Glass International Issue
October 2019

October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 issue of Glass International.

We have article from Gallo Glass and how it is embracing the latest digital technology.

We also have the second article from former Coca-Cola and SAB Miller executives Emma Bowers and Richard van Breda about how the glass industry should take the lead in enhancing brand equity.

George Lewis speaks to Michel Ben Simon of Phoenicia Glass, who explains how it competes as the only container glass manufacturer in Israel.

The Glassman event in Lyon, France took place in September and we have a comprehensive roundup of the show, including a speech from Nicolas Lelorrain of O-I, who provided an update on its plans for the Gironcourt plant in France.

We also look ahead to Glass Focus 2019, organised by British Glass in Sheffield, England in November.

The Lucy Oldfield award was won by Jessica Rigby for her work on nuclear research at the recent SGT Annual Conference in Cambridge. We speak to her and also hear from the outgoing President of the SGT, Bill Brookes as he gives his farewell speech after three years in the role.

Next up with have an article from BDF Industries on how it electronically updates or replaces its control systems.

We also review the recent IHS World Soda Ash Conference in Cannes, France, where it was shown that demand from the glass industry benefits soda ash production.

The container glass sector continues to grow in the Philippines and we look at how it is moving from an economy based on agriculture to one based more on manufacturing and services

And Prof John Parker rounds the issue off by discussing Frederick Carder, the founder and designer at Steuben Glassworks.

Front cover image courtesy of EME.

2 Editor’s Comment + International news

10 Company profile:
Gallo Glass - Gallo Glass embraces the latest digital technology

14 Brand equity
Brand equity can be enriched in glass

17 Company profile:
Phoenicia Glass - The container glass manufacturer out on its own in Israel

20 French overview
Glassplants in France and statistics

24 Events review:
Glassman Europe - An update on O-I’s Gironcourt plant

26 Events preview:
Glass Focus - All set for Glass Focus awards

29 SGT annual conference
Newcomer wins award and Bill Brookes’ farewell address

34 Control systems:
BDF - Electronic updating

36 Events review:
World Soda Ash Conference - Glass demand benefits soda ash production

43 Country overview:
Philippines - Philippines’ container sector grows

48 Case studies:
Smart Windows - A high-tech solution to the paradox of glass

50 History
Frederick Carder