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12 Company profile Verescence Verescence invests in its largest, greenest furnace

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Industry 4.0 in glassmaking How industry 4.0 can improve container glassmaking

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Mexican overview Container sector continues to flourish

Digital glassmaking: Heinz-Glas: A flacon for a digital world

Company profile: FAMA FAMA enter a new era Company profile: MGFS Family business for the Mexican market

46 Refractories: Emhart: 444- a formulation for thermal shock resistance 48 PSR: Tackling production issues 51

Forming: GPS: Boosting productivity using an automatic mould system

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64 History: Casting a light on glazing

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Conference programme Floor plan and exhibitors’ list Guide to exhibitors and product services

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55 Lubrication: Novaxion: Novaxion’s latest swabbing robot is integrated onto Emhart machine 58 Cromogenia: Lubrication oils to prevent leaks

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Editor’s comment

Greg Morris

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An opportunity for glass like no other

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n the two months since my last editorial comment an enormous amount has happened concerning the glass industry. In mid-December a nature programme called Blue Planet was broadcast on the UK’s main television station. The show highlighted the impact plastic was having on the globe’s oceans and wildlife. It contained stark images of animals in distress after they had come into contact with the material. The programme, viewed by more than 12 million people, had an immediate effect. Plastic was suddenly the new evil. Plastic, and its lasting impact on the environment, was brought to the forefront of public consciousness and became a talking point for the nation’s social commentators. While the issue had been discussed before it had never been on such a large scale before and to a mainstream audience. The response to the subsequent public outcry was swift. The UK Prime Minister promised to eradicate plastic waste by 2042, a supermarket said it would eliminate plastic packaging by 2023 and, in Scotland, the country’s Parliament banned plastic straws in its cafes, bars and canteen. Importantly for glass, milkmen in the UK reported interest in traditional bottles was rising among consumers, who preferred glass instead of plastic.

The furore against plastic reminded me of a campaign in my youth against the use of CFCs in aerosol cans. CFCs were said to be damaging the ozone layer and, thanks to a public clamour, were removed from aerosols. It was recently reported that, some 20 years after the campaign, the ozone layer was beginning to heal. This shows how impactful a campaign can be and how change can occur. How can the glass industry capitalise on this public feeling against plastic? Now is the time for the sector to promote glass like no other, to highlight its environmental benefits and champion its endless recyclability. Consumers want a realistic and healthy alternative to plastic, which glass can provide. But this window of opportunity for the glass industry will not last long, probably only four or five months, before the agenda moves to other stories and public opinion focuses elsewhere. The glass industry must react rapidly if it wants to make the most of this chance. It must seize the mainstream media landscape and offer accessible and interesting stories for the public to digest. This is just one way of ensuring glass becomes the material of choice among consumers. � Greg Morris, Editor gregmorris@quartzltd.com

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Glass Futures reveals planned locations

Verallia is to invest €50 million in its Spanish operations in 2018. Verallia’s planned investments in 2018 are: Zaragoza, where the facilities will be updated in the early months of the year; Azuqueca de Henares, with a new production line to be added to its facilities; and Burgos, where the furnace will be refurbished and converted into one of the largest in Europe. The company said increased domestic and export demand, an upturn in end markets and

increased consumer awareness of the advantages of glass have combined to make Spain a strategic country. The Zaragoza plant – where an investment of €20 million is planned – is currently refurbishing its facilities. These improvements are designed to increase flexibility and capacity and modernise the furnace and the production lines. At Azuqueca de Henares, where the plant was totally upgraded in 2017, it will invest €5 million to add a new line in order to regain, by next spring,

the plant’s previous production level with only one furnace instead of two. At Sevilla, in the second half of 2018, the capacity of one production line will be increased. The group will invest €30 million at its Burgos plant for a new furnace and machinery, so Verallia can keep up with the Spanish wine market’s growth. The furnace’s production will be higher than at Azuqueca, as the company will have the largest furnace in Europe at its Burgos site.

..and spends €24m on Vauxrot, France end-port furnace Verallia’s Vauxrot glass plant in Aisne, France celebrated the lighting of a new furnace in an ignition ‘match’ ceremony. The furnace will supply the site’s three production lines that make bottles for the wine, spirits and beer markets, the latter boosted by the trend in micro-breweries. With the €24m investment, Verallia reaffirms its commitment to sustain and modernise its northern French site, a champion in the field of quick colour and model changes, thanks to its expertise in manufacturing complex glassware. The renovation work lasted three months and involved 600 people. Its end-port re-

generative furnace meets energy-consumption and air-emission standards. It can now run on gas, unlike the previous, 100% fuel-powered installation. Work has also been carried out on the hot and cold ends to improve working conditions: soundproofing of the hot-end cabin and wide use of hoists to reduce the carrying of heavy loads. The Vauxrot plant is the Verallia group’s historical glassmaking facility and was opened in 1827. The godmother of Vauxrot’s new furnace is Elisabeth Demuyt, the plant’s management assistant (pictured).

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Sisecam’s R&D unit secures award

Sisecam’s R&D Science and Technology Centre received an Intellectual Property Competence Award from the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Prof. Sener Oktik, Sisecam Group Research and Technology Development President, received the award from Dr. Faruk Özlü, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. The Centre was chosen from 889 R&D centres supported by the ministry.

Steklarna plots upgrade

Steklarna Hrastnik is to invest €4.2 million in its packaging glass programme. The lighting glass production unit will be transformed into the packaging glass production unit by Spring 2018. All employees from the lighting glass production unit will be offered reassignment within the group. The Slovenian company will invest €4.2 million in a new machine for packaging glass (IS-machine) and the transfer of the existing machine to Vitrum. This will increase the efficiency of the furnace in the new investment cycle by 25 tonnes per day.

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The Glass Futures research project is planning to locate at twin sites at Pilkington Glass and at the University of Leeds, UK. The considered Centres of Excellence are the mothballed line at the Pilkington Glass Watson Street Works in St Helens, Merseyside and the University of Leeds’ new research and innovation campus in West Yorkshire. The St Helens site would focus on hot end production, while the Leeds site will concentrate on the cold end. If the scheme goes according to plan, work will start on the two sites later this year and be operational by spring 2019.

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UK glass packaging manufacturer Beatson Clark has invested £2 million in its Rotherham plant. The investment covers areas from glass melting and production to inspection, packaging and IT. The latest investment is in addition to the £20 mil-

lion that has been spent on improvements over the past decade and is part of the company’s commitment to improve quality and maintain excellent customer service. Over Christmas and the New Year, Beatson Clark’s engineers installed a new

amber bottle making machine and upgraded the forehearth. Improvements to the forehearth will enhance glass homogeneity, deliver better quality glass to the machine which will produce high-quality bottles and jars using the latest technology.

O-I broadcast on UK television O-I has been featured in an episode of BBC2’s ‘Inside the Factory’ to illustrate how they make the Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise jar on UK national television. Presenters Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey (pictured) showed the complete glassmaking process, from visiting

23,000 free-range hens to how O-I’s Maastricht plant in the Netherlands created the jar from recycled glass. O-I prioritises sustainability, safety and the premium nature of clear glass. Heinz Mayonnaise is distributed to 39 countries including Malaysia and Panama.

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Nadir’s O-I acquisition discouraged by authorities Nadir Figueiredo’s proposed acquisition of O-I’s tableware unit in Brazil has been discouraged by the authorities. Brazil’s General Superintendence (SG) of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) suggested the acquisition should be denied. The Superintendent said the acquisition would lead to the joining of companies operating in the same

market and at the same stage in the production of domestic glass utilities. “The analysis pointed to the existence of a market which, prior to the operation, was already very concentrated. “Nadir in some points (such as the maintenance of margins and revenues even with the entry of imported ones) already has a large market dominance. “A series of acquisitions

in recent years have been gradually concentrating more and more the domestic market of domestic utilities in the hands of the company,” said the secretary. “The competitive problems arising from the operation are difficult to negotiate.” The case will now be passed on to one of Cade’s six advisers, who will report the case.

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Milford site closure

Ardagh is to permanently close its Milford, MA, USA production facility. It blamed a continued decline in demand from the mass beer market in the United States for the closure. The site employs 250 people and closure is expected to take place on March 31, following which affected customers will be serviced from the group’s other American glass facilities.

CEO resigns

Gerresheimer CEO, Dr. Christian Fischer, will leave the company with immediate effect. Dr. Fischer has asked for an amicable premature termination of his services due to personal reasons. Gerresheimer said the decision was not based on diverging views regarding the strategy or business performance of the company.

Wiegand-Glas chooses Zippe for batch house

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German container glass manufacturer WiegandGlas has placed orders with Zippe Industrieanlagen for its Steinbach am Wald plant. The first order is for a new batch transport system from an existing batch house to the furnace. Commissioning of this batch transport will be realised in 2017. The largest order is a new batch house. In 2018 it will be installed on the premises of a former batch plant. The new batch plant is designed to supply multiple furnaces. This plant will start operations at the end of 2018.

Vertech’ launches SIL2018 version

French supervision solutions company Vertech’ invests 25% of its annual turnover in R&D. SIL2018 was officially released last December, and it includes more than 20 new features among which a robust Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) calculation managed at different levels by the system. The release supports 15 languages.

Thai Malaya Glass starts SB4 furnace from Sorg Thai Malaya Glass successfully commissioned the SB4 furnace from Sorg in Saraburi on time in October. The plant construction was on schedule, with commissioning and production starting smoothly. SB4 is a furnace with exemplary efficiency and energy consumption. Sorg Group’s subsidiary Nikolaus Sorg delivered the furnace as well as the fore-

hearths. EME delivered the batch house and the fully automatic cullet return. SB4 is a gas-fired end-port furnace with a Sorg Deep Refiner and melting booster. It is designed for a capacity of 300 tpd (tons per day) flint and amber glass for containers. The possibility of a performance increase up to 350 tpd is forseen. Batch charging is accomplished with the newest EME-NEND-S3 charger via

IRD doghouse. The plant is also equipped with a Sorg STW distributor and five Sorg 340S forehearths. The EME batch house is a tower system, designed for the highest flexibility in production of various glass colours (various formulas) for two furnaces and with a total capacity of 700 tpd. It will also feed furnace SB5 which will be commissioned in mid-2018.

Heinz-Glas selects Iris Inpsection The Polish subsidiary of Heinz-Glas has taken delivery of its first non-contact inspection equipment from Iris Inspection machines. Designed specifically for the inspection of perfume and cosmetics ware that requires the highest level of perfection, two Evolution Ultimate 4 machines have been installed

on the flint cosmetics line in Dzialdowo. This follows the glassmaker’s acquisition of the first Evolution Ultimate 4 design for its Klein Tettau glassworks in Bavaria, southern Germany. Evolution Ultimate 4 is a compact version of the Evolution Ultimate non-contact

inspection solution from Iris Inspection machines, requiring an area of one metre on the cold end conveyor, thanks to its innovative features. Both machine designs run the same software and inspection tools, in addition to which their hardware has been specially developed to limit maintenance downtime.

futronic’s MD retires Wolfgang Lachmann, futronic’s Managing Director, is retiring after 30 years at the German glass manufacturer. Lachmann started working at futronic in the role of Technical Manager and became Managing Director together with Michael Preuss in 2004. Preuss said: “[Wolfgang has] steered the company through ups and downs with consider-

able skill and rock-solid engineering expertise.” Preuss will now continue as the sole Managing Director of the automation specialist company. Stephan Pies will take over the sales responsibilities and Frank Ebersbach, Lachmann’s successor, will become the Head of Development. Lachmann said: “There’ll al-

ways be a place in my heart for futronic and I’ll be around to support the firm as a consultant on future projects where necessary.” Throughout his years at futronic, he has developed many new technologies. For example, in 2004, the FMT24S became the world’s first ever control system for glass machines to feature IP technology.

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Croxsons takes over Chinese furnace

Packaging company Croxsons has taken over a furnace at a Chinese glass manufacturer to produce antique-green wine bottles. The takeover was prompted by customer feedback concerning the lack of bottle choice in the global wine industry supply chain. There were concerns among Croxsons’ customers that the industry has moved bottles away from superpremium, to a lighter, standard weight bottle.

Ametek and SVA furnace solution

Ametek Land and SVA Industrie Fernseh (SVA) have developed an auto-retraction system to protect a thermal imager in a glass furnace. The housing and pneumatic auto-retraction system is for use on Ametek’s NIR-B (Near Infrared Borescope) thermal imaging solution for glass furnaces. The development provides protection for Land’s NIR-B Glass thermal imager against damage from overheating, particularly in cases of air purge, water cooling or power failure.

O-I signs glass recycling agreement

O-I and a waste-to-product company, Renewi, have signed a new agreement for their Maltha joint venture. Renewi will continue to own 67% of the joint venture, with O-I retaining its 33% stake.

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Rurex retirement

Rurex CEO Andreas Fremerey has retired. Mr Fremerey has been with the company for 34 years and retired on January 1 this year. Rurex is a German company that supplies extreme wear resistant products for the hot end area of the container glass industry. The company has appointed Mr Florian Zapadtka as the new Managing Director and CEO. His email address is florian.zapadtka@rurex.de

Top 10 stories in the news Our most popular news over the past month, as determined by our website traffic All full stories can be found on our website, www.glass-international.com/news � 1. Verallia to invest €50 million in Spain � 2. O-I’s glassmaking for Heinz Mayonnaise featured on TV � 3. Heinz-Glas benefits from Iris Inspection � 4. Glassman Asia in Thailand deemed a success � 5. Glassman Asia presentations available online � 6. Ardagh Group expands its Direct programme � 7. Verallia’s Vauxrot glass plant opens furnace � 8. British Glass members present sustainable glass manufacturing to the government � 9. Glass Futures reveals preferred locations for research sites � 10. Beatson Clark invests £2 million in site

TGI invests in swabbing robot on Heye IS Machine One of South East Asia’s premier glass container manufacturers is among the world’s first to successfully embrace automated swabbing technology under production conditions. Thai Glass Industries (TGI) has installed a Heye swabbing robot on a 10-section triple gob IS Machine producing NNPB bottles in Thailand. This is the first installation of its type in the country and in the ASEAN region. The robot is a cornerstone of Heye’s Smart Plant strategy as manual swabbing is one of the most important work steps for an IS machine operator. The robot allows precise and constant swabbing of the glass containers. Benefits include zero rejects from swabbing, avoidance of section stops, substantial savings on lubrication and improved operator safety. TGI personnel have been open-minded about this change to hot end working practices, embracing the swabbing robot innovation enthu-

siastically and this installation was immediately successful. Full training for IS Machine operation was provided at TGI, where a dedicated IS training section from Heye is available. The Heye triple gob IS Machine on which the swabbing robot is fitted was installed in 2017 and is the 13th IS Machine installed by Heye in Thailand in the past six years. The country’s first swabbing robot is operating success-

fully and is generating a lot of interest. Stable and equal distribution of lubricants in the process has been realised, with more time for operators to focus on optimisation and defect correction. “The swabbing robot is a great innovation and we are proud to have installed the first one in Thailand” said Pongdej Chamsawat, Assistant Vice President – Group Technical Service at TGI.

