Glass International Issue
March 2019

March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of Glass International.

This month we focus on Gerresheimer, this year’s Phoenix Chairman, Glass Scan Technologies and, ahead of China Glass 2019, the Chinese tableware sector.

Gerresheimer’s Managing Director Bernd Hörauf discusses its expanded decoration areas at Tettau and Momignies that specialise in cosmetic glass.

We talk to this year’s Phoenix Chairman, Jean-Luc Logel, about the Phoenix Award Committee.

Seema Gahlaut discusses the Chinese tableware glass sector as it continues to thrive.

Xpar Vision highlights its InfraRed camera technology and its success in the tableware sector.

FEVE explain how glass packaging demand continues to grow in Europe.

Services Manager Thomas Jeanblanc discusses the Tiama Services development strategy.

We preview events including Glass Service’s Furnace Design Seminar in Czech Republic and the DGG-USTV joint meeting in Germany.

Further technical articles are supplied by Novaxion, Heye International, Bucher Emhart Glass, Pyrotek and Graphoidal.

Prof John Parker provides his regular history column and John Henderson discusses the future of raw materials in glassmaking.

Cover image courtesy of APPLIED VISION

2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

10 Profile: Gerresheimer Decoration

Shaping Glass - how bottles get their face

14 Profile: Phoenix Chairman

Jean-Luc Logel privileged with the role

17 Country profile: Chinese Tableware

Tableware sector continues to thrive

22 Inspection: Xpar Vision

Tableware sector embraces technology

25 Demand trends: FEVE

Packaging glass demand grows

28 Recycling: FEVE

Recycling rate at 75%

30 Factory Services: Tiama

A service built on customer needs

33 Swabbing: Novaxion

Hailing the success of swabbing robot

36 Forming: Heye International

Multi-weight production

38 Forming: Bucher Emhart Glass

FlexRadar system

40 Forming: Pyrotek

Anti-deflection bracket

42 Forming: Graphoidal

The 3D smart gob for forming control

44 Forming: Novaxion

Glass gob gathering robots

47 Recycling: Glass Scan Technologies

Glass recycling in the Middle East

50 History

Get a life

52 Henderson

Raw materials in glassmaking

54 Events preview: Furnace Design

The future of furnaces

59 Events preview: DGG-USTV

Joint meeting in Germany