Glass International Issue
The March 2020 issue of Glass International is focused on the Mexican glassmaking market.
It includes an in-depth interview with IVC after the recent lighting of its fifth furnace in Piedras Negras.
We speak to glassmaker Vidrio Formas, which discusses its plans for a second plant close to its headquarters in Lerma.
We provide an overview of the country’s glassmaking market. We also interview MGFS ahead of the its expansion for a second plant
Turning away from Mexico, we profile a variety of women who work in the glass industry for their thoughts on the sector.
Turkish glassmaker Sisecam discusses how hedging tools can mitigate financial risk while we also publish technical articles from Emhart, Ross International and Forehearth Services.
LWN Lufttechnik discusses its recent management changes while the issue is rounded of by John Parker's regular history column.
Everybody at Glass International wishes all the best to its readers and to stay safe and in good health in these difficult times.
Front cover image courtesy of Applied Vision https://www.appliedglass.com
2 Editor’s Comment + International news
10 Company profile: IVC
Construction of glass cathedral
19 Company profile: Vidrio Formas
Plans for a second plant
24 Trends: Could traceability plans silence glass nay-sayers?
26 Women in glassmaking: A profile of female glassmakers
33 Forming: Emhart
36 Country Profile: Mexican glass industry is thriving
41 Commodity price risk: Sisecam
Using hedging tools to mitigate risk
45 Forming: Ross International
SCADS system for glass mould design
FAMA launches CEIS 4.0 control
50 Furnaces: MGFS
Mexican furnace group plant expansion
54 Company profile: LWN Lufttechnik
at engineering group
58 Company profile: Shattersafe
Plastic coated glass bottle
60 Events Diary: SGT
Calendar of events for 2020
63 Glassman Latin America Catalogue
85 Furnaces: PaneraTech
Travel bans don’t stop PaneraTech
87 History: Health and safety at work