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Company profile: Verescence

Verescence invests in its largest, greenest furnace French luxury glass container manufacturer Verescence unveiled a £30 million investment at its flagship Mers-les-Bains plant, France shortly before Christmas. Greg Morris spoke to the company’s General Manager for France, Hélène Marchand, about the investment.

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ot only is Verescence’s new €11 million furnace at its Mers-les-Bains plant the facility’s largest, it is also its most environmentally friendly. The facility’s furnace number 6 has a capacity of 130t/day and is capable of producing 700,000 bottles a day. During the recent plant revamp, the company changed the design, shape and metallic structure of the furnace. It also reworked the installation of the feeder to obtain energy savings. The result was an energy reduction of 15% and 40% less CO2 emissions. The new furnace is gas instead of oil-fired. The majority of the furnace’s production will be a high quality glass named Xtra Flint, which is used in the high end perfumery and cosmetics sector and known for its brightness and transparency. While the majority of production will be flint glass, three of the furnace’s six production lines are capable of feeder colouration, should the need arise for coloured glass. Mrs Hélène Marchand, General Manager France for Verescence, is understandably pleased with the new investment.

“A furnace is only rebuilt every 10-12 years so this is a very important moment in the life of our glass factory,” she said. “The environment is very important to us and our customers. When we rebuilt furnace number 1 in 2015 we achieved a target of 10% energy savings. “When we rebuilt number 6 part of the specification was to do even more energy savings, so we looked at a reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission. The new furnace complies with regulations and makes us even more environmentally friendly.” Reducing its energy output and CO2 emissions is also good for its customers, who communicate a lot to consumers about their CSR. “By sourcing glass from Verescence the customer improves their environmental impact,” states Mrs Marchand.

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Company profile: Verescence

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of the Mers-les-Bains manufacturing site and two decoration plants in Ecouche and Abbeville. The company makes glass for the perfumery and cosmetics industry and its customers include global names such as Chanel, Hermès and L’Oréal. It manufactures about 1 billion fragrance and cosmetic bottles a year globally. The Mers-les-Bains site employs 850 people and was originally built in 1896. The site has three furnaces – its two other furnaces have a capacity of 65t/day and has 13 production lines in total, in single and double gob. Once the glass is made, about 80% of its production is distributed to its French decoration plants, before being transported to its customers and shipped around the world.

Mers 2018 plan The recent investment was part of the Excellence 2018 plan and more specifically the Mers 2018 plan dedicated to the plant. A total budget of €30 million was allocated to renovate the facility, of which €11 million was for the reconstruction of furnace number 6. The investment included a complete modernisation of the production floor space. The factory was given a fresh lick of paint, new LED lighting installed, the canteen revamped, the offices renovated and the changing rooms modernised. Until 2016 the site also produced pharmaceutical glass, but this was moved to a new site in St Quentin, owned by SGD Pharma, while the Mersles-Bains site became under the ownership of Verescence and is dedicated solely to perfumery.

The decision was made to embark on the ambitious investment project in 2016. Mrs Marchand said: “We said to staff, we will stay in the factory and change it. Not only will they have competitive production tools to work with but we will change the aspect of the factory and make it a nice environment to work in. I think staff are satisfied with the jobs done so far but it is not finished yet, work is still ongoing.” Some of the production equipment Mrs Marchand refers to has been an investment in its forming technology. The cosmetics and perfumery industry is constantly asking for more differentiation of glass bottles to ensure their products stand out from competitors. As a result, glassmakers such as Verescence are requested to manufacture ever more complex shapes. Mrs Marchand said: “There is no limit to the imagination and we meet our customers’ requests as much as possible. We are asked by clients to go and find something new all the time in our forming techniques. The trends of a few years ago were for heavy bottles with lots of glass, but today the requests are for lighter bottles. “So today we have two types of requests: for very heavy bottles and for original shapes- for example, a shape inside the shape. Then we also have requests from clients for lighter bottles, so we are working in two directions. “For this we needed to change the forming process and make an investment.”

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Inspection It has also invested in a new generation of inspection machines from fellow French company Tiama. “It is sometimes difficult to spot defects in perfumery and cosmetics bottles because they are so small,” states Mrs Marchand. “Automatic inspection machines on the market today have a good level of detection, and for us this is particularly important in terms of final quality. “But there are still some defects we are not able to see even with automatic machines and we need to make progress with our suppliers to be able to detect these defects with the machines.” The Mers-les-Bains site is situated in the heart of France’s famous Bresle Valley, which is a historic hub of glassmaking. Many local people are employed by the numerous glassmakers in the region and their knowledge of glassmaking goes back for generations. They take pride in their work because there is a rich culture of glassmaking in the area. Partly because of this, the Verescence site has a nice balance of older and younger workers, with a good configuration of experience and newer, fresher ideas. Also on site is an R&D centre and a school of glass. The company takes R&D seriously, with the majority of its 100 R&D staff based in Mers-lesBains. The Xtra Flint glass mentioned above was launched in 2015 and was the result of two years of R&D. The glass is regarded as brighter and more crystalline than perfumery flint glass. It has achieved a high luminance and light can now shine more brightly through the bottle. Its school of glass teaches people machinery training. Its production lines can have up to four job changes a day, so training for this is important. “We have short production runs compared to the rest of the hollow glass industry. Our average production run is around two to three days on one line,” states Mrs Marchand.

� The investment included a complete revamp of the plant.

Industry 4.0 The next step for the factory is continued investment and to investigate the use of Industry 4.0 in its glassmaking process. It has invested in two 3-D printers on site for decoration purposes and envisages a lot of progress in decoration with Industry 4.0. The company has a technical director who recommends its technology suppliers for the group’s factories. For a company to be considered as an equipment supplier to Verescence, not only must it meet criteria in terms of quality and price, it also must be able to work with the company on innovation. “We need to be able to work together to develop new functionalities,” states Mrs Marchand. “It is important to be able to work with your suppliers to develop and innovate together and to be able to be better tomorrow, together.” �

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Industry 4.0 in glassmaking

How Industry 4.0 can improve container glassmaking Technology experts give their view on how Industry 4.0 will impact the glassmaking industry. Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service

Further automation of the glassmaking process is inevitable. It is more difficult to find motivated people to work in the hot glass industry and more automated production will lead to higher yields and thus also more efficient production using less energy. However the Industry 4.0 I see just as a Title above what has been going on for some time already. It will help us to move it forward and get the attention of top management in glass factories.

2. Do you expect the digital concept to be embraced by the hollow glassmaking industry? Yes it will and yes it does already: automatic swabbing is an easy example. The next step is integrating the whole process as the hot and cold end are often separated. The benefits will be energy savings, higher yields, higher flexibility with a smaller workforce.

3. What does your company offer its customers in terms of the Industry 4.0/digital glassmaking concept? Glass Service has developed a full automatic control for glass melting and conditioning that has been installed for more than 18 years. It is called the Expert System III and is now transferred into Expert System 4.0 as we integrate more and new sensors such as batch imaging to make the process more automatic and showing it is part of the Industry 4.0 movement.

ďż˝ Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service.

4. Has digital glassmaking become an important concept at your company? Do you have an R&D team devoted to it, for example? Yes for us Industry 4.0 has focused our work more in this direction with our R&D focusing on developing new sensors such as new HD Infrared Camera and online redox sensors to be added into our control system Expert System 4.0.

5. How has your technology evolved to embrace the digital age? Some of our products were fully oriented to Industry 4.0 even before people had heard about Industry 4.0.

6. Are there any negatives to the digital age? I cannot see any negatives. The only negative is after some time of more automation there is no easy

way back anymore. For example, with automatic swabbing, operators lose experience of how to swab. But this process is again inevitable and progress is made in this way. There was a time furnaces were controlled manually without temperature measurements by Thermocouples, but today nobody thinks anymore how to control a glass melting furnace without knowing the measured temperature.

7. What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time? I see more integration and automation for the actual production process. You will only need operators to maintain equipment and machines to keep it going. You can compare for example today float glass production with container glass, there was already more automation in the forming process, so more glass is produced with fewer people.

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1. How important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow and container glassmaking?

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Jean-Luc Logel, CEO Iris Inspection Machines

1. How important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow and container glassmaking? Industry 4.0 is essential for our industry to generate further improvements, as it is for every industry. It is a valuable tool, contributing to better quality and productivity.

2. Do you expect the digital concept to be embraced by the hollow glassmaking industry? Yes, because this additional tool can serve to deliver considerable payback in terms of quality improvements and increased productivity. With Evolution inspection machines, for example, this relates to the introduction of self-learning and self-improving characteristics, including the automatic identification of engravings. Evolution 12 and 5 models are selfadjusting according to production trends for repeatable settings, while machines and operators are able to interact in real-time. As well as the introduction of the Industrial Internet of Things, Smart ecosystems allow the Iris team to initiate collaborative innovations. Industry 4.0 is customercentric but with human personnel remaining central to the process, in particular for ‘after self-service’. On an operational level, a great deal has already been achieved, with proprietary information systems available in many glass plants, including Vertech’s SIL, EKF’s lafys and Heye’s PlantPilot systems. There is feedback of information to the hot end, repeatability of adjustments, as well as the ability to achieve independence from human involvement and be more proactive.

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3. What does your company offer its customers in terms of the Industry 4.0/digital glassmaking concept? We have been working on 4.0 concepts for a long time. When the company was established in 2002, our inspection machines were designed to be ‘intelligent’. Evolution machines are able to learn from production conditions and to self-adjust their settings to detect a defect, even in the engraving, regardless of the bottle position. In the Evolution 5, each camera is automated. This means that

via interaction with the operators, Evolution 5 is able to reposition the camera following an instruction from an information system. All Iris innovations are available to every customer, most of whom already benefit from this technology. This is an essential component of our DNA, to share our latest release with customers. At Iris, the client remains central to our focus.

communicate and dispose of the standard communications capability widely used in the hollow glass industry. Industry 4.0 is a world of openness, where standards of communication offer great compatibility and global standards with robotic production. In addition, of course, inspection machines and sensors will have to be compatible.

4. Has digital glassmaking become an important concept at your company? Do you have an R&D team devoted to it, for example?

6. Are there any negatives to the digital age?

Digital has always been important at Iris. We provide inspection solutions, with advanced software and optics, so we have to be at the state-of-the-art, with 15% of turnover reinvested in R&D every year. One team is devoted to the DataMatrix reader, for example, which provides traceability by reading dataMatrix codes. Using this technology, we can follow/ track/trace a bottle during its whole life cycle and know all relevant information that makes it unique, including when it was made, where and from which mould.

5. How has your technology evolved to embrace the digital age? First, it is essential to underline the importance of having outstanding robots and sensors on the production line. These devices alone will deliver quality and productivity, as well as providing the required qualitative information and measurements to the system. Without the correct machines on-line, the entire data analysis system is useless. The wrong equipment will lead to imprecise information being processed, leading to unadapted actions and corrections. Furthermore, the machines on-line should be able to

“Data is the oil of the 21st Century,” says Peter Sondergaard, Executive Vice President at Gartner Research. And like oil, data is precious. The most important risk is to lose data… or worse! Previously, ‘Big Data’ meant a massive volume of data that is so large it cannot be stored in common servers. Today, it means that your data is somewhere in the Cloud so if data is the new gold, we have to keep it safe and secure! Our solutions ensure that data is stored in the manufacturing information system.

7. What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time? Machines will operate independently from human intervention, with more data and more monitoring and supervision. Humans will remain an essential part of the process, however. They are the key to the creation of added value with this new information resource.

� Jean-Luc Logel, CEO Iris Inspection Machines.

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1. How important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow and container glassmaking? It is definitely a must. Glass as packing material is always under pressure from materials such as PET and cans. So glass manufactures must strive to become better, every day. This journey will never end, glass must become lighter, energy consumption must be reduced and glass containers must be financially attractive for all partners in the production value chain.

Our technologic solution set contains three columns, Smart Data (like PlantPilot, Tracking & Tracing or unique container coding by data matrix), Smart Machine Controls (like advance HMI, E-Timers or Smart Motion with multi weight production or swabbing robot) and finally Smart Process Controls (a large set of closed-loop process control solutions for gob weight, wall thickness, ware spacing and cooling control.).

2. Do you expect the digital concept to be embraced by the hollow glassmaking industry?

4. Has digital glassmaking become an important concept at your company? Do you have an R&D team devoted to it, for example?

If we see what article subjects we have in the magazines or which lecture titles we have at the conferences, definitely yes. Also if you see how the product portfolio of the leading suppliers evolve. The benefits will be cost reduction, reduction of energy consumption and bottle weight, work safety will increase and production will become more flexible.

Of course, we have a special team which analyses the challenges and improvement potential of every single production step, in the same time looking for new technological solutions. The advantage of Heye is that we are true glass people, not just a machine manufacturer. So we have the chance to combine glass expertise with high-end engineering.

3. What does your company offer its customers in terms of the Industry 4.0/digital glassmaking concept?

5. How has your technology evolved to embrace the digital age?

We offer a full concept from engineering to advanced technology to service and partnership in production optimising.

Compared to 10 or 20 years ago, automation and software concepts are more important. In addition, new enabling Industry 4.0 technologies such

as augmented reality have become more affordable, in addition to more flexible sensors and actors, new mobile devices etc. Our job is to select what makes sense and what has a potentially relevant benefit to improve production.

6. Are there any negatives to the digital age? Heye tries to concentrate on the most important working steps in the production process. Not everything that could be possible from a technological perspective makes sense from the financial or complexity side. We think that concentration or focus is key. E.g. swabbing of the blank moulds is the most important manual working step. For this step we offer an advanced robot solution helping to prevent losses and to increase the productivity in a relevant way.

7. What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time? Our vision is a smart plant. A smart glass plant that combines the best Industry 4.0 concepts to produce glass containers in an energy-efficient and profitable way. The smart plant is highly automated, able to keep a high quality level at low unit costs.

