Guardian’s latest jumbo coater at its Carleton, Michigan glass manufacturing complex is a major milestone in a long history of oversized glass production from the company that delivers solutions to architects and fabricators around the world. Rick Zoulek, Vice President of the Americas, exclusively describes the benefits of this significant investment, as well as Guardian’s other activities in the region.
René Meuleman discusses justifications in support of distributed control systems (DCS) for glass industry process control, against programmable logic controller (PLC) based systems.
Following his exploration of different steps to be taken towards optimising forming process stability and reducing the weight of glass containers, in the coming issues Paul Schreuders addresses amazing discoveries related to XPAR Vision’s BlankRobot development. Introduced at the recent glasstec event, the BlankRobot is a true revolution in glass forming, where the amount of disturbances to the forming process is reduced drastically, hence paving the way for most effective forming process automation. Here, the focus is on swabbing and the BlankRobot itself.
2019 Phoenix Award Committee Chairman confirmed
Jean-Luc Logel, Chief Executive Officer at IRIS Inspection machines, has been named Chairman of the Phoenix Award Committee for 2019. He spoke to Glass Worldwide about his pride at taking on this role, leading the committee’s selection process for this year’s Glass Person of the Year.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jeff Daochuan Liu, President of Fuyao Glass America
Appointed President of Fuyao Glass America in November 2016, Jeff Daochuan Liu exclusively described to Glass Worldwide the impressive progress at the company’s state-of-the-art automotive glass fabrication facility in Moraine, Ohio.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of the Verallia Group
It was just over a year ago that Michel Giannuzzi succeeded Jean-Pierre Floris as Chairman and CEO of the Verallia Group. Subsequently, he has also been elected Vice President of the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). Glass Worldwide asked Mr Giannuzzi about both roles and his initial perceptions of the industry.