O-I INTERVIEW

O-I INTERVIEW

In the last quarter of 2021, O-I Glass completed a €40 million investment in the Czech Republic, reconstructing a furnace at its Nové Sedlo plant and renewing related equipment including two production lines. Antonín Petras, plant manager described to Glass Worldwide the step forward in sustainability at the plant, which has operated for almost 145 years and today specialises in beer bottle production. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Taking pattern glass to the next level

Taking pattern glass to the next level

Managing Director of Grenzebach Machinery (Jiashan) Ltd. James Shang has been with Grenzebach since the foundation of its subsidiary in China, where the company is now known as a reliable, high-quality supplier and partner, particularly for float and pattern glass equipment. Glass Worldwide caught up with Mr Shang to find out how Grenzebach has gained such a firm foothold in the Chinese market. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE CERVE INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE CERVE INTERVIEW

Italy’s Cerve Group was born in 1953 and the Bormioli family, owner of the group, has been active in the glass industry since the Middle Ages. As the business continue to grow and enhance the quality and sustainability of its products, President and Owner of Cerve Giovanni Bormioli spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about diversifying from decorating to glassmaking. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Using IoT sensors to complement periodic radar refractory inspections

Using IoT sensors to complement periodic radar refractory inspections

Fred Aker explains how PaneraTech’s recently-introduced Polaris IoT sensors for continuous refractory monitoring can work together with the company’s SmartMelter portable radar inspection sensors to monitor the condition of refractories. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE BEATSON CLARK INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE BEATSON CLARK INTERVIEW

Founded in 1751, Beatson Clark’s long history of glass manufacturing for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage sectors has been driven by quality, flexibility and innovation. Sales & Marketing Director Lynn Sidebottom explained exclusively to Glass Worldwide how the company combines a trend-driven bespoke packaging service with an enduring focus on sustainability and championing British business. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Enhanced inspection with deep learning

Enhanced inspection with deep learning

Fast and accurate classification of defects is crucial for automatic inspection systems. Bertrand Mercier explains why ISRA SURFACE VISION’s P2 inline inspection system for glass plate coating now features deep learning classifier technology. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE STOELZLE INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE STOELZLE INTERVIEW

In recent years, Stoelzle Glass Group has transformed its UK Stoelzle Flaconnage plant into an aspirational model for the production and decoration of sustainable premium spirits bottles. Head of Spirits Business Unit August Grupp and Thomas Riss, Stoelzle Flaconnage’s CEO spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about pushing the boundaries in development, design and manufacturing in the pursuit of excellence. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

IYOG2022 Opening Ceremony kick-starts ‘The Age of Glass’

IYOG2022 Opening Ceremony kick-starts ‘The Age of Glass’

Communities from all glass sectors and regions have eagerly anticipated 2022: the International Year of Glass, following formal resolution approval granted by the United Nations General Assembly last May. With onsite numbers limited because of Covid-19 restrictions, Glass Worldwide joined 140 esteemed attendees for IYOG2022’s two-day official opening ceremony, held at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the unique characteristics of glass in all its forms. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive.

GROUND IS BROKEN AND DELIVERY UNDERWAY OF £54MILLION GLASS FUTURES DEVELOPMENT IN ST HELENS

GROUND IS BROKEN AND DELIVERY UNDERWAY OF £54MILLION GLASS FUTURES DEVELOPMENT IN ST HELENS

Glass Futures, Network Space Developments, St Helens Borough Council, Liverpool City Region, MPs Marie Rimmer and Connor McGinn welcomed UKRI to the site on Friday 4 February 2022 to mark the ground-breaking of the Glass Futures Centre of Excellence. Glass Worldwide was there. The full version of this article appears in the March/April 2022 issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive.

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