Exclusive Sisecam interview: Sener Oktik, Chief Research and Technological Development Officer

Exclusive Sisecam interview: Sener Oktik, Chief Research and Technological Development Officer

More than 650 people registered for last November’s Sisecam International Glass Conference in Istanbul, including strong support from international glassmakers and the academic community. John Wallis spoke to Professor Dr Sener Oktik, Conference Executive Chair and Sisecam’s Chief Research and Technological Development Officer about future plans for the conference and how they align with Sisecam’s ambitious R&D goals. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.

Lagnieu modernisation signals the way ahead for Verallia

Lagnieu modernisation signals the way ahead for Verallia

Towards the end of 2019, Verallia completed a €24 million investment at the group’s specialist glass food packaging production site in Lagnieu, located some 50km north east of Lyon. A project involving rebuilding one of two furnaces and modernising the associated production lines, this is the latest in a series of important Verallia investments in France, valued collectively at more than €200 million in the past four years. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.

Flexibility focus for greenfield US glass container project

Flexibility focus for greenfield US glass container project

Following an official ground breaking ceremony in southern Georgia, USA last October, partners in the proposed Arglass Yamamura glass container project are targeting a November 2020 plant start up. Jose Arozamena, Chairman and CEO of Arglass Yamamura and Koji Yamamura, President and CEO of Japan’s Nihon Yamamura Glass share common goals for the ambitious initiative, involving flexibility, efficiency and sustainability, as John Wallis discovered. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.

Coating lab opened during Coating Competence Days

Coating lab opened during Coating Competence Days

During the first Grenzebach Coating Competence Days, the company opened a specialist coating laboratory, which is geared to the requirements of glass coating. According to Dr Jens Ellrich, the lab can process glass widths of up to 3.4m and is equipped with state-of-the-art coating technology from strategic partners Solares Advanced Coatings (Belgium) and Advanced Energy Industries (USA). The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.

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