

Rethinking the life cycle of architectural glass

22 Company profile: Piramal Glass

Piramal's digital transformation

26 Company profile: Pavisa

Pavisa enters the French market

31 Case study: CIRCE

Verallia project for 'greener' glass

34 Packaging launch: Stölzle

Stölzle Flaconnage taps into the emerging rum market

36 History

Forensics and Fibres

38 Refractories: P. Carlo Ratto

An update of the global fused-cast refractory market

41 Refractories: Ruth Engel

Refractory challenges in furnaces

46 Refractories: Sefpro

Forensics and Fibres

48 Refractories: Refel

Start-up surface blistering

50 Refractories: DSF

The evolution of mullite regenerators