Glass International Issue
November 2018

November 2018

Welcome to the November issue!

We attended the recent Saverglass inauguration of its Jalisco, Mexico site and report on what it means for the French glassmaker.

A US overview discusses what the US and China trade war will mean for the glass industry.

Elsewhere, Oliver Wiegand receives the Phoenix Glass Person of the Year Award.

The recent glasstec event is reviewed and showcases feedback given by the exhibitors.

In addition, we highlight some of the glasstec conferences such as that organised by BV Glas.

Glass Scan Technologies talk about its plans to build the Middle East’s first glass recycling plant in Oman.

We profile the company VRMT and the man bringing Virtual Reality to glassmaking.

Excelsius holds a spotlight up to its new logo, the Robur Roosh.

Glassmakers attended the AFGM Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia - and Glass International was there too. We provide an account of the four day event.

Technical features include articles from Sorg and Heye/Emhart.

All of this plus the round up of industry news, our regular History column from John Parker and John Henderson's column.

Front cover courtesy of Applied Vision.

2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

13 US overview: The Silica Chronicles

What do the US and Chinese trade tariffs mean for the glass industry?

19 Environment: Sorg

Waste gas analysis in glassmaking

22 Events review: Phoenix Award

Phoenix Award celebrates Oliver Wiegand

26 Events review: glasstec

Exhibitors give their feedback

30 Events review: glasstec conferences

BV Glas: German market is booming

34 Recycling: Glass Scan Technologies

Oman to build Middle East's first glass recycling plant

37 Company profile: VRMT

The man bringing VR to glassmaking

40 glasstec review: Excelsius

Excelsius unveiles Robur Roosh

42 Smart manufacturing: Heye/Emhart

The role of partnerships on the road to smart plant success

45 Events review: AFGM

Glassmakers attend AFGM conference in Indonesia

48 History

Hot stuff

50 John Henderson
Lighting glass