Welcome to the September 2019 issue of Glass International. Construction work started last month on the globe's latest container glass plant, Arglass Yamamura's site in Georgia, USA.
We speak to its CEO, Jose de Diego Arozamena, about the rollercoaster ride he has endured over the past four years to get the necessary agreements in place for the plant.
Another container manufacturer which has experienced a turbulent few years is Syrian glassmaker MCGI. We spoke to its Chairman, Aiman Raslan, about how a new furnace is hopefully the start of a new era for the company.
The Glass Futures took another step closer to completion last month and we review the latest proceedings to have taken place.
We focus on Decoration and include articles from Kammann, Fermac and Inkcups.
We also interview coatings specialist Peter Lacke about its recent investment plans and how it can help with the glass decoration process.
A feature this month is on Moulds and includes articles from Sonicam and Intermolde. Technical papers are also supplied by Teco, Grenzebach, Tiama and Heye.
We also reveal how a woman in California is creating a recycling revolution in the USA and include the regular history column from Prof John Parker.
Front cover courtesy of Sorg.