Glass International Issue
June 2014

June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 issue of Glass International.

Gerresheimer's Vice President of Global Syringe Systems, Carlo Reato, talks exclusively to Glass International about the company's new production line at its Bünde, Germany site and some of the challenges involved in producing glass syringes.

O-I's new Global Vice President Research and Development, Ludovic Valette, discusses the company's new R&D centre in Ohio and the benefits it will bring to the group.

SABMiller's Stedrick Saayman exclusively discusses how the company is committed to sustainability practices throughout its supply chain and the way it adds value to local communities.

Our technical feature this month is on Forehearths. Sorg's Jürgen Grössler discusses 'Concepts for insulating wool (C-glass) forehearths', AGMS' Francois Deblock talks about 'How much energy savings can be expected on air-fuel forehearths' and John McMinn explains Forehearth Control and how to measure forehearth performance.

All this plus the usual round up of industry news as well as reviews of China Glass 2014 and the British Glass Focus Conference.

Front cover pic from Gerresheimer


Editor's Comment

Company profile: Gerresheimer - Carlo Reato

Glass Profile: Interview with Ludovic Valette, O-I (Owens-Illinois)

Glass recycling - Stedrick Saayman, SAB Miller

British Glass

History - John Parker

Russian Overview: Chinese glass producers eye Russian expansion - Eugene Gerden

Concepts for insulating wool (C-glass) forehearths - Jurgen Grossler, Nikolaus Sorg
How much energy savings can be expected on air-fuel forehearths? - Francois Deblock, AGMS
Forehearth control - Infra-red pyrometers or thermocouples? - John McMinn, Forehearth Services

Toughened Glass: Unexplained glass failure - Don’t jump to inclusion conclusions, GTS

Company Profile: Pennine officially opens its new facility

Forming: Practical container forming simulation - Alfons Moller, Nogrid

Flat Glass: Façades: Optimum efficiency

Events World
British Glass Focus Conference discusses latest trends
A successful China Glass 2014