Glass International April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 issue of Glass International.

The issue includes exclusive interviews with Turkey’s Gurallar Cam Ambalaj (GCA) and Poland’s CP Glass.

Both are relative newcomers to glassmaking. But each, in its own particular way, has forged ahead and created a name for itself in the industry.

We talk to the leaders of both companies, Abdullah Gayret at GCA and Krzystof Staniek at CP Glass, to discover the secret of their success.

Elsewhere we interview the new SGT president, Stuart Hakes, and his plans for the Society of Glass technology. 

Ahead of Glassman South America, speaker Juan Farias, of Mexico’s FAMA, highlights the use of Industry 4.0 in glassmaking. We also provide a country overview of Brazil’s container sector.

Elsewhere, technical submissions are provided by companies such as AGR International, Iris Inspection machines, Tiama, Heye International, Vidromecanica and Applied Vision.

We welcome a return to British Glass with its column, while Prof John Parker supplies his latest History page.

Front cover courtesy of Pennine Industrial Equipment

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April 2019 highlights

2    Editor’s Comment

2    International news

10  Profile: Gurallar Cam Ambalaj- GCA continues to grow

15  Profile: SGT President - Stuart Hakes appointed SGT President

19  Profile: Brazilian container glass - Glass sector is back on track

24  Industry 4.0: FAMA - Discussing the future of glassmaking             

26  Events preview: Glassman returns to São Paulo

28  Profile: CP Glass - Glassmaking newcomer has global plans

32  Annealing: Vidromecanica - The annealing lehrs cycle

35 Inspection: Tiama- WEM: a Multi4 detection on the wayto success

39 Inspection: Iris -  Positive feedback to smart inspection innovation

42 Hot end: Heye International - Comprehensive concept solutions

44 Medical glass - Glass for Regenerative Medicine

46 British Glass - Resources and waste

48 Inspection: Applied Vision - Rapid non-contact inspection

50 History - Showing no reaction

52 Events preview: Summit 19 - The future of glass packaging

55 Inspection: AGR International - A combined coating measurement system

59 Lubricant: Condat - More than lubricants

61 GLASSMAN CATALOGUE