Fighting Covid with antimicrobial-coated glassware

Fighting Covid with antimicrobial-coated glassware

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic Turkish glass giant Şişecam focused its R&D efforts on glassware with permanent antimicrobial properties. Dr Reha Akçakaya shares the process behind the resultant V-Block coating and explores its virus-repelling capabilities. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Focused leadership sizes up global strategy

Focused leadership sizes up global strategy

Glaston’s search for a new President and CEO to lead the diversified flat glass processing machinery specialist ended when Anders Dahlblom took office at the company’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland at the start of this year. Glass Worldwide caught up with him in March to discuss the flat glass business and its prospects as the industry responds to challenges posed by the pandemic. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive Verescence interview

Exclusive Verescence interview

Part of one of largest global glass manufacturers, Verescence North America focuses on the US beauty market, producing glass bottles for leading brands and retailers of fragrance, skin care and make-up products from its two facilities in Georgia, USA. In an exclusive contribution for Glass Worldwide, Richard McDonough reports on the rarefied business of working with major beauty players. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Furnace Solutions & Training Day

Furnace Solutions & Training Day

President of The Society of Glass Technology Stuart Hakes explains the format of this year’s web-based Furnace Solutions and offers a taster of the content that will feature across two Zoom webinars to be held on 9 and 10 June. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive GlassTrend interview

Exclusive GlassTrend interview

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, GlassTrend is a consortium of worldwide operating industries and institutes working in the field of glass and glass production. Having taken over as Chairman in January 2021, Oscar Verheijen spoke to Glass Worldwide, preferred journal of GlassTrend, about the organisation’s aims to co-ordinate research and development activities to improve the competitive strength of glass industries, its suppliers and customers. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Tailor-made tin baths

Tailor-made tin baths

A pioneering use of process simulation is helping CNUD EFCO GFT to hone the designs of the tin baths that it produces and tailors to customers’ requirements. Bernhard Katter investigates the development and finessing of the company’s offerings for the float glass industry. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive FEVE interview

Exclusive FEVE interview

As preferred journal of FEVE, the European Federation of glass packaging makers, Glass Worldwide spoke with Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General, and Arnaud Aujouannet, Chairman of FEVE’s Market Place Committee and Chief Sales Marketing Officer at O-I, about some of the organisation’s latest initiatives including Furnace for the Future, Future Made Clear, the Glass Hallmark, Close the Glass Loop and Friends of Glass. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Fruitful fibre production

As fibreglass becomes an increasingly popular and necessary product, manufacturers face pressure to meet targets whilst running an energy-efficient operation. Mikael Le Guern and Amber Watkin delve into Eurotherm by Schneider Electric’s high efficiency solution for bushing power control during the melting process. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Renaissance man on a mission

Renaissance man on a mission

Managing Director of MKD32, recently elected President of British Glass, and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London – Matthew Demmon’s CV charts an unusually varied career progression encompassing every glass sector and including recycling, commercial and operational areas. He talks to Glass Worldwide about his current roles and his plans to recruit more cheerleaders for the glass industry. The full version of this article appears in the May/June issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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