In addition to the latest industry news, this issue features 40 articles covering the latest technological innovations, market analysis, industry events and opinions throughout the hollow, flat and solar sectors, including:
ON THE SPOT:
Exclusive interview with Saga Shoffner, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing at O-I.
An exclusive visit to the HNG Global plant in Germany, now running successfully since being acquired in 2011.
Technical articles covering flat glass processing, melting, conditioning and forming.
• IPGR’s Christian Roos and Günter Lubitz emphasise the need for closer collaboration between glass manufacturers, R&D institutes, universities and suppliers to generate innovation.
• Formerly of ZIPPE, Horst Moser reflects on four decades of supplying batch technology to the international glassmaking industry.
ANNUAL FOCUS ON NORTH AMERICA:
Market report: Glass packaging review by the GPI.
Factory Spotlights: In depth profiles of Owens Corning, SAGE Electrochromics and Guardian’s plant in Richburg.
On the Spot: Exclusive question and answer session with Phil Tucker, Senior Research Engineer at Johns Manville and a member of the programme advisory committee for the Conference on Glass Problems.
Personality Profile: Exclusive interview with Stephanie Streeter, the first ever female CEO of Libbey.
Supplier Focuses: The North American activities of Argent Enterprises, Grenzebach and SORG.
FOCUS ON SAUDI ARABIA:
Exclusive market report covering key flat and hollow players in the Saudi Arabian glass industry.
12 technical articles covering Process Control & Inspection of flat and hollow glass.
Company profiles of LiSEC, Intermolde and Grenzebach.
FEVE’s views on building brands with designer glass.
Reviews and previews of the 74th Conference on Glass Problems, GlassPrint 2013, ATIV Conference, Vitrum and the Heye International Symposium, as well as a comprehensively updated diary of forthcoming events in 2014-15.