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Batch and cullet plant specialist celebrates 100th anniversary

Batch and cullet plant specialist celebrates 100th anniversary

Batch and cullet plant specialist celebrates 100th anniversary

A specialist in batch and cullet plants, recognised by customers throughout the world, ZIPPE Industrieanlagen celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Some 250 people work for the head office in Germany, with local sales and service offices and 30 representatives providing support to international customers. Dr Bernd-Holger Zippe and Susanne Zippe detail the company’s history and its growth into a leading supplier to the global glass industry.

Sizing up furnace boosting power supplies - From grid to glass

Sizing up furnace boosting power supplies - From grid to glass

As hybrid furnace designs seem to be a sensible option for glass manufacturers to start reducing CO2 emissions by moving away from fossil fuel, René Meuleman discusses considerations to be made when scaling up electrical power supplies and why collaboration is a necessity. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

A dream team for productive and space saving stacking

A dream team for productive and space saving stacking

For its latest glass handing machines for stacking sheets of glass, SCHOTT chose the space saving, six axis robot from Comau, which also included the complete integration of Siemens’ Sinumerik Run MyRobot / Direct Control in the robot arm. Tobias Wachtmann reports. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

A more sustainable source of inspiration

A more sustainable source of inspiration

It was 50 years ago that SORG introduced the first all-electric VSM furnace. According to Volker Müller, having supplied more than 100 of them and electric boosters for more than 500 fossil-fired furnaces worldwide, the German family-owned manufacturer still leads the way with its sustainable solutions. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE VITRO INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE VITRO INTERVIEW

EXCLUSIVE VITRO INTERVIEW

It was in 2016 that PPG Flat Glass was acquired by Vitro, combining the core values and strengths of two leading North American flat glass manufacturers to create a stronger, single corporation. Roberto Cabrera, Vice President of Technology is responsible for engineering and capital projects for the realigned Vitro architectural glass business. He spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about his role, as well as the organisation’s strengths and its ability to solve complex problems together with customers, advancing the role of flat glass production technology. The full version of this article appears in the September/October issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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