Exclusive Sisecam interview

Exclusive Sisecam interview

Having recently consolidated all operations into a single entity, Şişecam’s Chairman, Professor Dr Ahmet Kirman, exclusively discusses the diversified group’s current performance, growth strategy and product innovations for the flat glass, automotive glass, glassware and glass packaging sectors. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive PGP (Piramal) interview

Exclusive PGP (Piramal) interview

A global provider of glass packaging solutions, PGP Glass (formerly Piramal Glass) is Asia’s largest speciality glass manufacturer. Now under new ownership, the rebranded and revitalised company is accelerating digital transformation to optimise the business and assert its dominance across multiple market sectors. Vice Chairman Vijay Shah speaks exclusively to Glass Worldwide (preferred international journal of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation) to share his vision for the company and its roadmap to greater growth. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive Richard Hulme interview

Exclusive Richard Hulme interview

Following Glass Futures being granted planning permission for the delivery of a £54million global glass research and innovation facility, Dr. Richard Hulme exclusively discusses his long-term secondment as Technical Director at the organisation, as well as his role of Senior Glass Technologist for Guardian Glass. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue of Glass Worldwide (preferred media partner of Glass Futures) that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Exclusive Sunrise interview

Exclusive Sunrise interview

Anticipating further growth of the glass market in India and worldwide, container glass producer Sunrise Glass is expanding its facilities in Gujarat with a third furnace. In an exclusive interview with Glass Worldwide, preferred international journal of the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation, Executive Director Gaurav Thakkar discusses the company’s strategy for success in the post-Covid era. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Multi-glass furnace

Multi-glass furnace

A furnace with two melting tanks and a common combustion chamber offers glass manufacturers the ability to melt two different glasses simultaneously. Marian Klisch and Piotr Knast discuss the benefits of production flexibility, performance and environmental advantages of installing or converting to the new Multi-glass Furnace, designed and patented by Forglass. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Automation programmed for success

Automation programmed for success

Using an integrated automation concept based on Siemens’ PCS 7 process control system, container glass manufacturer Wiegand-Glas reaps the benefits of production and energy efficiency that extends from the raw materials and hot end to auxiliary installations. Tobias Wachtmann explores the potential of plant-wide control system standardisation. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Open-minded approach to innovation

Open-minded approach to innovation

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.* René Meuleman urges glassmakers to consider new ways to prepare for the decarbonisation of the glass industry, including using simulation software to optimise glass melting processes. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Re-educating policymakers

With misinformation clouding the public discourse about glass and leading to needless landfilling, GPI’s Scott DeFife (pictured) stresses the need for America to support and promote responsible recycling practices to obtain cleaner streams of glass for remanufacture. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

A complete cold end system in Croatia

A complete cold end system in Croatia

Manufacturer of cold end equipment for the glass industry MSK offers solutions for conveying, palletising and packaging right through to fully automatic complete systems. Uwe Jonkmanns explains why Swiss glass packaging manufacturer Vetropack chose MSK to supply industrial packaging lines and logistics systems at its Croatian plant. The full version of this article appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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