March 2017

The March issue of Glass International is full of company profiles from around the world. Starting in Argentina, Greg Morris met with domestic manufacturer Rigolleau as they reap the benefits of a recent $40 million upgrade, and we look at Verallia Argentina’s three furnace plant situated in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine making region.

In the UK, Sally Love met with Encirc MD Adrian Curry at the company's plant in Cheshire. Following on from the acquisition by Vidrala the manufacturer has invested millions in further developing the company into a complete supply chain provider, and Mr Curry discussed these developments as well as plans to invest £100 million on new furnaces over the next two years.

We also spoke with Richard Stormont, MD of electric furnace company Electroglass, as the UK company celebrates its 40th year in business.

This month we focus on the Portuguese market as Sally Love visited the glassmaking hub of Marinha Grande to meet with Intermolde, Vidrala, Vidromecanica, and Lisbon’s Metaglobal. The range of services that these companies offer reflects the diverse and established glass industry in the region, which primarily caters to the Iberian market.

Finally, we head to Sri Lanka to interview the CEO of Piramal Ceylon, who discusses his hopes for the Sri Lankan glass industry as it gains a reputation for quality products.

This is on top of technical features from Tiama, Heye, and Siemens amongst others, on the topics of ware handling, the environment, forming and energy efficiency, as well as the catalogue for the Glassman South America show that takes place in Buenos Aires at the end of this month.

As always we have our History and Technical Topics columns and our round up of the latest industry news and events. 

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March 2017 highlights

2  Comment

5  International news

Company profiles: 

12  Rigolleau: Reaping the benefits of $40m upgrade

16  Verallia Argentina: Glassmaking in the heart of Argentina's wine region

20: Encirc: On track for successful 2017

25  Vidrala focuses on the future

28  Meta Global: A new era

31  Vidromecanica: Evolution through collaboration

35  Intermolde: Portuguese moulds manufacturer focuses on R&D

38  Piramal Ceylon: CEO has high hopes for Sri Lankan industry

43  Electroglass: Celebrating 40 years of electric glass melting

49 Glassman South America Catalogue

66 History

68 Technical Topics

71  Tiama: Handling hot glassware

73  Heye: Symposium 2017

74  Gas-und Warme-Institut Essen: Modeling oxy-fuel combustion

Energy Efficiency

78  Siemens: Ready for the Energy Efficiency Directive 2020

82  FS-Elliott: Hidden costs in a compressed air system

86  GPS: Forming

88  IHS World Soda Ash Conference

91  Revimac goes from strength to strength 

News from issue dated March 2017