Glass International Issue
September 2019

September 2019

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.

2 Editor’s Comment + International news

10 Company profile:
Arglass Yamamura An insight into the world’s latest glass plant

13 Company profile:
MCGI Rejuvenated Syrian glassmaker has new lease of life

17 Glass Futures:
Glass Futures seeks £60 million funding for research centres

21 Decoration:
Kamman Digital printing to meet the personalisation trend

25 Decoration: Inkcups Colour Seen Clearly - Glass Printing Basics

27 Decoration: Fermac The Digital Bible

28 Company profile: Peter Lacke Coatings group set for expansion

33 Moulds: Intermolde Moulding for the future

36 Moulds: Sonicam The use of Industry 4.0 in the mould shop

38 Hot end Sensors: Tiama A new sensor at the hot end

40 Company profile: Conscious Container Helping create a recycling revolution in container glass

42 Industry 4.0: Grenzebach An inspection system with crystal-clear value added

46 Furnaces: Teco The role of the electrode holder

49 Forming: Heye Gob management

52 History: Well polished