Following his recent election as Chairman of FEVE’s Glass Flaconnage Board, Laurent Zuber spoke to Glass Worldwide, preferred journal of FEVE, about his role in the management of SGD Pharma and the company’s evolution into a world leading supplier in pharmaceutical packaging.
Sometimes, existing glass processing systems fail to meet the set requirements of the operator. For example, the lack of quality of the initial products, the susceptibility of the plant components to error or outdated technology are reasons why appropriate measures to improve the situation are becoming ever more urgent. In many cases, complete renewal of the plant is unfeasible, with a high investment requirement expected. Alfred C Beimdick et al report on a successful retrofit of a mirror production system, which has been upgraded to a quasi-as-new system by a sound and competent analysis of the weak points and the subsequent renewal of a few system components. As a result, this project has led to a significant increase in quality and incidentally, noteworthy energy savings.
Announcing ambitious expansion plans for a new greenfield plant, Sushil Jhunjhunwala spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about La Opala’s specialist production of opal and lead crystal tableware, as well as his pride at recently being awarded the AIGMF’s inaugural C K Somany Glass Award.
What will the glass factory of the future look like? What are the benefits when data makes glass production transparent? At glasstec, Grenzebach presented a series of extendable digital solutions. Peter Seidl and Roland Jenning explain.
A record number of former winners were present at this year’s Phoenix Award banquet in Germany, where Oliver Wiegand’s outstanding contribution to the international glass container industry was recognised in front of family and friends.
In his first interview since joining O-I as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, John Webb spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about the industry pioneer’s ongoing transformation and how initiatives such as a dedicated plant manager development programme and a new approach to standardisation are benefitting the 26,500-plus workforce across 79 plants in 23 countries.