March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of Glass International.

This month we focus on Gerresheimer, this year’s Phoenix Chairman, Glass Scan Technologies and, ahead of China Glass 2019, the Chinese tableware sector.

Gerresheimer’s Managing Director Bernd Hörauf discusses its expanded decoration areas at Tettau and Momignies that specialise in cosmetic glass.

We talk to this year’s Phoenix Chairman, Jean-Luc Logel, about the Phoenix Award Committee.

Seema Gahlaut discusses the Chinese tableware glass sector as it continues to thrive.

Xpar Vision highlights its InfraRed camera technology and its success in the tableware sector.

FEVE explain how glass packaging demand continues to grow in Europe.

Services Manager Thomas Jeanblanc discusses the Tiama Services development strategy.

We preview events including Glass Service’s Furnace Design Seminar in Czech Republic and the DGG-USTV joint meeting in Germany.

Further technical articles are supplied by Novaxion, Heye International, Bucher Emhart Glass, Pyrotek and Graphoidal.

Prof John Parker provides his regular history column and John Henderson discusses the future of raw materials in glassmaking.

Cover image courtesy of APPLIED VISION 

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March 2019 highlights

2    Editor’s Comment

2    International news

10  Profile: Gerresheimer Decoration

      Shaping Glass - how bottles get their face

14  Profile: Phoenix Chairman

      Jean-Luc Logel privileged with the role

17  Country profile: Chinese Tableware

      Tableware sector continues to thrive

22  Inspection: Xpar Vision

      Tableware sector embraces technology 

25  Demand trends: FEVE

      Packaging glass demand grows

28  Recycling: FEVE

      Recycling rate at 75%

30  Factory Services: Tiama

      A service built on customer needs

33  Swabbing: Novaxion

      Hailing the success of swabbing robot

36  Forming: Heye International

      Multi-weight production

38  Forming: Bucher Emhart Glass

      FlexRadar system

40  Forming: Pyrotek

      Anti-deflection bracket

42  Forming: Graphoidal

      The 3D smart gob for forming control

44  Forming: Novaxion

      Glass gob gathering robots

47  Recycling: Glass Scan Technologies

      Glass recycling in the Middle East

50  History

      Get a life

52  Henderson

      Raw materials in glassmaking

54  Events preview: Furnace Design

      The future of furnaces

59  Events preview: DGG-USTV

      Joint meeting in Germany

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