AFGM Articles 2017
South East Asia has emerged as a major powerhouse for glass tableware production in recent decades. The development of a sizeable, local middle class and rising purchasing power have been pivotal, in addition to which, the region has become an important exporter to Europe, the Americas and the rest of Asia. In the first part of a two part article, freelance correspondent Sunder Singh discusses the industry’s main producers in Indonesia.
This September, Bangkok Glass Public Co Ltd will bring on stream a float glass manufacturing facility, a project that represents a major diversification from its extensive capabilities in glass container production. As Pavin Bhirom Bhakdi, President, explained to John Wallis, this project illustrates the company’s goal to become a ‘total glass solutions provider’.
In an exclusive interview with Glass Worldwide, Erwin Banquil discusses his role as Vice President for the Packaging Division at Asia Brewery Inc in the Philippines. This includes operations for the manufacture of glass and plastic packaging, as well as cartons and metal closures.