Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Glass International.
Ardagh CEO Niall Wall talks exclusively to Glass International about the group's recent takeover of Verallia North America and what it will mean to customers.
O-I Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken talks about the recent investment at its Alloa, Scotland plant and how the facility has become a spirits hub in Europe.
In our technical section, Dr Christian Roos of the International Partners in Glass Research (IPGR) discusses Hot-end Coatings: Strengths, Risks and Alternatives. As part of our preview into the Mir Stekla exhibition in Moscow, Theresa Green of British Glass discusses recent developments in the Russian market.
Our feature on Forming includes papers from Bucher Emhart Glass, Heye International and Quantum.
All this plus the usual round up of news and views from around the world.
Front cover pic courtesy of Sorg
Interview with Niall Wall - Ardagh
Glassworks profile: O-I Alloa
IPGR and Hot End Coating: Strengths, Risks and Alternatives - Christian Roos
Technical Topics - John Henderson
History - John Parker
Country Focus: Russia
Russia records upwards growth - Sally Love
Russia Reaps the benefits of modernisation - Theresa Green, British Glass
A fair exchange - Steffen Seehausen, Ardagh
Cash from Hot Air - Michael Terhorst, SPIE Energy Solutions
Nampak Glass puts its faith in BIS - Bucher Emhart Glass
SpeedLine ware handling for efficient production - Wilfried Seidensticker, Heye International
Forming solutions for the Narrow Neck Press and Blow process - Adam Neupert, Quantum Forming
Smart Monitoriing Tools - Tiama
Eco-friendly benefits of digital ceramic printed glass - Dan Schechter, Phoenicia Flat Glass Industries
Triple glazing: A hot debate - Garry Smith, GTS
PVD coater for the latest energy challenges - Jens Ellrich, Grenzebach