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A question of balance: Sustainability and profitability

A question of balance: Sustainability and profitability

A question of balance: Sustainability and profitability

Sustainability is no longer merely an environmental imperative. There are also sound economic reasons for decarbonising. René Meuleman discusses why an Industry 4.0 approach to process control is the key to balancing profitability with carbon neutral goals. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Every second counts

Every second counts

Every second counts

David Dineff introduces Agr’s laboratory-sized measurement system for glass containers, which utilises optical gauging technology in combination with automation and advanced operational software to perform a complete dimensional analysis in a matter of seconds. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STEKLARNA HRASTNIK

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: STEKLARNA HRASTNIK

Earlier this year, Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik stopped making glass tableware to concentrate exclusively on satisfying the high quality glass packaging needs of the international spirits and perfumery sectors. As Chief Executive Officer Peter Čas explains, the decision to refocus on these premium markets has stimulated a series of high profile investment projects in recent years, including commissioning the company’s new oxygen-fired furnace this November. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

Construction underway for Uzbekistan’s first float project

Construction underway for Uzbekistan’s first float project

Siemens Solution Partner HORN Glass is responsible for all technological equipment required for the construction of Uzbekistan’s first float glass plant. Fully automated production is expected to begin in the summer of 2021. As Magdi El-Awdan reports, the real net output ratio for this project was the turnkey specialist’s highest ever. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ARDAGH GROUP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ARDAGH GROUP

As one of the world’s leading producers of glass and metal packaging, Ardagh Group is delivering essential materials to customers and final consumers that are fully recyclable. According to Chief Sustainability Officer John Sadlier, the group is becoming a benchmark for sustainability throughout the industry, as the following exclusive interview explains. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue that has been mailed globally and is also now available free of charge in the digital archive*.

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