ďż˝ Mark Ziegler, Marketing Manager,

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1. How important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow and container glassmaking? This is a good question but I would reverse it. Can the container glass industry achieve its objectives without Industry 4.0? We work in a challenging industry where our objectives for productivity, flexibility and innovation are ramped up every year and where our customers request to push the limits every day. If we also consider the evolution in human resource and access to glass experience, we urgently need to implement new solutions. We believe that the Smart Factory concept is potentially a strong asset and well tuned to our industry. Our approach to Smart Factory is quite simple and straightforward. Glass plants are full of data. For years now, these data were used to picture the plant process and give plant and line managers a view on the status of their productivity. Let’s say this was Industry 3.0, the data set up age. Tiama was already part of it with its IQ product line dedicated to quality tracking systems. Industry 4.0 is about evaluating these existing data and making use of them to keep the glassmaking process under control. To participate in this challenge, Tiama is following two paths: on one hand, we are developing process controls and quality control sensors at the glass plants hot-end and cold-end. On the other hand, Tiama is developing Service solutions to make use of existing and future data. This is one aspect of Industry 4.0. This approach makes sense with Tiama’s background, knowledge and products. However, digitalization of the plant, another aspect of Industry 4.0, is mandatory to build the flexible plant our customers are after. To answer this, Tiama is giving a modular capability to all its products, both for process control and for quality control, all of them sharing the same architecture and hardware and capable of being

modelized and integrated into a plant network.

2. Do you expect the digital concept to be embraced by the hollow glassmaking industry? As of today, Tiama is in the process of evaluating how to effectively implement Business Intelligence solutions. We do not want to propose to our customers a half validated solution: this is why Tiama is currently running several customer cases. One of the projects aims to link hot-end sensor observations to cold-end inspection sensor results. The final gain was positive: Tiama was able to raise production recommendations that allowed the improvement of global line efficiency. But this was only a concept validation. Tiama is now running the same approach at the plant level. For Tiama, the potential benefit of the Smart Factory is triple. First, it will allow our own customers to improve their global efficiency and profitability. Then, it will value data coming from all the Tiama sensors - whether it originates from hot-end process control systems or from cold quality inspection machines, not to mention the fantastic potential for Smart factory of our traceability product line (hot-end laser engraving of a unique

time stamped and cavity synchronised code) itemising and following each container from the gob cut to the palletiser. Third, it is for Tiama a guideline for innovation.

3. Does the Industry 4.0 offering benefit your customers? Yes, they will benefit from it. Everything is there to run Industry 4.0 solutions successfully in container glassmaking. The complex process, the data, the great plant resources, the IT backbones, the challenges and market demand. When will it take place? I cannot answer but I am pretty sure it will not last long before all major groups take this turn.

4. Has digital glassmaking become an important concept at your company? Do you have an R&D team devoted to it, for example? Tiama is structured to sustain the Smart Factory activity. Through the various projects we are currently leading, we set a team capable to answer to container glassmakers willing to join the party.

5. Are there any negatives to the digital age? No negatives, but the challenge is in the mind frame evolution of the industry and people. This is why Tiama is strongly service-focused with dedicated teams to accompany the plants with these changes. We continue to develop new, adapted services such as enhanced, predictive maintenance programmes supporting this new environment.

6. What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time? � Benoît Burin des Roziers, Sales & Marketing Director, Tiama.

A glass container plant attractive to the younger generations, where data is a friend and a colleague, the container is unique and automation allows to free minds for innovation.

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3. What does your company offer its customers in terms of the Industry 4.0/digital glassmaking concept?

� Stephan Pies, Director of Sales, futronic.

1. How important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow and container glassmaking? Digital technology is continuing to make inroads into industrial manufacturing. As an automation specialist, futronic has devoted considerable attention to Industry 4.0 for some time. We’ve accumulated broad know-how and experience in this area. Our aim is to secure a pole position for ourselves with respect to the digital transformation and develop sustainable automation solutions.

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2. Do you expect the digital concept to be embraced by the hollow glassmaking industry? There’s no doubt that the hollow glassmaking industry will have to embrace it and indeed, that’s already happening. Yet whereas in many branches and industries this theory has already been turned into practice, at least in part, in the container glass sector the majority of machines and components in a production line are still standalone units. But insular solutions have had their day; the ability to network machines from different manufacturers is increasingly taken as a given. Rather than simply improving isolated machines or workflows, as has always been the case in the past, Industry 4.0 focuses on the value creation process as a whole and optimises it holistically. The advantages are undeniable: higher energy efficiency, productivity and operating reliability. Not to mention the positive impact on company profitability.

From the outset, futronic has pursued an open source strategy with its machine controls and drives. Our systems can be flexibly tailored to machines from different manufacturers and with different specifications. This principle was strictly adhered to by futronic during the development of the FMT24S machine control, for instance. And, of course, it also formed the basis for our annealing lehr control (FLC). We’ve now set about networking these two systems together. The two components each have a freely configurable Ethernet interface, which allows the control to be connected to a higher-level process control system as well as to the FMT24S. Information on the machine state, productivity or job changes – factors that are vital for temperature control in the annealing lehrs and hence for quality assurance – can be recorded in the system in this way. That may be only a first step on the path to Industry 4.0, but we’re determined to keep on treading it to the end and develop more networked automation solutions in the future.

4. Has digital glassmaking become an important concept at your company? Do you have an R&D team devoted to it, for example? We don’t have a special team dedicated to it specifically right now. As a mid-market company, we’re not really in a position to take on an investment in the resources needed for such complex technologies and projects on our own. That’s why we cooperate closely with various partners in this area. And I don’t need to tell you that all our R&D staff have it at the back of their minds whenever they develop a new control system. They have to. We all have to. If we didn’t, new developments wouldn’t stand much chance of surviving in the market.

5. How has your technology evolved to embrace the digital age? The technology – the hardware and software – is one thing. Big data is quite another. The data generated by the systems plays an important role in Industry 4.0. It is not the quantity of data that matters though, it is the quality. We therefore need to give more thought to what we actually do with it. We need to

be clear about which data adds genuine value for customers. And about which machines in the production network profit particularly from which data and how. That’s the real challenge when it comes to developing sustainable automation solutions. And, once again, we’re well on the way to mastering it.

6. Are there any negatives to the digital age? It is not so much the sheer volume of data that is the problem. It is more putting that information into order, interpreting it and deciding which is important and can be leveraged effectively that costs time and therefore money. However, those steps can be automated to a large extent. Digitalisation obviously also has farreaching consequences in other areas, such as human resources. A whole series of tasks lie ahead of us here, to which individuals, society, politicians, higher education and companies that provide training will have to adjust and for which jobs and professions that are suitable for meeting future needs must be defined. I firmly believe that there will still be a need for human machine operators, for instance. The question, above all, is how many and with what qualifications. It is a question that concerns us all.

7. What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time? We’ve talked about a few points already: glassmaking will become more energy efficient, productive and profitable as a result of digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the technologies they give rise to. It will also be safer. Safety will be key here too. And apart from that? Plant and equipment manufacturers today are expected to respond more flexibly to whatever the customer wants and naturally glassmaking is no exception. I can’t imagine, though, that we’ll ever be in a position to manufacture one-offs for the same price as standard products. I reckon that’s where Industry 4.0 will come up against its limits. In the end, however, it’s difficult to predict what the future holds. It’s crucial that we stay on the ball and don’t wait too long if we’re going to play an active part in shaping the future of automation.

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And finally, the view from a glassmaker: Etienne Gruyez, Managing Director at Stölzle Masnières Parfumerie 1. In your opinion, how important is the Industry 4.0/digital concept to hollow/container glassmaking?

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This is a key new set of tools and way for working. Industry 4.0 is not just limited to the company itself. It encompasses the suppliers and the customers. The idea is to share the information all along the way. As the market is ever changing, it is important to be able to answer in a rapid way. The digital concept does allow speed at a fraction of what it used to cost. Also, Industry 4.0 will allow to create better products as more data is available and can be analysed.

4 How has your glassmaking technology evolved to embrace the digital age?

7 What is your vision of a container glass factory in five to 10 years time?

We are continuously investing in new technology that is available on the market but we are also working with some key manufactures to work together on developing new machines to better serve our needs. We are also adapting to new possibilities so we also need to be agile in our processes and decision making.

Quite a challenging question as we don’t know what the technology and market will be in five years. So, I don’t know what the vision will be but for sure, it will have to be even closer to the market needs and probably even closer to the end user needs.

5 Do you have a specialist devoted to digital glassmaking? We have a person who is working on all this new digital technology but at the same time, you need to encompass the entire company into the process as it impacts every level.

2. Has your company embraced this technology?

6 Are there any negatives to the digital age?

Yes, we have already started. First of all, we have been able to develop new products in a more streamlined and efficient way. We can offer new decorated glass samples in four weeks. This is a key advantage when our customers are asking for a rendering of items. They are no longer just getting a 3D printer sample, they get their real item. Also, the digital technology helps us in our production process. In the glass manufacturing process, we have hundreds of KPI from the gob, mould temperature, glass distribution, etc. When we add the Big Data analysis to all these sets of data, we are now able to pick up some trends, relationships between parameters which help us to produce a faster, better and a more reliable way. Machines can now self adapt to changes of parameters they are generating.

As with any new technology, there are some negatives but the main one is training the people involved and working with these new technologies. They need to accept to learn new tools and new ways of working. They need to learn to adapt. Our challenge, as a company, is to make sure we provide the proper training to our staff so that they can adapt to these constant changes. And these changes are even more rapid.

3 Does the Industry 4.0 offering benefit your customers? Yes, as already explained, customers are gaining speed to market and better design to cost features. It does provide them with more flexibility and agility.

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Digital glassmaking

A flacon for a digital world Virginia Elliott, CSO and Oliver Kober, Manager of Inspiration & Flacon Development at Heinz-Glas, discuss how a new perfume flacon meets the requirements of the digital world.

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ne of the most important and ubiquitous trends of recent years is digitalization. Our daily, private communication now runs on various social media channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. We stream movies, TV shows and Alexa makes our home smarter. Digitalization does not only play a major role in our private life but also at the Heinz-Glas Group. Digital communication via Skype and social media platforms connects us and our customers across all locations and makes it possible to exploit the full potential of our internationality and diversity worldwide. New creative and technical innovations are constantly being developed that change our life and social environment. This change is also noticeable in the cosmetics industry. This development is currently only limited to labels and cartons, which are lit with printed organic light-emitting diodes.

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Add value Digital cartons are one thing, but how could a perfume flacon look and add value in the digital world? We asked ourselves this question two years ago within HeinzGlas’s inspiration department. Customers had indicated a strong interest in this topic at previous inspiration workshops and how we could connect to the digital world, so it was finally time for the development of a perfume flacon with integrated electronic technology from Heinz-Glas. Since November 2015, Heinz-Glas, together with the company ds.Xpress Multimedia, developed a perfume flacon with a personalised display. The challenge was to combine the electronic components with our cosmetic requirements in such a way that the usual aesthetics of a flacon remained intact. We developed several design concepts with ds-Xpress and our tool development over a long but concentrated development

� Virginia Elliott, CSO, Heinz-Glas, alongside Heinrich Quintero, CEO, ds.Xpress Multimedia.

period until the actual final technical realisation in the second quarter of 2017. The result is a digital perfume flacon with the name of TimesSquare. It impresses with its simple, elegant and luxurious design and the extravagant, integrated high-tech. This allows the end user, by means of an app, to provide the flacon with a personal message and design. It can be played on the flacon using your own pictures, videos and music and can be used over and over again. The media can be provided with personal text and edited and changed using different filters. Through TimesSquare, the end user gets a perfume flacon with an added value that is absolutely unique. TimesSquare not only adds value to the end user but also to our direct customers. In order to use the personalisation of TimesSquare, the end user can download the free app and register to reuse the flacon. After the consumer registers on the app, the perfume and cosmetic industry can get an overview of the locations, volumes and consumer information worldwide and can thus plan targeted campaigns and marketing strategies by analysing the data. In October 2017, Virginia Elliott, HeinzGlas CSO presented TimesSquare at

LuxePack Monaco. Virginia introduced TimesSquare at the FEVE panel where glass manufacturers could present their ‘novelties’ in regard to annually changing topics in front of customers. The topics that the panel could choose from to present at the FEVE panel were either 1. The Digital Big Bang, 2. Emotion or 3. Brand Awareness. Virginia chose to present TimesSquare, which addresses all of these topics in one product. The digitalization and emotion through the display and app and the brand awareness as the flacon is refillable. We are now presenting TimesSquare to our customers to develop and strategise

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how their own flacon will be created with the TimesSquare technology. Generations two and three of TimesSquare are in progress, so stay tuned for more innovation. We can only say that no one has counted on this digital inspiration, neither our customers or our competition and we are so proud at Heinz-Glas to be the first to introduce this revolutionary product to the perfume and cosmetic industry. �

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Country profile: Mexican container industry

Mexico’s container glass sector continues to rise Mexico is one of the largest and fastest-growing container glass sectors in the world, spurred by its vibrant beer and tequila industries. Recent acquisitions, takeovers and new plant set-ups have made the country’s container glass industry one of the world’s most interesting, reports Seema Gahlaut. FEVISA, MEXICALI

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Acquisitions Vitro’s food & beverage container glass division by O-I, and Heineken’s packaging divison Empaque’s acquisition by US-based packaging firm Crown Holding have completely changed the landscape of the Mexican glass industry in recent years. The US company’s Constellation Brands acquisition of AB InBev’s brewery and its setting up of one of the largest container glass plants at Nava further changed the demand-supply dynamics of the sector.

