Glass International Issue
July/August 2018

July/August 2018

Our glasstec preview begins in the July/August issue with interviews with key glassmakers and suppliers involved in the event.

Zippe’s CEO Philipp Zippe discusses the company and his digital vision for the group since taking over as leader two years ago.

Emhart’s Vice President of Technology, Dr Matthias Kummerle talks about how innovation remains at the heart of the company, particularly in the era of smart manufacturing.

The second part of our interview with Wiegand-Glas owner, Oliver Wiegand, concludes with Mr Wiegand discussing the recent investments within the group.

Guardian Glass President, Kevin Baird, highlights how 2018 is the largest investment year in the company’s history and discusses some of its recent technology applications.

Pennine Industrial celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and its CEO and founder, Graham Hobbs, discusses the organisation’s growth in the past half century.

Technical papers are provided by Sorg, Rondot, GTS, Siemens, Sivesa and Marposs.

Our popular History column provided by Prof John Parker, Curator of the Turner Museum of Glass in Sheffield, UK, investigates the impact REACH legislation is having on glassmakers on the island of Murano, in Venice.

Front cover courtesy of Teco

2 Editor’s Comment

5 International news

12 Personality profile Philipp Zippe:

Philipp guides Zippe into digital future

17 Forming Bucher Emhart Glass:

Bringing new technology to life

22 Company profile Wiegand-Glas:

Wiegand-Glas embarks on major investment campaign.

27 Plant Utilities Sorg:

Applying modern inventory techniques to plant repairs.

31 Hot end Rondot:

Rondot’s Smart Tong

32 Company profile Pennine Industrial:

Pennine celebrates 50th anniversary

36 Company profile Guardian Glass:

Guardian set for largest investment year in its history.

42 Forming GTS:

Using Virtual Reality in glassmaking

46 Furnaces Sivesa:

Sivesa celebrates furnace start up

49 History
Is red for stop?

50 Industry 4.0 Siemens:

Steklarna Hrastnik goes digital

52 Forming Emhart:

Collaboration to improve BIS machines

54 Event review Furnace Solutions:

International guests dominate at event

59 Inspection Marposs:

Inspecting the container sector

62 Event review Mir Stekla:

Celebrating 20th anniversary in style