Glass International Issue
July/August 2017

July/August 2017

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.

Front cover courtesy of Pennine www.pennine.org

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

Inspection
34 Iris Inspection machines:
Next generation software for advanced inspection technology

37 Tiama:
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

48 Marposs:
Marposs installs flexible gauging equipment at Verallia’s Albi site

53 Glassman Europe catalogue

Furnaces
70 Events World:
Furnace Solutions: Global delegates in attendance

75 Praxair:
Optimelt at Libbey reduces emissions

81 Fives Group:
Larger capacity all-electric furnaces

86 Fosbel:
Regenerating the regenerators

Events World
88 Heye International symposium - Heye event discusses digital age

Coatings
91 Stewart Engineers:
IGU coatings on the 4th surface

Events World
92 Convention of Associations: Vitrum organises first associations’ meeting, in Venice.

Recycling
97 Picvisa: Glass recovery in waste treatment