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Company profile: Mexican container industry

Beer China

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15 million containers

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Falroni Tech, Iris Inspection, FIC UK, Praxair

Estimated at $20.5 billion the domestic beer industry is the largest component of demand for container glass in the country. Dominated by two major brewers, Grupo Modelo (AB InBev’s subsidiary - with a market share of 57%) and Heineken’s Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (40% of the beer market), Mexico is the world’s fourth largest brewer on a volume basis. Beer production in the country in 2016 was 10.5 billion litres, an increase of 8% over 2015. Domestic per-capita beer consumption at 63 litres is among the highest in South America. In 2016, Mexico overtook Germany in beer production to become the fourth largest brewer in the world. The vast majority of its beer production comes from AB Inbev’s Grupo Modelo, which makes Negra Modelo and Corona; and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma/Heineken, which produces Tecate, Bohemia and Heineken. Although there is a healthy growth in domestic beer consumption in Mexico, beer exports has been a major factor behind the growth of domestic production. Beer exports grew by 13% in 2016 to 3.2 billion litres. The growth in its beer exports has been due to the advance in the internationalisation of Mexican brands achieved by AB InBev and Heineken. While the United States consumes 80% of its beer exports, Mexican beer is gaining a foothold in other markets such as the UK and China, which are the third and sixth largest customers for its beer, where imports increased by over 50% in 2016. Other countries registering a double-digit increase in their imports in 2016 were Australia, Canada, Colombia, Belgium and Ireland. Constellation Brands’ container glass plant has been set up to cater to exports of bottled beers to the US market. More investments in the industry are expected to increase future demand. In November 2017, Grupo Modelo said it would invest 14 billion pesos (US$756 million) in a new brewery and bottling plant in Hidalgo, its eighth in Mexico. The new facility is expected to start operating in March 2019 with an annual capacity to produce about 320 million gallons (nine million standard beer bottles a day) of beer a year. This plant will boost the company’s overall capacity by 18%. The new plant, which will produce both Corona and Victoria beers, will be the second largest in the world in terms of production volume, second only to Grupo Modelo’s Zacatecas brewery.

Demand drivers

Tequila

Demand from the food, beverage and pharmaceuticals sub-segments has been the major factor behind the growth, driven by demand for alcoholic beverages (mainly tequila and beer). In addition to domestic consumption, a spurt in exports in these two categories has necessitated investments in modernisations, furnace additions and plant set-ups.

Tequila is one of the most widely recognised cultural symbols of Mexico in the world. Over the 40 years since the spirit was first granted a protected Denomination of Origin - first by the Mexican government in 1972 and later by the

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Country profile: Mexican container industry

secondary packaging, advertising and point-ofsale presentation modules.

Constellation/ O-I joint venture (Industria Vidriera de Caohuila (IVC)

World Intellectual Property Organization in 1978 - it has also grown to become one of the most important sub-segments in Mexico. According to the Mexico’s National Chamber of the Tequila Industry (Cámara de la Industria Tequilera), Mexico now exports 435 bottles of tequila per minute to more than 100 countries around the world. And although Mexico remains the world’s number-one consumer of tequila, the country exports around 70% of its production to the US, Europe and Asia. Mexico produced almost 230 million litres of tequila in 2015, of which around 180 million litres was exported, according to the Mexican Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). A recent report into the global market for tequila predicted it would reach $9.17 billion by 2021, a rise of 16% from 2016.

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O-I Owens Illinois (O-I), the largest container glass producer in the country entered the Mexican glass industry by acquiring Vitro’s container glass operations in 2015 for US$2.297 billion. Prior to the acquisition, Vitro was the largest container glass producer in the country. The company produced glass containers across multiple end uses, including food, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. The Vitro acquisition included five food and beverage glass container plants in Mexico, a plant in Bolivia and a North American distribution business. O-I’s container glass plants in Mexico are located in Monterrey, Guadalajara, Los Reyes (Mexico City), Queretaro and Toluca. Its Monterrey plant is the largest container glass manufacturing plant in the country. In addition to container glass, O-I Mexico also features an in-house design agency where customers and designers work together. O-I Design Solutions assists clients in developing their brand, graphics applications, jar caps,

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O-I and Constellation Brands formed a 50-50 joint venture in 2014 to operate a glass container production plant in Nava. The plant, called Industria Vidriera de Caohuila (IVC) provides bottles exclusively for Constellation’s adjacent brewery, which brews Mexican beer for export to the United States. The joint venture agreement included the expansion of the glass production plant from one furnace to four furnaces by 2018. Currently, three furnaces of this plant are operational. The fourth furnace is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018. In the third quarter of 2017, O-I and Constellation Brands extended the term of the joint venture agreement ten years, to 2034. The JV also approved addition of a fifth furnace at the plant. This furnace (fifth) is expected to be operational by the end of 2019. Following the installation of the fifth furnace, the Nava plant will be the largest glass container factory in the world. This capacity expansion, which is estimated to cost approximately $140 million, will be financed by equal contributions from both partners. Constellation did not brew any beer before 2013. The company had exclusive US distribution rights for the Grupo Modelo brands – including Corona, Modelo, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria since 2007 and had been distributing them in the Western USA, since buying Chicago-based distributor Barton Beers in 1993. Constellation Brands got into brewing after the US Department of Justice ruled that AB InBev’s 2013 purchase of Grupo Modelo for USD20.1 billion violated US anti-trust laws. By a court ruling, Constellation was awarded the US rights to the Grupo Modelo brands. After a USD4.75 billion deal with AB InBev in June 2013, Constellation Brands started producing beer for the US market at the Nava facility.

Sivesa (Crown Holdings) Sivesa, which now operates as part of US-based Crown Holdings is among the top three container glass producers in Mexico. The company, which has seen many ownerships and management changes in recent years, has a container production plant at Veracruz and supplies glass bottles to major breweries in the country. Sivesa, which was a part of Empaque was acquired by Heineken in 2010 as part of the FEMSA Cerveza acquisition. In 2014, Heineken sold the business to Crown Holdings for USD1.225 billion. However, Empaque remains a supplier to Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, Heineken’s wholly owned subsidiary in Mexico, through long-term supply contracts. Continued>>

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Country profile: Mexican container industry

FEVISA Founded in 1989 with one mechanically timed forming machine, Fevisa has grown manifold over the years through a series of partnerships with companies such as Rockware, Coca Cola, SaintGobain, Anchor Glass, Anheuser-Busch, Novamex, Grupo Modelo and Wiegand Glass. It has two plants in Mexico: one in Mexicali serving the export market and the other located in San Luis Potosi serving the domestic market. The company now operates seven furnaces with fifteen glass container forming lines producing more than 1500 tons of glass per day.

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Crown Holding is building a one-furnace glass bottle operation in Chihuahua. The facility will produce non-returnable bottles for the beer industry and is set to start production in early 2018.

Grupo Modelo Grupo Modelo (acquired by AB InBev) operates three plants in Mexico at Tultitlán, Estado de México (called Nueva Fábrica Nacional de Vidrio), at San Luis Potosí, (Vidriera Industrial del Potosí) and Tierra Blanca, Veracruz (Vidriera de Tierra Blanca). Its glass division meets the majority of AB InBev’s beer bottle demand. The company has 10 furnaces and 30 bottle shaping lines, as well as decoration lines for vitrified labels. The combined capacity from these three plants is about 15 million glass containers per day.

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Vitro Vitro ruled the Mexican container glass industry for a number of years, prior to its food and beverage container glass business acquisition by O-I. Vitro’s operations in Mexico currently comprise of glass for cosmetics, fragrances and pharmaceutical, as well as in the flat glass segments including automotive and construction, businessrelated with chemicals through Industria del Alcali and manufacturing moulds and machinery through Fabricacion de Maquinas (FAMA). Vitro’s container glass business in Mexico registered revenues of $163 million in the first nine months of 2017, a decline of 14.1% from $186 million in the first nine months of 2016. Vitro also has a joint venture with the Comegua Companies (Vitro has a 49.7% stake in Empresas Comegua in Central America), a holding company that operates production plants in Central America and supplies glass containers to the soft drinks, food, beer and wine markets throughout the region and the Caribbean.

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French luxury glass producer Saverglass is in the process of constructing a container glass plant in Mexico. Saverglass has invested €100 million in setting up the facility, about 40kms from Guadalajara. The facility will produce bottles for tequila, wine and rum and make bottles in a variety of colours. It will commence operations in June 2018. With an installed capacity of about 80 million bottles per year, Saverglass will focus on three geographical markets: American wines, tequila and the rum market in the Caribbean and Central America. Saverglass has had a long association with Mexican container glass industry. The company has been supplying container glass requirements of Esencia y Sabor de México, a specialist in refined drinks such as tequila.

Vidrio Formas Located just outside of Mexico City in Lerma, Vidrio Formas has been supplying container glass to the tequila and food industries for 27 years. The company has provided some of the top companies in Mexico with a distinct glass bottles for their brands. The company has an installed capacity of 420 tons per day from two furnaces at its plant.

Grupo Pavisa Grupo Pavisa produces glass for wine, liquor, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The company offers flint glass, silk screen, rustic glass and decorated containers for liquor products; jars, bottles for juices and drinks, and bottles for sauces and dressings; and products for perfumes and cosmetics.

Gerresheimer Mexico Global pharmaceutical glass producer Gerresheimer operates a tubular converting plant at Queretaro (formerly Ampolletas). With an installed capacity of 1.3 billion glass containers per year, the facility was recently awarded the best facility among Gerresheimer’s pharmaceutical and medical packaging group. �

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Company profile: FAMA

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Vitro’s glass machine subsidiary FAMA is 75 years old this month. It has expanded its geographical scope beyond the Latin American region to Europe and beyond. The group’s Sales and Marketing Director, and glass industry veteran, Luis Zertuche, spoke to Greg Morris about the company.

abricacion de Maquinas (FAMA) was formed in 1943 as part of the Vitro group’s technological arm. Its aim was to provide integral processes to its prestigious parent company by supplying new machinery and equipment. Over the subsequent 75 years vital glassmaking machinery such as IS machines, furnaces, plant design and moulds have been researched, designed and manufactured at the company’s plant in Monterrey, in northern Mexico.

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Company profile: FAMA

“Our aim is to introduce FAMA into the market and to make it one of the best in the world. “It’s a challenge of course but we are working on that. We want to position the FAMA brand as a separate part of Vitro. FAMA has to have its own identity, so we have created its own web page, a customer service page and a marketing area. “The focus is to position FAMA into the mind of the people. “There are big competitors out there who we are very respectful but we think there is a market for everybody and we want a piece of the pie.”

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acquisition but its parent company’s portfolio in the hollow sector was just one plant, a cosmetics glassmaking site in Toluca, Mexico. As a result, FAMA had to diversify its strategy into alternative markets Since then it has marketed its presence around the world and exhibited at a number of glassmaking exhibitions. As part of its strategy to diversify its customer base it has also invested more than $12 million in the past year. The company’s Director of Sales and Marketing Luis Zertuche is a well-known figure in the Mexican glass industry. He has been with Vitro for 25 years in roles ranging from Regional Managing Director in Colombia to Director of Strategic Planning, and has been based in Texas, USA; Brazil as well as Mexico. His experience includes negotiating with the Brazilian government over a new proposed glass plant in the country and was previously responsible for Vitro’s recycling programme, which helped contribute to a reduction in emissions and consumption of raw materials and energy. “I have a long story here,” he states. “We are glass people, we love glass, we love working with glass and we have a lot of expertise. The company is well focused, varied and has well established values that staff adhere to.”

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The company is focused on five areas within glassmaking: developing in-house IS machines; designing, building and maintaining glass furnaces; moulds, foundry, and automation. Its automation department has the capability to provide the architectural and automotive flat glass industry with control systems for glass handling. “We focus on the hot end,” states Mr Zertuche. “And that is what makes us stand out from competitors. We can provide a full service to customers, from the moulds up to the furnace design and maintenance.” While FAMA’s focus in on container glass, with 75% of sales from the sector, the flat glass business accounts for the remaining 25% and is set to grow as parent company Vitro becomes more involved in this area. In the past all production was focused into Vitro’s container division plants in Mexico and Bolivia. It means that FAMA’s moulds, furnaces and IS machines are widespread around the region, particularly in O-I Mexico’s plants. FAMA is now expanding its market into other container manufacturers in Mexico, such as ABInBev, Grupo Modelo, Heineken Sivesa and several others in Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica and USA. Vitro used to have a huge engineering department, which has been incorporated into FAMA. It has made great strides in IS machine manufacturing and has several 12 quadruple gob machines in operation.

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Company profile: FAMA

It takes great pride in its R&D operation and has more than 20 engineers with MBAs dedicated to it. “The R&D department is a priority here. We work with the customers’ requirements and try to be best option for them with the specifications we offer,” states Mr Zertuche. As well as IS machinery its R&D is also focused on furnaces in the container and flat sectors. It works with refractory companies to incorporate the latest technologies into its designs in order to reduce gas consumption and increase the life of the furnace. “These factors are very relevant when you take a decision as to who is going to design and build your furnace,” states Mr Zertuche.

Investment Its recent £12 million investment also included 18 new 5 and 6 axel CNCs from Japan, new inspection machines, technology for its tool rooms, 3D scanners and carbide tungsten plungers. It also invested in staff training on new computer systems, sales and customer service. “It’s been quite a change within the company. Vitro has a put a lot of faith in FAMA and we want to be one of the best options that a customer has on the market for the next five years. We have plans to invest more, we are growing, and we want to be prepared for that growth. “We will have the capacity to absorb customer requirements from different parts of the world.” It is well known that Mexico’s container sector is flourishing at the moment, but Mr Zertuche believes it will expand further. “Mexico is known as an automotive hub of excellence and I think the same is happening in the glass industry. “There are several very well established glassmakers here with a lot of glass experience and know how. These vary from the large players, such as O-I, to smaller companies with just one small furnace who are not well known. “I think that the glass industry in Mexico will be strong for a number of years, even more so than it is at the moment, it has not peaked yet.” FAMA will celebrate its 75th anniversary in February 2018 with a party for a number of its 110 full time staff. “It is not easy to reach 75 years. We are now in a new era with different challenges from the global market. “So the celebration will remind us what has happened before and what is to come,” concludes Mr Zertuche. �

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Company profile: MGFS

Business is booming for MGFS

Business is booming in the Mexican container glass industry at the moment with a number of new investments and construction of a new plant. As Hans Mehl, Director of MGFS, states, the company has never been so busy.

It is very busy right now but also very exciting. There are a lot of new projects in the Mexican glass world. We are sometimes taking care of two projects at the same time. It gets undoubtedly busy in the container glass industry.

Hardly a week goes by without a new story about the Mexican glass industry, such as new investments and innovations. Has it kept you busy? Absolutely. We have never had so many projects as today. There are a lot of new investments made in the container glass industry. We deal with everything, from big, turn-key projects to heat up jobs and smaller maintenance jobs. We are fully booked throughout this year.

ďż˝ A family business: Hans Mehl, (left) with his wife Isabel Gonzalez (centre) and nephew Luis Weller (right).

