EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STEKLARNA HRASTNIK

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STEKLARNA HRASTNIK

Earlier this year, Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik stopped making glass tableware to concentrate exclusively on satisfying the high quality glass packaging needs of the international spirits and perfumery sectors. As Chief Executive Officer Peter Čas explains, the decision to refocus on these premium markets has stimulated a series of high profile investment projects in recent years, including commissioning the company’s new oxygen-fired furnace this November. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Construction underway for Uzbekistan’s first float project

Construction underway for Uzbekistan’s first float project

Siemens Solution Partner HORN Glass is responsible for all technological equipment required for the construction of Uzbekistan’s first float glass plant. Fully automated production is expected to begin in the summer of 2021. As Magdi El-Awdan reports, the real net output ratio for this project was the turnkey specialist’s highest ever. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ARDAGH GROUP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ARDAGH GROUP

As one of the world’s leading producers of glass and metal packaging, Ardagh Group is delivering essential materials to customers and final consumers that are fully recyclable. According to Chief Sustainability Officer John Sadlier, the group is becoming a benchmark for sustainability throughout the industry, as the following exclusive interview explains. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Utilising waste heat, improving climate balance and reducing costs

Utilising waste heat, improving climate balance and reducing costs

According to Bernd Schaetzler, to make climate protection tangible, to increase energy efficiency in production, reduce the use of resources, improve the CO2 emissions balance and significantly reduce costs, the waste heat recovery system from Grenzebach and CNUD EFCO GFT is a mature and highly efficient technology. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Specialist image storage capability created

Specialist image storage capability created

The handling of customer complaints, recalls, resorting and claims is more than a headache for many glass container producers. Above all, when these things occur, time and money spending is high says Paul Schreuders, whose company XPAR Vision has created a specialist image storage capability as an add on to its InfraRed Dual camera system (IR-D) for the inspection of all glass containers produced and monitoring the glass forming process. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Glass experts seek carbon-free glassmaking materials

Glass experts seek carbon-free glassmaking materials

Researchers from UK-based Glass Technology Services are leading key research areas to develop innovations to significantly reduce carbon emissions generated during glass manufacture. Victoria Adams discusses the project and its goals. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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