The June 2023 issue focuses on digital glass manufacturing and sustainability.

Vetropack CEO Johann Reiter is the focus of our headline feature. In an exclusive interview, Mr Reiter discusses the recent investment at the company’s new Boffalora sopra Ticino facility in Italy, which includes two new glass melting furnaces.

Encirc continues the theme of furnaces with a discussion of alternative fuels for furnaces and its plans to create a low carbon hybrid oven alongside industry partners Glass Futures and HyNet.

Elsewhere we interview Mexican group FAMA on its 80th anniversary while we also interview DNZ Endustri about its partnership with fellow Turkish group Şişecam.

Turkish glass manufacturer GCA outlines the Ekomat glass recycling project while Carrier Europe highlight an efficient method for glass cullet recycling.

Meanwhile, Vertech’ explores the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in glass manufacturing. Iris Inspections similarly discusses its iBot system equipped with AI, and Heye International outlines its technology for an automated ‘smart’ plant.

Recent Hotbels award winner Neil Simpson also highlights how in-furnace thermal imaging can lead to CO2 reductions, while there are technical articles from BDF Industries, Interglass and Pneumofore.

See the issue here.