Why, in your opinion, is the Mexican glass industry going through such a boom period at the moment? Is glassmaking part of the culture in Mexico? I don’t think that it has to do with the culture in Mexico, but it has to do more with the strategic location of Mexico. There is our big brother, the USA, in the North and then there is a border with the Atlantic Ocean, one with the Pacific Ocean and one with the Caribbean. The US market is demanding a lot of bottles, mostly for beer and wine. Mexico is a low cost producer. Export is easy due to the vicinity to the oceans. As for the beer bottles, Mexico is not exporting so many beer bottles but mostly bottled beer. These bottles go into the export and do not return to the country. Continued>>

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Company profile: MGFS

We last spoke at the Glassman event in Mexico in 2015. What has changed at MGFS? Are you closer to Hotwork International and Heat Up Latin America now? MGFS is still an independent company. Heat Up Latin America was established together with Hotwork International from Switzerland also as an independent company. MGFS is not part of Hotwork but we cooperate very closely. We share service personnel and I am also the CEO of Heat Up Latin America. MGFS has gone stronger into furnace and batch plant projects. MGFS has also increased the number of companies which we represent. Together with the companies we represent, we are present in nearly every project here in Mexico.

What services do the groups provide? MGFS provides: Supervision of furnace constructions (steel structure and refractory installation). Supervision of hot repairs, furnace operation and technical assistance, furnace audits including endoscope inspection. Furnace heat up including bolt control. Supervision of batch plant constructions. Audits of fused cast pre-assemblies. Heat Up Latin America provides: Furnace heat up and cool down. Expansion control, furnace drains, checker cleaning, all sorts of drilling, electrode exchange and electrode drilling in hot conditions. Combustion systems and burners. Oxy-fuel systems for emergency regenerator hot repair or checker exchange.

What markets do you serve? We serve every market in the glass industry. Hollow glass, float glass, C-Glass, pharmaceutical glass etc. We serve mostly the Mexican market but we also work in the US, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

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What benefits does this bring to customers in the region? We are very close to our customers. Reaction time in case of any emergency is very short. All of our employees speak Spanish and English. Communication is easy. The products of the companies we represent are very broad. Therefore the customer can contact us for various needs and the contact person is always the same. We have more than 25 years calling on the Latin American market. With Heat Up Latin America, we are also constantly improving our equipment and trying to implement solutions to well-known problems.

“The team I work with every day, show me their commitment, not only to the company, but also to me. Every day is a challenge and I

like that.

� Hans Mehl has been in the glass industry for more than 30 years.

in emergency cases. First, we solve the problem, then we speak about invoicing. Dealing directly with customers’ problems and together with the customer solve these problems. Constant improvement of our equipment and technology.

You (Hans) have spent a number of years working in the glass industry. What motivates you to keep going? The team I work with. Every day, they show me their commitment, not only to the company, but also to me. Every day is a challenge and I like that. We have spread out our activities, and there is no time for boredom. Glass is my passion and I hope to “deal with heat” for a long time.

Do you anticipate more growth in the Mexican industry or is this the peak? I think we are far from the peak. We hear a lot about new projects and even if they are still not all confirmed, if only 50% of these rumours are realised, there is a lot of work to be done and there is a bright future for the Mexican glass industry.

Finally, how many staff do you have at the company? Does your nephew still work for you?

What, in your opinion, makes you stand out from your competitors?

In 2015, MGFS was a company consisting of 3 people and today we are a team of 10. Yes, Luis Weller, my nephew, still works with us and today he is our Operations Manager and also cooperates with Heat Up Latin America. My wife Isabel Gonzalez is also working with MGFS and she is our Financial Director and also takes care of Human Resources for both companies. Heat Up Latin America consists of a team of another 10 specialists who are full time employees and we can count on another 10 freelancers who cooperate with us. �

More than 30 years of experience in the glass industry. Strong links to other companies who can support us in case of need. Fast reaction time

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Refractories

444 - a formulation for thermal shock resistance Kenneth Andrew Domann*, Ceramic Engineer and Larry Finn**, Laboratory Manager discuss a formulation that has helped solve the issue of thermal shock in applications such as expendables. Research included a collaboration with the local university as well as testing in glass plants.

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ver the past five years we have worked to solve the issue of thermal shock, particularly in feeder tubes. Our customers had continually asked for this customisation. Initially, the work showed increases in thermal shock resistance negatively affected the corrosion resistance. This is the normal trade off for refractories development. So, our task was twofold: increase the thermal shock resistance, while maintaining corrosion resistance. We followed the basic scientific method in four to five directions, then focused on the most promising direction, the formulation of what would later become 444. With our direction down to one path, we set up a design of experiment to optimise the mix, and now add a third variant, manufacturability. First sintering aids were investigated. Several different dopants including titania were assessed at different concentrations and the resulting parts were tested for basic properties, including MOR, and MOR after thermal shock cycles. After testing, these dopants were disregarded from future development of this mix.

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University collaboration After hundreds of laboratory batches and numerous collaborations with the local university, Missouri S&T, we were able to get a mix for trial. For two years we tested this mix with many customers. The results took a long time to acquire, due to the necessity of post-mortem evaluation. However, at the end of this period we concluded that this mix has an excellent resistance against thermal shock, while also maintaining a long lifetime compared with the competitors and our traditional mixes. Following the success at our customer trials we have now offered this new mix

� Fig 1. Cross Section of two thermal shock samples.

formulation to all. The thermal shock resistance of each specimen is rated based on how well they hold up to thermal cycling. Visual inspections and impulse excitation testing are used to rate the samples after radical, extensive thermal cycles. Specimens are heated up to 2500°F and removed from the furnace and allowed to air quench to room temperature. This is repeated five times. Fig 1 shows two such specimens that were exposed to these thermal cycling conditions. As seen in Fig 1 the 444 specimen remained intact while the standard specimen developed a crack across the centre.

Corrosion testing

DOE was implemented. Samples of 444 were fired at various temperatures, and then specimens were taken from the samples and tested under thermal shock and static and dynamic corrosion. These tests were to ensure that the optimal firing temperature was implemented when sintering this material. The final firing temperature was determined from these tests, and sample parts were cast and trialed at glass manufacturing facilities. This gave us a good idea of how the parts preformed in an industry setting. The trials went very well and the parts were observed post-mortem, to check the wear and conditions of the parts. No cracks or unforeseen failure mechanisms were present in the trial parts, finalising the testing period of 444 and facilitating the release of the new mix. The superior thermal shock resistance of 444 makes it the ideal choice for high thermal shock applications, including but not limited to expendables. �

*Ceramic Engineer, **Laboratory Manager, Bucher Emhart Glass, Cham, Switzerland www.bucheremhartglass.com

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Corrosion testing was also done on specimens made of 444. Under an accelerated cor rosive environment the specimens held up to chemical attack just as well as the standard materials. Once the mix was finalised, a firing

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Tackling production issues

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David Parkinson* reviews some of PSR’s initiatives that help glassmakers tackle production issues, and lays to rest some industry myths. Cat scratch cord dispersal - How do we do it?

Forehearth fuel efficiency How do we do it?

Refractory glass corrosion resistance - How do we do it?

You might think that the removal of cat scratch cord by the use of stirrers is a simple process. It isn’t. We are not mixing the inhomogeneous ‘cordy’ material into the glass like a food mixer. We are relocating it within the flow of glass so that it does not appear on the surface of the gob as a defect during the gob forming process. To do that we need to understand where the cordy material is and how it settles out in the furnace, forehearth and distributor. In our system design we need to take into account the channel width and glass depth, type of channel (whether profile or classic) glass temperature and type of cord, position of electrodes (if installed), position of the channel joint and position of any pre-existing drain that might also be installed. Given all these variables we then need to ensure that any pre-existing slot in the forehearth superstructure is in the right position and the correct size. If one doesn’t exist, or is in the wrong place, then we need to provide a new one. Most of our installations use paddle type stirrers although on occasions we may specify screw type stirrers, each one being specified with its own special paddle length or screw diameter to ensure that the cat-scratch is correctly dispersed. This is our know-how and it is why we guarantee every system we supply. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/ engineered-products/cord-dispersal-systems

Most people think fuel efficiency in the forehearth and distributor is a function of the firing system. They are wrong. The firing system can impact upon fuel efficiency but in the final analysis one supplier’s high pressure firing system is not substantially different to another’s. What really impacts on the fuel efficiency of the forehearth and distributor is (1) close control of the internal forehearth pressure such that cold air is not sucked in through the brickwork and peepholes are thereby cooling the sides of the glass flow and necessitating the firing system to work harder to heat the sides up, and (2) avoiding the use of large open flues to radiate heat from the glass surface such that the products of combustion are allowed to escape straight out of the flues creating a negative pressure inside the forehearth. Only the System 500 forehearth and distributor has the engineering that enables successful automatic control of both the cooling and combustion dampers. Any extra capital costs are quickly recovered and substantial fuel savings repeated year on year during each and every subsequent campaign. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/ engineered-products/system-5oo

Most people think that higher zirconia content automatically equals increased corrosion resistance. They are wrong. This is misinformation from marketing people. For instance a refractory compound formulated from pure zircon silicate (i.e. with 66% ZrO2) will have relatively poor corrosion resistance to soda lime glass whereas PSR-333 material with only 11.25% ZrO2 has excellent corrosion resistance to soda lime glass. A higher zirconia content can sometimes influence corrosion resistance but only if the constituent oxides are correctly sintered together. Slip cast PSR-333 and PSR-315 are direct bonded refractory compounds and the association that occurs between their oxides at high firing temperatures ensures excellent corrosion resistance. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/ refractory-products/feeder-expendables

Maintenance free forehearth burners – How do we do it? Conventional stainless steel forehearth burner nozzles will progressively block up as volatile materials in the forehearth atmosphere such as soda vapour condense on the relatively cold surface of the burner nozzle. As the backpressure builds from the reducing burner nozzle diameter, the air/gas mixture becomes weak and the maximum firing capacity Continued>>

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is reduced with the result that fuel efficiency is lost and good temperature control impossible to maintain. Ceramic burner nozzles from PSR replicate the form and shape of conventional stainless steel burner nozzles, thereby maintaining the seal inside the refractory burner block, but because the thermal conductivity of ceramic is much lower than stainless steel the burner nozzles run hotter, the volatile materials do not condense on the nozzle surface, and the nozzle diameter is maintained. Burner maintenance is eliminated and optimum fuel efficiency and temperature control is continuously maintained for the complete furnace campaign. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/engineered-products/ mr-5000-combustion-systems

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Discourage the production of ‘cat-scratch cord’ – How do we do it? PSR is able to provide its cord dispersal stirrer systems for the elimination of cat scratch cord, and to date has supplied almost 200 units. But it is possible to engineer resistance to it at the forehearth and distributor design stage. Although the source is hard to eliminate, being the glassy phase material rich in alumina and zirconia exuded from the fused cast AZS refractories in the furnace melting end, this inhomogeneous glassy material is not only chemically different to the parent glass but more importantly has a different viscosity. So as the glass flow progresses along the distributor and down the forehearths the difference in viscosity between the two glasses will become apparent and the cordy glass will move more slowly and concentrate in colder stagnant areas, waiting to be drawn back into the glass flow as temperature or tonnage increases. If you can ensure good glass thermal homogeneity and eliminate these thermally inhomogeneous areas at the design stage, such as is possible with PSR’s System 500 forehearth, there is a much better chance of discouraging the generation of cat scratch cord. Interestingly, the fact is that most of our Cord Dispersal Stirrer Systems have been installed on competitor’s forehearths rather than on our own. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/engineered-products/ system-5oo

Glass thermal homogeneity – How do we do it? Glass thermal homogeneity for the glass entering the forming operation is traditionally measured by the use of three triplex thermocouples located at the front of the forehearth, although if you were to believe some suppliers’ technical information apparently this parameter is not important. We do not agree. Although good and consistent production efficiency is fundamentally important, glass thermal homogeneity is only unimportant if you are unable to achieve it. PSR’s System 500 forehearth with its hot face forced air cooling and automatically controlled cooling and combustion dampers provides the tools to be able to achieve high glass thermal efficiencies, enabling the glass entering the forming operation to have the tightest possible thermal gradient and the best possible start for today’s lightweight glass container production processes. http://www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/engineered-products/ system-5oo �

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Boosting productivity using an automatic mould system Rolf Themann* discusses the GPS automatic mould lubrication system (ABL). It has a positive impact on a glass manufacturer’s business, such as costs, health and safety, product quality, productivity and resource efficiency.

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GlasproduktionsService filed for six new patents last year. All the 2016 patents are innovative modules for IS machines. The GPS modules help container glass manufacturers to improve their performance and efficiency, and to achieve higher product and production quality. Not only do the GPS patents have unique geometries and mechanics, they are suitable for integration in existing IS machines of any make. This is also a feature of the IS machine specialist’s latest innovation, the automatic mould lubrication system (ABL), which has already concluded its first successful tests. The new lubrication system was developed by the full-service provider in collaboration with its partner company T&T Turnov of the Czech Republic. Rolf Themann, Managing Director of GPS, (right) talked to Glass International about the company’s innovative new ABL system. Continued>>

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task of swabbing the moulds manually, which improves the safety level on the production line. Many operators lubricate the moulds at the hot end on the fly, which can result in serious injuries. Oil fumes are a by-product of the hot mould lubrication process. Automatic lubrication ensures that the operators are not exposed to these unhealthy fumes and that's one of the main – if not the most important – advantages of ABL.

Many manufacturers switch the machines off to lubricate the moulds for employee health and safety reasons. Does the ABL system offer a practical alternative?

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Can you explain exactly how GPS’s new automatic mould lubrication system works? The ABL system is a fully integrated system, so it doesn’t affect the IS machine operator’s interface for access to the IS sections in any way. Basically, the system consists of a tank containing the lubrication oil, the cooler, a pump and a circuit. It also includes the optional integration of a compressor, plus an air duct and piping with three pipes going into each section – lubrication IN, lubrication OUT and AIR. The lubrication oil is then delivered through spray nozzles, which sprays blank moulds and neck rings. The number of nozzles depends on the type of IS machine, and there is one nozzle for each cavity half, so a double gob machine would have four spray nozzles. The nozzles are positioned on a holder plate with integrated cartridges. The nozzles are adjustable elements that can be adapted to different processes and product sizes. They can easily be set up on test equipment before a job change. We recommend having at least two adapter plates, in which cartridges are already included, for quick and efficient job change. The entire system has a lubrication circuit with 60 bar over pressure. Each nozzle is opened and closed with the air, delivered through

a duct and the piping system, which has 6 or 8 bar over pressure, to ensure the reliable lubrication of blank moulds, neck rings, and blow moulds later. Tests have shown that the system achieves very good results with spraying times of approximately 35 milliseconds. The spraying interval can be set by the customer at anywhere between 12 and 15 minutes. The result is perfect glass containers because regular lubrication prevents the glass products from sticking to the moulds and the finished glass products have no trace of oil residue on them. We’ve checked that.

