Global brewer Heineken Netherlands urges the container glass industry to reduce its environmental footprint, in the latest issue of Glass International.
Heineken’s Jan Kempers urges glassmakers to follow its lead and reduce its environmental footprint in the bumper July/August issue.
Elsewhere, in the lead up to Glassman Lyon in September, we continue our focus on French glassmakers with interviews with new Arc International CEO Tim Gollin, and Stoelzle Masnieres Managing Director, Etienne Gruyez.
Following a successful Furnace Solutions, we provide a review of the event as well as publish a number of papers presented at the conference and training day.
Eurotherm’s Rene Meuleman offers his thoughts on the need for electric melting in glassmaking while our technical feature this issue is on Inspection machinery.
Companies including Iris Inspection machines, Tiama, Land Ametek, AGR International and Marposs.
The recent Heye International symposium in Hamburg was extremely successful with glassmakers around the globe in attendance. We provide a review of this as well as review the First Convention of Associations held in Venice.
All this plus the usual round up of news and expert views from the industry.
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2 Editor’s Comment
5 International news
14 Company interview: Heineken
Heineken urges glassmakers to follow its example and be greener
20 Energy efficiency: Schneider Electric
The efficient future of the glass industry is ‘all electric’
22 French overview: French container glass plants
24 Company Profile: Arc International
€60 million investment takes shape
28 Company Profile: Stölzle Masnières
Investing in know-how
34 Iris Inspection machines:
Next generation software for advanced inspection technology
Statistical process control to measure glass thickness
41 Ametek Land:
Thermal imager for furnace temperature reading
45 AGR International:
A testing station for glass container pressure strength
Marposs installs flexible gauging equipment at Verallia’s Albi site
53 Glassman Europe catalogue
70 Events World:
Furnace Solutions: Global delegates in attendance
Optimelt at Libbey reduces emissions
81 Fives Group:
Larger capacity all-electric furnaces
Regenerating the regenerators
88 Heye International symposium - Heye event discusses digital age
91 Stewart Engineers:
IGU coatings on the 4th surface
92 Convention of Associations: Vitrum organises first associations’ meeting, in Venice.
97 Picvisa: Glass recovery in waste treatment