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Easy entry to Industrial Internet of Things

Easy entry to Industrial Internet of Things

For glass plant operators, manufacturers, plant and machinery builders, as well as glass processors and finishers, it is a good time either to join or expand the world of connectivity. The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) offers many opportunities, as Tobias Wachtmann explains. 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*.

Demonstrating the value of glass industry apprenticeships

Demonstrating the value of glass industry apprenticeships

Winner of the Glass Focus Apprentice of the Year Award 2019, Joe Boyd recently completed his apprenticeship as a Control and Instrumentation Engineer at Saint-Gobain Glass UK. Joe spoke to Glass Worldwide about his achievements at one of the UK’s leading flat glass manufacturers, some of the skills acquired via the company’s apprenticeship programme and how national glass industry award recognition has reinforced his career aspirations. 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*.

CO2 neutral glass production – a route to reduce CO2 emissions

CO2 neutral glass production – a route to reduce CO2 emissions

Dipl-Ing Bernhard Fleischmann summarises the glass relevant results of the SynErgie project and describes an idea that unfolds from numerous discussions about CO2 emissions and reduction. The idea of a closed CO2 loop is drafted that still uses fuels, however renewable fuels, to melt glass. The concept allows compensating the fluctuations of renewable electric power regarding availability, with the possibilities to store electric energy when disposable as synthetic fuel. This article is based on a paper presented at the GlassTrend sessions during the 25th International Congress on Glass
(ICG2019) in Boston, USA in June 2019 and the full version appears in the July/August issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE AGC INTERVIEW: Philippe Bastien

EXCLUSIVE AGC INTERVIEW: Philippe Bastien

EXCLUSIVE AGC INTERVIEW: Philippe Bastien

Earlier this year, AGC’s Regional President Building and Industrial Glass Europe, Philippe Bastien was elected Chairman of Glass for Europe, the representative association for Europe’s flat glass value chain. Glass for Europe’s preferred journal, Glass Worldwide interviewed Mr Bastien about his current goals in both roles, as the Covid-19 health crisis forces everyone to reassess their priorities. 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 ENCIRC INTERVIEW: Adrian Curry

EXCLUSIVE ENCIRC INTERVIEW: Adrian Curry

EXCLUSIVE ENCIRC INTERVIEW: Adrian Curry

Over the past two decades, Encirc and its predecessor company Quinn Glass have implemented numerous examples of advanced glass container manufacturing technology throughout the company’s two UK production sites. Now an important part of the international Vidrala Group, Encirc’s latest projects include the development of innovative Industry 4.0 capabilities with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Adrian Curry, Managing Director spoke to Glass Worldwide about his 24 year association with the business and some of its many achievements. 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 SGD Pharma interview: Christophe Nicoli, CEO

Exclusive SGD Pharma interview: Christophe Nicoli, CEO

Exclusive SGD Pharma interview: Christophe Nicoli, CEO

As a key supplier to the global pharmaceutical industry, SGD Pharma is well versed in the process of contingency planning. This experience has greatly assisted the specialist glass packaging manufacturer in implementing its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with melting at all five production sites continuing to run at full capacity throughout the crisis.

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