What are the advantages for a container glass manufacturer using GPS’s ABL system? The ABL system offers the manufacturer many advantages with positive impacts on various areas of their business, such as costs, employee health and safety, product quality and, naturally, productivity and resource efficiency. The GPS automatic mould lubrication system costs around half as much as the current price for similar systems. It can also be simply integrated in any existing IS machine. This means the investment is recouped in a short time. The health and safety advantages are obvious. With the ABL system, the machine operator doesn’t have to perform the dangerous

Definitely! Many manufacturers protect their employees by making it mandatory for machine operators to switch off gob delivery before swabbing the moulds. That reduces productivity and has a negative effect on product quality because the moulds cool. When production is restarted, the first glass containers tend to have non-conformities – so they cannot be sold. All in all, manual swabbing results in the loss of around three production cycles per section in a 30-minute period – and even more if you take the swabbing of the blow moulds into account. All this can be avoided with the GPS’s automatic mould lubrication system. And that brings me to the next key advantage: productivity gains. A fully integrated ABL system can increase production output by 3%. That might not seem much to the layman, but every plant manager and machine operator knows how complex and expensive it can be to achieve that kind of increase. And if the production process is already efficient, leveraging those last fractions of productivity gains is particularly expensive. The automated process also requires less lubricating oil because it is more even and regular than the manual swabbing process – both day and night. So the quantity of lubricating oil used can be precisely measured and geared to requirements.

Can the new system be integrated in any make of IS machine? When we develop our modules we always try to make sure that the various components can be integrated in any IS machine, and that also applies to the new ABL system. The holder plates with the nozzles are individually adaptable to any IS machine, process or product. Continued>>

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Our customers can also continue using their existing lubrication material from their supplier of choice. We simply adapt the viscosity to achieve the desired effects. And we have integrated a compressor that operates on a simple 220-volt principle to save the customer the expense of buying an additional compressor if it doesn’t have stable 6 bar air available. We are an expert in this sector, so we’re able to solve a lot of the potential problems customers experience in the planning phase. We're also a full-service provider offering end-to-end lifecycle management, and our customers can count on our support after the installation phase. We ensure any problems they experience are promptly eliminated.

We know our competitors' products. We also know their weaknesses and the problems they are associated with. Some of those problems are solved by our fully integrated system. As I already said, our ABL system has virtually no visible interfaces and the operator doesn't really see the ABL at all. Our system also doesn’t need any safety doors that obstruct operator access to the sections. No robots or other external applications are necessary outside the machine which usually take up a lot of space, are complicated to integrate and high maintenance, besides the high initial investment costs. We’re committed to delivering optimum solutions to our customers. The best solution to a challenging problem isn’t always the most expensive one, as we’ve proven that with our new automatic mould lubricating system. And this will continue to be our guiding principle in the development of systems for container glass manufacturers. �

*Managing Director, Glasproduktions-Service (GPS), Essen, Germany, www.gps-essen.com

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Lubrication

Novaxion’s latest swabbing robot is integrated onto Emhart machine Christophe Duplan* discusses how the latest version of a swabbing robot has been installed on an Emhart AIS machine and explains the benefits it brings to product quality, profitability and operator well-being. hanged-up Swabbing Robot, which was integrated into a GPS machine in SaintGobain Oberland’s (now Verallia) plant in Germany (Picture 1). In 2017, Bucher Emhart Glass and Novaxion began to work together to implement a new hanged-up Swabbing Robot version V2.0. This robot has been integrated into an Emhart AIS machine at a European bottle manufacturer. (Picture 2). The new version V2.0 has been deemed a success. According to the company: � the integration of the robot on the blank side panel is really good; � the system is compact and easy to clean. No visible cables and no protection cage is required. � the robot’s movements are smooth, operating without any vibrations.

� Picture 1. First hanged-up Swabbing Robot in 2011 in Saint-Gobain Oberland, Germany.

Successful tests have also been made on an NIS machine. As all IS machines are not adapted to receive a hanged-up robot, the version V1.2 (with the rail installed on valves block) is still available. These two versions of Novaxion’s Swabbing Robots allow benefits such as gain of time (swabbing on-the-fly; no section stops), reliability of the production process and product quality, thanks to constant swabbing, uniform lubricant application into the moulds and constant glass distribution. Novaxion's experience means it can draw meaningful conclusions about the quick payback of its robots. The company said the installation of

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ovaxion has installed 46 of its SR200 Swabbing Robots into glass bottle manufacturing plants in the past 12 years, including 11 robots in 2017 alone in Austria, South Korea, Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, USA and Japan. The company has a further 10 installations on its order books for 2018. Novaxion’s Swabbing Robot’s story began in 2005 when the first swabbing robot prototype was created in cooperation with Saint-Gobain Emballage in Italy in order to automate the swabbing of the blank moulds and the neck rings. A total of 22 robots were then sold to Saint-Gobain Emballage up to 2015. Its SR200 version V1.2 travels on a rail assembled on the IS block valves. In 2011, Novaxion developed the first

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its robots provides numerous benefits, including: � Saving on reject of bottles due to swabbing; � Saving on swabbing oil by 85%; � Saving on labour costs: four operators per 24 hours; and � Other savings concerning swabbing stick and waste treatment for used swabbing sticks. The installation of a Novaxion swabbing robot will increase the pack to melt ratio by 3% to 15% (depending on the factories and type of production). These savings added to the increase of the “pack to melt” ratio enables a return on investment within six to 18 months. A calculation tool to calculate the return on investment can be provided on request. Its robot allows the operators to work in a workplace with better air quality and safer working conditions. Operators' exposure time to smoke and noise is decreased, leading to better health impact. �

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Lubrication oils to prevent leaks Ignasi Pi Ferrer* discusses how new lubricants can detect and prevent leaks, as well as improve machine longevity.

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security risks for employees and harm to the environment. Oil leaks can be caused by problems such as inadequate assembly, adverse conditions, unsuitable maintenance practices and excessive vibration or abrasion. It is important to detect leaks as quickly as possible, so that it can be stopped in time and the production of the machine can be optimised. Therefore, Cromogenia Units developed a lube oil called TADALSINT LUB 280 to prevent oil leaks within IS and rotating machines. This product contains an ultraviolet tracer, which detects leaks or excessive lubrication. This leads to better control over lubrication consumption. TADALSINT LUB 280 should be used for centralised systems (IS and rotating machine lubrication). The lube oil is diester and poly alpha olefin based. It is also supplied with viscosities from 220 to 250cSt at 40°C, which is the greasing frequency circa every 60 minutes (all greasing frequencies for IS and rotating machines depend on the working conditions). Regarding IS machines, frequencies also depend on whether the feeder and the machine itself belong to a centralised system or not.

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If oil leaks within IS machines are not detected, it can cause considerable economic losses for businesses. Undetected oil leaks can lead to huge financial costs at the end of the year. It can also cause poor machine performance,

The company also developed a lubricant called TADALGLAS A 125 MHL, which is a soluble oil for drop shearing. It is semi-synthetic, an ecological type and based on diester compounds. According to the company, this shear lubricant

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panish company Cromogenia Units has developed a lubrication oil after clients such as Saint-Gobain, Verallia, NSG Pilkington, Vidrala and Vicasa experienced uncontrollable oil leaks in their IS Systems. The company’s Department of Metalworking decided it would have to develop a new product in order to optimise costs and results. This department is in charge of industrial lubricants and process products, including oils and greases. It develops and manufactures specific products for glass, aluminium, copper drawing, fine die-cutting, different metal forming operations, sintered products, automobiles and mining. With more than 75 years of experience, Cromogenia has always provided technical assistance to its customers. They use periodical analysis to describe the oils’ status and properties. This includes lubrification studies and reports to improve greasing frequencies, the environment and reduce consumptions. In addition, the company’s audit service for preventative maintenance includes temperature analysis of the mechanisms involved and their vibration frequencies.

is high performing for sophisticated spray systems and is to be used for low concentrations. The product also solves the foaming tendency in soluble oils. Cromogenia offers maintenance lubricants for general services, which makes usage simpler. It also optimises greasing and oil changing frequencies. The lubricants are long lasting and environmentally sustainable, which means that less product can be used. The advanced technology of the product also increases the lubrication frequencies, as high intervals can be used. As they are specific products, there are fewer maintenance stops, which are caused by leaks and clogged filters. This category includes oils for gears, gearboxes, speed shifters, torque converters, hydraulic circuits, cushioning circuits, compressors and turbines. Cromogenia ensure that the IS rotating machines are greased correctly, because frequencies tend to become increased in centralised systems. This leads to less consumption and contamination, as well as better lubrification; which leads to a significant economic decrease. The company’s oils for funnels and swabbing references allow for longer dosing to glass producers. They are used in small proportions, which are diluted in water (about 0.1%) for centralised systems or micro-pulverisation (hollow glass). Cromogenia also focuses on greases to be used in bearings, fasteners and other applications for hollow and flat glass. They are long lasting, which means that they allow longer greasing frequencies and a high yield, along with less damage. This is especially true in terms of bearings and mechanisms subjected to extreme pressure and high temperatures. These include lithium complex, calcium sulphonate, polyurea, inorganic thickener and synthetic PAO based greases. �

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Company profile: Glass for Europe

An association representing all actors of the flat glass sector The flat glass industry association, Glass for Europe recently unveiled a new structure, which has seen it grow in size to include glass transformers and processors. Greg Morris spoke to its Secretary General, Bertrand Cazes, about the transformation.

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fter several years of discussions and planning, Glass for Europe officially unveiled its enlarged structure in autumn last year. The Brussels-based association has increased in size to represent the thousands of glass transformers and processors across Europe. The association had previously only represented Europe’s five flat glass manufacturers – AGC Glass Europe, Guardian Glass, the NSG Group, SaintGobain and Sisecam. The enlargement means the association now represents the entire flat glass value-chain in Europe in all its diversity. The association’s Secretary General, Bertrand Cazes, described the transformation as a ‘defining moment’, and said the change would bring benefits to the continent’s glass industry. Mr Cazes said a larger association means the glass industry will gain more visibility within the EU Parliament. “At the EU level interlocuteors will now realise that this industry is actually bigger and more diverse than they initially had in mind, so means they will listen to us even more carefully. “It’s about the coordinated message actions and a bigger expertise. The association has more expertise in the sense that we have a larger pool of studies and research for people to turn to on all the specific questions that may arise in the industry to get the right answers and information when needed. “Also, by bringing more people into groups you have the power of networks and the cross fertilisation of ideas. “It means we will be stronger together in our EU lobbying and advocacy work and ensures that we will come up with the right solutions for this industry.”

Benefits There were three elements in terms of thinking about the change: representing the value chain, the evolution of the flat glass sector and the creation of more synergies and coherence in the messages and actions taken at EU and national level.

� Mr Cazes has overseen the transformation of the association.

� The association unveiled a new logo as part of the enlargement

In terms of value chain, Mr Cazes said the association wanted to represent the diversity of the sector. While the large multi-national manufacturers have an important role to play, there are several thousands of mainly SMEs across Europe focused on the processing and transforming of glass. Mr Cazes said: “All these companies together are the future of this industry, everyone plays an important role. For the association in our day-today business, it is a signal to keep in mind there is an entire sector and value chain that is at stake here.” The second element regards future challenges in the sector and the sector working together to overcome them.

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Company profile: Glass for Europe

“The future of the industry is not just about selling float glass, it is about the added value, the technological competence and getting closer to the end product. When you see this trend in the industry we need to accompany it and make it easier by bringing everyone on board to create the bridge for this to happen,” stated Mr Cazes. Finally, a co-ordinated flat glass sector means a stronger flat glass sector. “To be effective in Europe is not just about the Euro parliament and council, it’s the capital cities of Europe. And so we are bringing in our national partners to create more synergies and coherence in the messages and actions that are taken in the EU and at a national level.”

engineers, public affairs and communication people. “We have all the skills to respond because there is extra work. They have the capacity and are fit for the challenge. We had the trial period so in a sense the adjustments were already done back then. We don’t envisage extra ones. “It is extra work because we created a new committee specifically for the national associations, transformers and partners and these people come up with new topics or new fields of activities which are specific to them. We are addressing that with one person dedicated to that. We are also changing the Board of Director because the processors and transformers need to be involved there.”

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New direction The enlarged association had already been in place for an 18-month trial period before the official launch to ensure that it worked efficiently and was not cumbersome. The new direction of the association was sealed in 2014 within its five-year strategy plan that year. It had become apparent that a more co-ordinated action throughout Europe involving the different actors of the industry was required. When the idea was first unveiled, there were fears among some members about bringing their clients into association with competitors. But this was addressed by working with the national associations, to work with their representatives rather than working directly with the processors and transformers. “In a way there is a filter, and we directly represent them in Brussels but the interlopers are the national representatives,” said Mr Cazes. The benefits of joining the association for the transformer and processor companies is about the extra information and insight they will receive about what is happening in the EU that will effect their business. Their business interests will be represented by EU lobbying, and companies will have access to the expertise of the association. Mr Cazes said: “Only those companies who are members and linked to the association can access this. It’s a highly competitive market and usually most people want as much information as possible, it allows them to anticipate, analyse and plan ahead.” The association itself has a secretariat of five but does not expect to be swamped by a huge amount of extra work as a result of the transformation. Most enquiries will be dealt with by the respective national associations of the transformer and processing companies. Glass for Europe has increased its secretariat in recent years from three staff in 2015 to the current five. It has a diverse skills base and includes

Identity

� Glass processors and transformers from across Europe will be represented by the association.

