Glass International Issue
May 2018

May 2018

The May 2018 issue contains a profile on the container glass industry's latest facility: the Bastürk Cam plant located in Malatya, Turkey.

The factory was only commissioned in April but already has plans for a second furnace at the site, alongside its current 300t/day furnace A.

Ahead of the Furnace Solutions event next month, German engineering companies Sorg and Horn provide technical papers.

Sorg's Dr Matthias Lindig expands on his Future of Furnaces interview last month with a more detailed overview of Sorg’s approach to environmental limits.

Heye International discussess the use of Industry 4.0 in glassmaking, while Sheppee International describes The increasing demands of high speed ware handling.

Elsewhere our technical feature is focused on Forming and some of the sector's largest names have supplied articles.

These include Emhart, BDF Industries, Pyrotek, Quantum and Forehearth Services.

Prof John Parker of the ICG and of the Turner Museum of Glass provides his regular history column, while we preview the forthcoming Furnace Solutions and DGG annual meetings.

Cover image courtesy of EME

2 Editor’s Comment

5 International news

12 Company profile
Bastürk Cam: A new player in Turkey’s container glass market

14 Furnaces:
Sorg: Sorg’s approach to environmental limits

22 Future of Furnaces: Sorg

24 Furnaces: Horn
What are the future requirements for glass conditioning systems?

25 Industry 4.0: Heye
Smart container glass plant today and tomorrow

29 Ware handling: Sheppee
The increasing demands of high speed ware handling

32 Forming: Emhart:
Manual mode increases safety levels

34 Forming: Pyrotek
Blank linkage design for bottle quality

36 Forming: Forehearth Services
Good gob, bad gob

38 Forming: Quantum
Challenges in Parison forming

43 Forming: BDF Industries:
Multi Direct Drive Gob Distributor

44 Diary

46 History

48 Events preview:
DGG 92nd meeting

53 Furnace Solutions 2018