Phoenix Award winner 2017, James O'Callaghan gives his first interview to this sector of the glass media in the September 2017 issue of Glass International, out now.
The structural engineer is the first UK recipient of the award since Sir Alistair Pilkington in 1981. Mr O'Callaghan discusses his design partnership with Apple which has transformed the use of glass in its retail stores and buildings.
We interview Heinz-Glas about its new production ilne in Piesau, Germany and also talk to the President of Bangkok Glass Containers, Mr Pavin Bhirom Bhakdi, about its new production facility at Ratchaburi in southern Thailand.
Sheppee Managing Director Simon Holmes discusses why the company is in his DNA and we also interview the new Society of Glass Technology President, Bill Brookes, who states education and training is key to the industry.
The technical focus this month is on batch plants and there are also technical articles relating to furnaces. All this plus the regular History column from Prof John Parker and the usual round up of industry news.
Cover image courtesy of Sorg