Glass International Issue
September 2015

September 2015

The September 2015 issue contains an exclusive interview with new FEVE President and O-I’s recently appointed Managing Director, Europe, Vitaliano Torno.

Mr Torno has worked in the industry for 27 years and spoke after O-I’s recent €25 million investment at its Jarvakandi, Estonia facility.

The issue also contains an exclusive interview with the Director General of Saudi Arabia’s Mahmood Saeed Glass Industry Company (MS Glass), Dr Ayman Khalil.

Dr Khalil discusses the company’s rise in prominence since its inception in 1994 and outlines its planned project expansion.

We also speak to two key executives from the Italian industry ahead of the forthcoming Vitrum event.

The President of the Italian Association of Glass Technicians (ATIV) Alessandro Bandini, talks about the role of the association, while Vitrum President Dino Zandonella Necca highlights the Italian glass industry.

We also highlight the new Gurallar Park Cam facility in Turkey and also review the recent Furnace Solutions conference in the UK.

Technical papers have been supplied by Siemens, Heye International and Bucher Emhart Glass, among others. The issue also contains the usual mix of news and views from our industry experts.

Front cover image supplied by EME.

2 Editor’s Comment

3 International News

10 O-I interview - Vitaliano Torno

14 Middle East company profile - Ayman Khalil, Mahmood Saeed Glass (MS Glass)

Italian insight
18 Alessandro Bandini: A.T.I.V. interview
22 Dino Zandonella Necca: Vitrum interview

27 Energy efficiency: All set for the energy directive - Philippe Thiel, Siemens
30 Forming: Gürallar opens Turkish container site - Bucher Emhart Glass

Events world
32 Furnace solutions heats up - Sally Love
34 New energy paradigm and soda ash - Marguerite Morrin, IHS Chemical

38 History - John Parker
40 Technical topics - John Henderson
42 Glass Alliance Europe

41 Ready made frosting - Ilaria Colombo, Satinal
44 Acid etched decorative glass for architecture and design - Elettra Bresciani, OmniDecor
45 SAGCO invests in Heye technology
45 Digital decoration - Alessandro Ghirardini, Fermac

46 Farewell to popular industry veteran, Dave Myers

47 Diary