EXCLUSIVE O-I INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE O-I INTERVIEW

The world’s leading glass container manufacturer, O-I Glass has a huge task implementing a cohesive sustainability agenda across 72 plants in 20 countries, with joint ventures in China, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the USA and Vietnam. Randolph (Randy) Burns, O-I’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about this challenge and how the company intends to become the most sustainable producer of the most sustainable rigid package. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE ARGLASS INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE ARGLASS INTERVIEW

The USA’s first greenfield glass packaging plant in over a generation, Arglass Yamamura started operations in December 2020 in southern Georgia, with the ambitious goal of revolutionising the North American glass container industry. José Arozamena, Chairman and CEO, exclusively updated Glass Worldwide on proceedings, including employing state-of-the-art technology to deliver customer requirements for flexibility, efficiency and customisation. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Refining the ride for float glass transportation

Refining the ride for float glass transportation

The latest conveyor technology from Grenzebach aims to increase the productivity of float glass plants. Peter Seidl explains how the company’s specially developed drive train and collaboration app will keep glass moving smoothly and efficiently. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE ORORA INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE ORORA INTERVIEW

Orora Glass has invested $200 million in its glass packaging facility in Gawler, Australia over the past five years. In an exclusive Glass Worldwide interview, Greg Savage, General Manager, details recent investment initiatives undertaken despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, including a furnace rebuild and the construction of an on-site, fully automated warehouse. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Letting the customer take control

Letting the customer take control

Allowing customers to choose a scaleable and expandable process control system best-suited to their specific requirements is the way forward, according to Eckard Eberle. Here the CEO of Siemens Process Automation discusses future-proof hardware platforms and software systems for maximum investment protection. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Zooming in on decarbonisation and post-Covid strategies

Zooming in on decarbonisation and post-Covid strategies

Last autumn glassmakers, suppliers and independent researchers gathered online to share presentations about the impact of decarbonisation technologies on glass production and to forecast the future of the glass industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

A question of balance: Sustainability and profitability

A question of balance: Sustainability and profitability

Sustainability is no longer merely an environmental imperative. There are also sound economic reasons for decarbonising. René Meuleman discusses why an Industry 4.0 approach to process control is the key to balancing profitability with carbon neutral goals. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Every second counts

Every second counts

David Dineff introduces Agr’s laboratory-sized measurement system for glass containers, which utilises optical gauging technology in combination with automation and advanced operational software to perform a complete dimensional analysis in a matter of seconds. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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