November 2018

Welcome to the November issue!

We attended the recent Saverglass inauguration of its Jalisco, Mexico site and report on what it means for the French glassmaker.

A US overview discusses what the US and China trade war will mean for the glass industry. 

Elsewhere, Oliver Wiegand receives the Phoenix Glass Person of the Year Award.

The recent glasstec event is reviewed and showcases feedback given by the exhibitors. 

In addition, we highlight some of the glasstec conferences such as that organised by BV Glas. 

Glass Scan Technologies talk about its plans to build the Middle East’s first glass recycling plant in Oman.

We profile the company VRMT and the man bringing Virtual Reality to glassmaking.

Excelsius holds a spotlight up to its new logo, the Robur Roosh.

Glassmakers attended the AFGM Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia - and Glass International was there too. We provide an account of the four day event.

Technical features include articles from Sorg and Heye/Emhart. 

All of this plus the round up of industry news, our regular History column from John Parker and John Henderson's column.

Front cover courtesy of Applied Vision.

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November 2018 highlights

2       Editor’s Comment

2       International news

13     US overview: The Silica Chronicles 

         What do the US and Chinese trade tariffs mean for the glass industry? 

19    Environment: Sorg 

        Waste gas analysis in glassmaking 

22    Events review: Phoenix Award 

        Phoenix Award celebrates Oliver Wiegand

26    Events review: glasstec

        Exhibitors give their feedback

30    Events review: glasstec conferences

        BV Glas: German market is booming

34    Recycling: Glass Scan Technologies

        Oman to build Middle East's first glass recycling plant

37    Company profile: VRMT

        The man bringing VR to glassmaking 

40    glasstec review: Excelsius

        Excelsius unveiles Robur Roosh

42    Smart manufacturing: Heye/Emhart

        The role of partnerships on the road to smart plant success

45    Events review: AFGM

        Glassmakers attend AFGM conference in Indonesia 

48    History                                 

        Hot stuff

50    John Henderson
        Lighting glass