October 2018

Welcome to the October issue!

In this issue AGC Glass celebrates the 120th anniversary of its plant in Boussois, France. 

Koenig & Bauer Kammann discuss the rise of digital printing. 

Elsewhere, Sivesa benefits from an energy efficient furnace with the modernisation of its Orizaba plant.

The Woman in Glassmaking feature showcases female perspectives on the industry.

In addition, Stoelzle talks about Industry 4.0 and digitising the production process.

Vidrala discuss whether the use of calcined lime helps to solve the batch caking problem.

cm.project.ing highlight the environment and holistic concepts for CO2 reduction. 

Seema Gahult holds a spotlight up to the container glass segment in North Africa.

Other technical features include articles from the likes of Heye, OCMI, MAVSA and ERMI.

All of this: plus the round up of industry news and our regular History column from John Parker.

Front cover courtesy of Sorg

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October 2018 highlights

2       Editor’s Comment

2       International news

11     AGC Glass: 

        AGC Glass celebrates 120th anniversary of French plant 

14    Company profile

        Kammann: 

        Making the most of  digital printing

18    Company profile

        Sivesa:

        Sivesa benefits from energy efficient furnace

21    Women in Glassmaking:

        Female perspectives on the industry

40    Industry 4.0

        Stoelzle:

        Digitising the production process

42    Batch

        Vidrala: 

        Does the use of calcined lime help solve the batch caking problem?

46    Inspection

        Heye: 

        Next generation of inspection

48    Forming

        OCMI: 

        High speed production for vial lines 

51    Overview: North Africa:

        North Africa’s glass industry

54    Environment

        cm.project.ing: 

        Holistic concepts for CO2 reduction

56    MAVSA                                 

        MAVSA improves press machines

58    Inspection
        Ermi:

       Latest inspection technology to be unveiled at glasstec