Glass International Issue
October 2018

October 2018

Welcome to the October issue!

In this issue AGC Glass celebrates the 120th anniversary of its plant in Boussois, France.

Koenig & Bauer Kammann discuss the rise of digital printing.

Elsewhere, Sivesa benefits from an energy efficient furnace with the modernisation of its Orizaba plant.

The Woman in Glassmaking feature showcases female perspectives on the industry.

In addition, Stoelzle talks about Industry 4.0 and digitising the production process.

Vidrala discuss whether the use of calcined lime helps to solve the batch caking problem. highlight the environment and holistic concepts for CO2 reduction.

Seema Gahult holds a spotlight up to the container glass segment in North Africa.

Other technical features include articles from the likes of Heye, OCMI, MAVSA and ERMI.

All of this: plus the round up of industry news and our regular History column from John Parker.

Front cover courtesy of Sorg

2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

11 AGC Glass:

AGC Glass celebrates 120th anniversary of French plant

14 Company profile


Making the most of digital printing

18 Company profile


Sivesa benefits from energy efficient furnace

21 Women in Glassmaking:

Female perspectives on the industry

40 Industry 4.0


Digitising the production process

42 Batch


Does the use of calcined lime help solve the batch caking problem?

46 Inspection


Next generation of inspection

48 Forming


High speed production for vial lines

51 Overview: North Africa:

North Africa’s glass industry

54 Environment

Holistic concepts for CO2 reduction


MAVSA improves press machines

58 Inspection

Latest inspection technology to be unveiled at glasstec