February 2019

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Glass International.

This month we focus on Ardagh Glass, Arup, Piramal Glass, Pavisa, CIRCE and Stölzle.

Ardagh’s Supplier Quality Manager Hans Hilkes discusses the company’s cullet approach after its 10-year master plan.

We talk to engineers from Arup about a new network to enable recycling of flat glass back into the float line and back into architectural glass.

Piramal Glass’s Director Vijay Shah highlights its recent investment in Microsoft digital technology.

Mexican glassmaker Pavisa explains its goals after recently entering the French market.

CIRCE discusses its collaboration with Verallia to reduce energy consumption in its furnaces.

Stölzle Flaconnage highlights its Prestige Standards rum bottle offering, which was produced with start up businesses in mind. 

Elsewhere, our technical articles are supplied by: P Carlo Ratto, Ruth Engel, Sefpro, Refel and DSF. 

Prof John Parker of the Turner Museum of Glass provides his regular history column and discusses forensics and fibres. 

Cover image courtesy of FORGLASS

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February 2019 highlights

2    Editor’s Comment

2    International news

9    Company profile: Ardagh Glass 

      Ardagh's cullet approach reaches fruition after 10-year masterplan

17  Recycling: Arup

      Rethinking the life cycle of architectural glass

22  Company profile: Piramal Glass

      Piramal's digital transformation

26  Company profile: Pavisa

       Pavisa enters the French market

31  Case study: CIRCE

       Verallia project for 'greener' glass

34   Packaging launch: Stölzle

       Stölzle Flaconnage taps into the emerging rum market 

36    History

        Forensics and Fibres

38    Refractories: P. Carlo Ratto 

        An update of the global fused-cast refractory market

41    Refractories: Ruth Engel 

        Refractory challenges in furnaces

46    Refractories: Sefpro

        Forensics and Fibres

48    Refractories: Refel

        Start-up surface blistering

50    Refractories: DSF 

        The evolution of mullite regenerators

News from issue dated February 2019