The group also unveiled a new look at the time with a new logo. “This is a defining moment in the association so we needed to mark it with a new visual identity. We thought it was a moment to showcase not only the association but the industry as a whole. That was the reason for the change, driven by the will to have a visual identity that better reflects the characteristics of the products including the transparency, elegance and innovation.” The plan for the next five years is to continue the development of the association. It will continue to devote efforts on the co-ordination of activities at a Euro level, within Brussels and other European cities. It also aims to keep developing itself as a centre of expertise on flat glass issues. Mr Cazes joined the association in 2009 when it only had one member of staff. He takes great pride in the new-style Glass for Europe, which is the culmination of several years work. “We have come a long way since 2009 and have grown not just in staff but in expertise. “It is a fascinating industry, which I did not know much about when I started, but I like the way it looks forward and provides solutions for people. “There’s an opportunity to help make a difference to the industry of the future. It’s the members who use the facility, who make the changes that are impactful for the future. We are facilitators and we try to do that in the most effective way while representing in the most transparent, honest, trustful and constructive manner towards European authorities. “I’m happy that we are perceived as a very reasonable and constructive industry in the European parliament.” �

Glass for Europe, Brussels, Belgium www.glassforeurope.com

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History

Prof. John Parker

Casting a light on glazing Prof Parker highlights early ways to make flat glass sheets for windows

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lthough some early Roman mansions were already glazed with glass, manufacturing of glass sheets significantly post-dates the production of glass vessels. Initially glass for glazing was in competition with less expensive materials, such as thin layers of alabaster, waxed linen, shell, horn and sheets of mica. This remained the case throughout the time of the Roman Empire and for much longer in most of Europe. In the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean region, limiting the light transmission and reducing solar heat gain were crucial considerations in window design. But as the Romans extended their domain northwards, achieving sufficient internal lighting levels became increasingly important, requiring more transparent media. Glass eventually became (for those who could afford it) the material of choice, and so the resultant demand stimulated window glass production, motivating process improvements and lowering its cost. Initially glass panes were made by casting molten glass into a rectangular arrangement of iron bars, forming a tray, with a stone base, perhaps covered by clay. Based on surface markings left on the glass after casting, some have even suggested that a table of wet wood may have been used. Large cast sheets have been found in the glazing in Pompeii. A second century bath-house window, found in a RomanoBritish complex in the UK, measured 235mm by 255mm and was made by this technique. Inevitably such glass slabs would have had a seriously disfigured surface where the glass contacted the solid casting surface. Rapid chilling of the surface of the slab on the table accompanied by slower cooling of the glass through its thickness would give rise to ripples; sand or grit on the casting surface, or any asperities, would have

caused pock marks. Improvements in the casting process, and consequently the quality of the glass surfaces, from the Middle Ages onwards included: the use of copper and then iron lined tables; the ability to suspend and control much bigger crucibles over the tables so that larger sheets could be poured; the rolling of the hot glass; and the introduction of mechanical grinding and polishing. Even in the early 20th century, when continuous sheet production was already in place, Pilkington developed a twin grinder using large rotating metal discs for simultaneously grinding the top and bottom surfaces and, further down the line, polishing them to achieve maximum optical quality. In early Roman times, the introduction of blowing irons for shaping glass containers gave a major stimulus to glass production. The origin of the technique is unclear but evidence suggests that it was first used in ancient Phoenicia, the coastal region of modern Syria and Lebanon, and dates back to somewhere between the fifth and the first century BC. From there, the technology spread along the trading routes within the Roman Empire. Before long artisans discovered how to create sheets using the same approach. Two methods dominated, namely the cylinder and crown methods; both had roots in Roman technology. For the first process a blown bulb was stretched by swinging into an elongated cylinder whose diameter was controlled by marvering (rolling a glass gather on a marble table) and by manipulation using various hand working tools, before finally being cut longitudinally and opened to make a flat sheet. At different points in its history this was variously known as cylinder, broad, sheet, spread or muff glass. The crown method will be described in a later article. Sheets made by the

cylinder technique can be recognised by the elongation of internal bubbles in the direction of the axis of the cylinder. From the fourteenth century, Lorraine had become a key European centre in the production of cylinder glass, based on immigrant labour from Bohemia where no doubt the early Roman traditions had been maintained and developed. Hence it was often termed Lorraine glass. This was linked to major improvements in quality, for example less variable thicknesses. Also improved control of temperature and other operating parameters meant that both surfaces of the cylinder glass were glossy, unlike the early Roman production. Cylinders were up to 1.5m long, making them suitable for large windows. Replacement glass sheets for ancient buildings are still being made using this method. In the past people did not expect perfect images of the panoramic views from their mansions nor did they want strong reflections of the sun from perfect panes. Now the use of cylinder glass adds authenticity to building restorations. Meanwhile the technique of casting has returned to fashion. In the 1930s in Paris, Jean Gaudin began casting rectangular coloured glass slabs 20cm x 30cm in size and up to 3cm thick. These were shaped by breaking with hammers or cutting by saw, creating edges that were chipped or faceted. Particularly during the 1950s and 1960s they were assembled into complex images for decorative windows and sculptures using cement or epoxy resin to retain them in place. A lack of watertightness of some early constructions cast a shadow on the technology. ďż˝

* Curator of the Turner Museum of Glass, The University of Sheffield, UK www.turnermuseum.group.shef.ac.uk j.m.parker@sheffield.ac.uk

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International News

Glass Futures reveals preferred locations for research sites The Glass Futures research project is planning to locate at twin sites at Pilkington Glass and the University of Leeds, UK. The first £50 million project will unite industry and academia, including Guardian Glass (USA), the University of Leeds, Siemens and Swarovski. Half of the project cost is expected to come from the industry with matched funding sought from the Government. Richard Katz, the Director of

Glass Futures, said: “The glass industry has amazing potential for growth and, by bringing academics, manufacturers and technology companies together, we can grasp that potential and bring real benefits to the UK economy.” The considered Centres of Excellence are the mothballed line at the Pilkington Glass Watson Street Works in St Helens, Merseyside and the University of Leeds’ new research and innovation cam-

pus in West Yorkshire. The two facilities will bring together experts to carry out research into energy and emissions reduction, glass formulation and new high-tech products. Dave Dalton, Chief Executive of British Glass and a Glass Futures partner, said: “With glass furnaces running 24/7 these centres will give us the chance to carry out research that is impossible to do with continuous production facili-

ties in the commercial world.” If the scheme goes according to plan, work will start on the two sites later this year and be operational by spring 2019.

O-I launches first global design book O-I launches a Global Design Book to inspire glass brand owners and design agencies looking for fresh ideas in food and beverages. American glass container manufacturer O-I has collected more than 100 glass designs from around the world for a Global Design Book. Andres Lopez, O-I’s CEO, said: “Many studies tell us

consumers love glass. It’s their favourite package. Only glass evokes wonder: the pleasure as you pick up an ice-cold beer bottle, the craving as you open a jar of your favourite spread, the anticipation as you watch the sommelier uncork your champagne.” The entries are new product designs, which have been developed over the last few years

by O-I design teams. Marie-Laure Susset, O-I Europe’s Marketing Communications Leader, said: “The book is more than a selection of pretty pictures.” “It relates to a narrative of brand image and consumer trends over recent years.” “It tells of the growth of craft, premiumisation and healthy hydration.”

The collection strives to represent the beauty, versatility, brand differentiation, colour, shape and decoration variations of glass. It also aims to show the breadth of O-I’s design expertise and the different cultural norms that provide design cues for brands in each location.

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Verallia Design Awards holds first finale Verallia Design Awards crowned Italy as the winner of its first international finale in Paris, France. The winners of the annual design competition include Aura Ramos, Deniz Dönmez and Rohit Sahas Rabudhe, design students from Italy. They designed De Fiasco, a modern 100% glass bottle for the wine market. Michel Giannuzzi, Verallia’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “With the Verallia Design Awards, we are encouraging a privileged exchange with young designers

about glass.” Verallia decided to open up its competition at an international level and prepare for its first grand finale. Emmanuel Auberger, Verallia France’s CEO, said: “With this grand finale we wanted to thank all participants for having placed their creativity at our customers’ service as they are constantly looking for differentiation on their highly internationalised markets.”

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FUTURE GLASS FORUM - AFTERNOON SESSION 15:00 How the Industrial Revolution 4.0 will Impact the Glass Industry. Gabriel Noboa, Senior Technical Support for Glass Service in the Americas 15:20 Container Glass Forming in 2020/2025: Dark Factory. Job Van De Laar, Xpar Vision 15:40 Managing the Glass Manufacturing Process. Fabio Galliano, R&D Manager, Bottero 16:00 Increasing Productivity and Quality in a 4.0 Glassplant: Opportunities and Threats/ Jean Luc Logel, CEO, Iris Inspection Machines

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H.F. TEICHMANN INC. B14+SPONSOR HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL A34 HEAT UP LATIN AMERICA S.DE R.L DE C.V. B01+ SPONSOR HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG B01+ SPONSOR HORNOS PLAMASSO C34 HOTWORK USA. LLC A33 ICEBEL, LDA B21 INTERGLASS S.A. DE C.V B10 IRIS INSPECTION MACHINES C10 + SPONSOR ISIMAT GMBH SIEBDRUCKMASCHINEN C17 KBA-KAMMANN GMBH B22 KLUBER LUBRICACION MEXICANA SA DE CV B26 LAHTI PRECISION OY D16 LOGIK SRL E05 LOGISTICA COMERCIAL BRIGMADI, S.A. DE C.V. E02 LWN LUFTTECHNIK GMBH C12 MAGNECO METREL INC. A12 MAQUINADOS FLORES GONZALEZ S.A. DE C.V. B28 MARPOSS S.A. DE C.V. A31 MERSEN MEXICO MONTERREY D04 M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES S.A DE C.V B01+SPONSOR MOLDES MEDELLIN LTDA C27 MOLDITAL S.A. DE C.V. D09 NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG C19 + SPONSOR OFFICINE S.L. S.R.L. D09 PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD A06 PENNINE INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LTD B10+SPONSOR PNEUMOFORE B13 POCO GRAPHITE INC. B10 +SPONSOR PRINTING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL A11 PYROTEK INC B25 QUANTUM ENGINEERED PRODUCTS INC B16 RAMSEY PRODUCTS CORPORATION A07 RECKMANN GMBH B01 REFRACTARIOS ZEDMEX, SA C01

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REVIMAC S.R.L D12 RHI MAGNESITA D07 ROSARIO C2C BV A10 ROSS INTERNATIONAL C27 ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENIERIA SA DE CV E03 S.I.G.MA GROUP C29 SATINAL S.P.A. B15 SOCIETY OF GLASS TECHNOLOGY D05 SOMOBRESLE D10 SPECIALTY RONDOT C26+SPONSOR STRADA MOULDS B24 STRATEGIC MATERIALS C14 STRUTZ INTERNATIONAL A07 SVA INDUSTRIE FERNSEH GMBH D01+ SPONSOR TIAMA A04 + SPONSOR TME ENGINEERING C33 TRI-MER CORPORATION B20 UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH B01 VDV LUBRICANTS SPONSOR WALTEC MASCHINEN GMBH E04+ SPONSOR XPAR VISION B.V. D03 ZECCHETTI SRL B29 ZHENGZHOU XINGUANGSE REFRACTORY CO., LTD C21 ZIPPE INDUSTREINLAGEN GMBH/ZNA INC B01

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AGC CERAMICS CO LTD Stand B01 Noriyuki Takahashi, 4-1-23, Shiba, Minato-Ku 108-0014 Tokyo, Japan Phone: +81 354 429 1777 Email: noriyuki-takahasi@agc.com Website: www.agcc.jp AGC Ceramics Co (AGCC) is a recognised refractory manufacturer and a proven supplier in the world that can provide complete furnace engineering services together with complete refractory supplies and solutions. AGCC is a member of the glass manufacturer ‘Asahi Glass’. AGCC can propose an excellent furnace concept in terms of energy-saving and environmentally friendly technology with reasonable and economic refractory selection. This combination of material technology and engineering knowledge places AGCC in a unique position in the glass industry. AGCC has been appointed, by many customers in the world, as one of the best partners in terms of single responsibility on furnace projects.

AGR INTERNATIONAL INC Stand D11 Alain Nassy 615 Whitestown Road Butler, PA 16001, United States Phone: +1-724-482-2163 Email: anassy@agrintl.com Website: www.agrintl.com AGR International offers a variety of equipment and services specifically designed to meet the quality assurance needs of the global glass container manufacturing, filling and packaging industries. AGR’s products include high throughput, on-line inspection and process monitoring systems for containers and packaging products, automated laboratory products and a variety of manual gauges for use in the laboratory or on the production floor. AGR products play a significant role in the quality and safety of containers and

packaging used around the world. Its Sampling Pressure Tester, the SPT2, pushes the boundaries of throughput, pressure generation, handling versatility and measurement precision to levels previously thought impossible. In this product, AGR has married the rugged and reliable performance of previous AGR pressure testing systems with the latest pressure and volume measurement technology. This combination has resulted in a device that can perform highly accurate, hands-free pressure and volume tests on bottles at a rate of up to 270 bottles per hour. As an industry leader for 90 years, AGR is committed to provide the glass container industry with the most technologically advanced products and services available for quality control and productivity improvement. AGR products can be found in over 120 countries.

ALL GLASS SRL Stand A01 Marco Ballerini Via Cesare Sarti, 20 43029 - Traversetolo, Parma, Italy Phone: +39 0521340810 Email: m.donarini@allglass.it Website: http://allglass.it All Glass of Italy is a specialist supplier of cold-end conveyors and palletisers. for the cold-end area of the glassworks industry. The numerous references in such installations from important international glassworks allowed All Glass to make a name for itself as reference partner in this sector. The glassworks gained full satisfaction in terms of excellent performance, efficiency and service from All Glass. Considering that the production of glass furnaces never stop, All Glass uses first-class components and long-term tested elements only in its machinery. All Glass’s technical structure is organised to guarantee a constant assistance during all steps of design, assembling and startup and to assure a prompt after-sales support during the maintenance period. Making use of consolidate synergies, All Glass is the ideal partner to entrust the service of complete engineering for new turn-key solutions and retrofits or relocations of existing installations. The keys to the All Glass team’s success are the constant research in direct symbiosis with clients to develop taylor-made customised solutions, and the natural bent to aftersales assistance and support, which makes All Glass the ideal partner in terms of performance.

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) Stand D01

Mark Bennett Stubley Lane, Dronfield Derbyshire S18 1DJ United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 1246417691 Email: land.enquiry@ametek.com Website: www.landinst.com/ Ametek Land is a specialist in the design and manufacture of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions. Ametek Land has supported the global industrial community for 70 years with innovative and reliable products and solutions. It will showcase the benefits of its NIR-B Glass, a new thermal imaging Near Infrared Borescope, designed specifically for use in glass-melt tanks with an optional autoretract version for additional instrument protection. It will show how the NIR-B Glass provides continuous real-time temperature data, combined with a clear thermal video image, allowing a single solution to replace the traditional approaches of visual cameras and periodic hand-held pyrometry. Ametek Land will also showcase: - Cyclops, highquality portable non-contact thermometer, providing precision spot temperature measurement with unmatched accuracy and reliability. - LSP-HD, infrared linescanner, for detection of small temperature differences across the width of the glass product providing optimum product quality through improved process control. - Lancom 4, portable combustion and stack emissions gas analyser, offering the best accuracy available from a portable gas analyser, achieved by using an advanced sample conditioning system.

