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 *.
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 *.
Exclusive O-I interview: Robert Gachot, Group Executive for South West Europe
In the past three years, Owens-Illinois has invested more than €250 million in its French glass container production sites. Robert Gachot, Group Executive for South West Europe, discusses some of the projects completed and those in the pipeline, including the relocation of its regional headquarters to purpose-designed premises in Lyon. The company’s Spanish activities are also discussed. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.