ANTONINI S.R.L. Stand C20 Via Medaglie d’Oro della Resistenza, 2 50053 Empoli, Florence, Italy Phone: +39 0571 93221 Email: com@antoninisrl.com Website: www.antoninisrl.com Antonini is an Italian company working in the branch of hollow glass since 1946. It Continued>>

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supplies annealing and decorating lehrs, tempering lines, mould prehating kilns, thermal shock lehrs, cold end coating spray and dosing units. The company is also active in upgrading and reparation of second hand lehrs of all brands. Low consumption and zero maintenance are the strong qualities of Antonini’s equipment, together with the post sales service, made by high specialised technicians. All equipment is made in Italy and all materials are high quality, to keep the standard in a top level. Up to today more than 1600 new lehrs have been installed.

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Ireme Dalla Fontana via dell’industria, 40, Italy Phone: +39 0444286100 Email: i.dallafontana@bdf.it Website: www.bdf.it BDF Industries is a company with headquarter based in Vicenza and has 112 years of history and tradition of mechanical and automation competence. It has been serving glass manufacturers all over the world for more than 60 years. Thanks to its own internal division competences of Melting - Forming - Automation - Energy, it is the sole player in the hollow glass market, able to offer turn key plants from engineering to maintenance services with advanced technological products and solutions. Our mission is to serve customers with competitive plant and process technology and automation to produce quality and offer skilled after-sales service involving specialised engineers. BDF Industries’ production range includes: IS Machine, Gob Forming and Delivery Timing System, Forehearts, Batch Chargers, Glass Level, Control Systems and Energy Recovery Systems.

BIEBUYCK SA Stand D15 Francesco Terrasi Ch. P. Houtart, 160 Houdeng-Goegnies, Belgium Phone: +32 479 967608 Email: francesco.terrasi@biebuyck.com Website: www.biebuyck.com Desde más de 30 años, Biebuyck fabrica

máquinas concebidas para el acabado del borde de vasos. Nuestra gran variedad de máquinas puede satisfacer a las cristalerías manuales que soplan el vidrio así que a las cristalerías automáticas dotadas de máquinas de tipo press/blow o blow/ blow. Sector de actividad: Construcción mecánica de precisión, destinada a fábricas y manufacturas de vidriería y cristalería, semiautomáticas y automáticas. Máquinas de acabado para: Cristalería de mesa, copas, vasos. Jarrones. Figurillas y artículos. Artículos para el alumbrado. Cristal para uso técnico. Especialidades: estudio, fabricación, montaje, puesta en servicio y servicio posventa de: Máquinas manuales, semiautomáticas y cadenas automáticas con robots para su manipulación. Máquinas de acabado de bordes por corte a frío con esmerilado y achaflanado. Cadencias de 6 hasta 90 piezas por minuto. Máquinas de transferencia para el acabado de los bordes mediante esmerilado al fuego con temple o distensión. Máquinas de acabado de los bordes por corte, esmerilado y achaflanado. Máquinas para el mecanizado de superficies sobre figurillas y artículos de vidrio y de cristal. Máquinas para la talla decorativa manual. Máquinas manuales de acabado para artesanos vidrieros y cristaleros.

BOHEMI CHEMICALS Stand B30 Via G Deledda, 39 Zibido San Giacomo MI 20080, Italy Phone: +39 2 9000 5047 Email: bohemi@bohemichemicals.com Website: www.bohemichemicals.com Bohemi Chemicals is committed to supplying its clients with the products and services they need to produce the best glass containers and bottles. Bohemi Chemicals: hot-end and cold-end treatments certified by a European body for contact with food substances. The most versatile coldend treatment on the market: Polyglas D 4218M Bohemi P1500 is the optimum treatment for champagne bottles and other heavy-bottomed containers. Bohemi P1500 provides maximum protection during transportation, even over long distances. STARTIN S: hot-end treatment based on stabilized MBTC for low-dosage use in hot coatings. Stargrip EF: High performance adhesion promoter for aluminium sealant on glass containers (yogurt, chocolate cream and pharmaceuticals flacons). If your clients don’t return discarded bottles, your manufacturing costs will be reduced.

BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY Stand C31 Via Genova, 82 12100 Cuneo Italia, Italy Phone: +39 0171310611 Email: bottero@bottero.com Website: www.bottero.com Bottero Hollow Glass offers solutions for small to medium companies up to design and construction of entire production lines for international groups delivering innovative glass containers solutions from the glass conditioning to the transport of wares. The Hollow Glass Unit designs and realizes electronic and mechanical gob feeders, for different production needs, forming machines for every kind of glass containers and a complete set of controls and automation systems.

CAR-MET Stand A09

CARBONES INDUSTRIALES MEXICANOS SA DE CV Stand C13 Carretera Lared KM 16.5 Colonia Moises Saenz Apodaca 66615, Mexico Phone: +0181 8385 2960 Website: www.cimsamex.com

CHOVET-db2i.México Stand B01 Georges Sontag Iganacio Herrrera y Cairo 2835 Piso 3 - Fracc. Terranova C.P. 44689, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Phone: +33 612 81 53 01 Email: georges.sontag@chovet-db2i.com Website: www.demathieu-bard.fr For more than 30 years, the engineers of Chovet-db2i France and its subsidiary Chovet db2i Mexico, have designed and built glass manufacturing plants. Our experts dominate all equipment including process and construction (civil, structure, energy, environmental). The biggest international glassmakers are our customers.

CNUD-EFCO Mario Zanin Via Cavour, 9 31013 Cimetta di Codogne’ Treviso, Italy Phone: +39 0438 794784 Email: info@carmetspa.it Website: www.carmetspa.it Car-Met dedicates its activity to the hollow glass, decorating and tempering industry. The company has chosen to develop its own technology with the aim to improve the performances of its machines assuring always a lower consumption and offering to customers the highest technology available in the market. Car-Met has the complete construction of its machines under its own control: design, structure, mechanical components, combustion installation, burners and the electrical installation are carried out inside its Italian plant. This system enables to control and assure the qualitative standard, makes possible the respect of the delivery terms, allows to have spare parts always available. Production: annealing and decorating lehrs, toughening lines, mould pre-heating ovens, cross conveyors, stackers and hot glass scrapers .

Stand B01 Noorderlaan 30, 1731 Zellik, Belgium Phone: +32 2 481 88 00 Email: info@cnudefco.com Website: www.cnudefco.com

DITER Stand C02 Bernardo Ortiz Varela Av Del Parque 628 Col. Fraccionamiento Industrial San Rafael Guadalupe, N.L. 67710, Mexico Phone: +52 81 83 27 30 79 Email: info@diter.com.mx Website: www.diter.com.mx/ Diter is your best ally in the glass industry for furnace refractory solutions and their maintenance. We represent well extablished suppliers of refractory solutions for glass furnaces worldwide.

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Phone: +52 1 5530556493 Email: adrian.lopez@dominion-global.com Website: www.dominion-global.com/dominionIndustry Dominion Industry is an entity that adds together the historical experience of Karrena, Burwitz and CTP, the capacity in complex projects of CRI, Altac and Bierrum, the specialised technologies from Steelcon and Novocos, and the leadership of Dominion and Beroa. A success story of knowledge, innovation and integration to serve our customers, with a clear vocation of global leadership.

DURA TEMP CORP. Stand B10 949 S. McCord Road, Holland, Ohio 43528 United States Phone: +1-419-866-4348 Email: sales@duratemp.com Website: www.duratemp.com Dura Temp Corporation es un proveedor destacado en la industria del vidrio, ofreciendo soluciones para el manejo de envases calientes a vidrieros en todo el mundo. Desde la formación de la gota hasta el cargador del templador, Dura Temp ofrece experiencia técnica que brinda resultados óptimos en el área caliente para vidrieros, materiales superiores, partes y ensambles de cambio rápido. Dura Temp continua evaluando los cambios en las necesidades de la industria del vidrio y adapta sus soluciones para responder a estas necesidades. Dura Temp también se complace en ofrecer: Soporte Técnico para el desarrollo de productos nuevos Tiempo de respuesta rápida para ordenes y plano de entrega Productos estándares y soluciones a medida Soporte en mercados locales a través de una red extensa de Agentes y Distribuidores Fundada en 1983, Dura Temp ha apoyado a la industria del vidrio con soluciones para el manejo por más de 30 años. Los productos Dura Temp se utilizan de forma exitosa en más de 40 países.

EIRICH MACHINES INC Stand EO1

Luis Salazar, 4033 Ryan Road Gurnee, IL 60031, United States Phone: +52 1 811 066 3693 Email: lsalazar@eirichusa.com

Website: http://www.eirichusa.com Eirich Machines designs, manufactures and supplies individual mixers, dryers and reactors to complete turn-key plants for the processing of raw materials, compounds, waste and residues in a variety of industries. The Eirich product line for mixing, agglomerating, pelletising, grinding, granulating and plasticising, ranging from 1 to 12,000 litres can also be equipped with vacuum. The results of this process technology are synonymous for outstanding achievements in the solution of problems in diverse applications. In addition, our American Process Systems product line of sanitary equipment for mixing, drying, reacting and material processing includes; Ribbon Blenders, PlowBlend Plow Blenders, OptimaBlend Fluidizing Paddle Blenders, OptimaIIBlend Fluidized Zone Mixers, Paddle Ribbon Blenders, Paddle Blenders, Bag Dump Workstations, High Speed Finishers and USDA design and ASME certified pressure vessels. A full line of test equipment allows for pre-sale testing in our lab or the customer’s own plant.

ELECTROGLASS LTD Stand A05 Richard A Stormont 4 Brunel Road, Manor Trading Estate, Benfleet, ESSEX, SS7 4PS, United Kingdom Phone: +44 1268 565577 Email: info@electroglass.co.uk Website: www.electroglass.co.uk Electroglass is an independent specialist in all-electric glass melting, conditioning, electric boosting and related systems. Based on decades of experience and ongoing technical development, Electroglass provides the most up to date technology for electric furnaces, forehearths and boost systems for all glass types, as well as Precision Control Bubblers and ancillary equipment, such as Glass Level Sensors, Throat Heating and Drain Systems. Our scope of supply includes design and specification, equipment supply and installation, plus commissioning of individual specialised equipment or complete system packages. All Electric Furnaces ranging from 200kg to over 250 Tonnes/day provide operating economy and glass quality assurance. High efficiency Convection Current Control Boost systems improve furnace pull and glass quality and enable significant tonnage increases with simultaneous reductions in electrical

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When you need precise, cold facts… constantly

SELF-LEARNING, COLD-END INSPECTION SYSTEMS We don’t have our heads in the clouds when it comes to the quality of glass, we have real, practical solutions: self-learning inspection systems with sensors providing precise measurements even faster. Like everything else, our cold end inspection is backed by top service, support and training; and our constant research is working towards the Smart Factory – watch this space.

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consumption. All Electric Forehearths for both volatile and non-volatile glasses offer substantial energy cost savings compared with other all-electric and gas-fired designs. Electroglass high quality, insulated, water-cooled electrode holders are available for horizontal and vertical applications. Based in south east England we offer world-wide service to our customers in all five continents with local representation in many regions.

EME GmbH Stand C19

ERMI Glass Control Stand C35 Pierre Mittelstaedt 6, rue Léon Blum, 77370 Nangis, France Phone: +491779136699 Email: pierre.mittelstaedt@ ermiglasscontrol.com Website: http://www.ermi77.com Ermi Glass Control provides machines, systems and services (incl. spare parts for C0 and M1) for container glass Inspection at the cold end. We are focused on our customers and aim to be competitive. Come to know us, we speak your language and already export to many countries overseas.

ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG Wockerather Weg 45 41812 Erkelenz, Germany Phone: +49 2431 9618-0 Email: contact@eme.de Website: www.eme.de EME is a leading global supplier of batch preparation plants, cullet handling equipment and batch charging technology to the glass industry. Customised solutions ranging from single component supply to complex turnkey batch plants.

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EMMETI SPA Stand E05 Fabrizio Boschi Via G. Galilei, 29 42027 Montecchio Emilia (RE), Italy Phone: +39 0522 861911 Email: emmeti@emmeti-spa.it Website: www.emmeti-spa.it Emmeti is the lead company of a group of four closely related, privately owned, companies: Emmeti, Mectra, SIPAC, and Logik. These four companies specialise in designing and manufacturing complete palletising, depalletising, packaging and conveying lines, which allows the group the flexibility to supply turn-key solutions to their customers, or just one specific piece of equipment on the line. Emmeti designs, produces and installs complete cold-end lines, for the glass industry (hollow glass), packaging lines for plastic and beverage industries. It offers cost effective and flexible packaging solutions to reduce downtime, maintain a high efficiency through the entire lifetime of its equipment, improve quality of finished product, thus to assure its customers a full satisfaction and a quick return on investment.

Stand B10 Königsfelder Str. 38-42, 58256 Ennepetal, Germany Phone: +49 2333 605-0 Email: info@pennekamp.de Website: www.pennekamp.de Pennekamp. Más de 60 años de experiencia en la fabricación de maquinaria para vidrio son la base del éxito de Pennekamp, ubicada en Ennepetal, Alemania. Con las subsidiarias en los Estados Unidos, Pennekamp es uno de los mayores y más importantes fabricantes de Hot End Automation, Lehrs y Cold End Coating Equipment. Pennekamp ha demostrado con éxito que seguir siendo líder es posible, basado en Know How, innovación, altos estándares de calidad y la correcta orientación al cliente a todos los empleados dentro de la empresa. Los objetivos a futuro son mantener y aumentar aún más esta posición en beneficio de los clientes y ayudar a la industria mundial del vidrio a desarrollar nuevas oportunidades de mercado. Alcance de los productos: Transferencias de mercancías de alto rendimiento; Special Cross Conveyors, también disponible en ejecución refrigerada por agua; Varios tipos de apiladores Servo Lehr (con uno, dos, tres o cuatro ejes) Lehrs de ahorro de energía tales como lehrs de recocido para envases y cristalería, lehrs de decoración y endurecimiento, lehrs para vidrio flotante automático y arquitectónico, vidrio TFT de exhibición, vidrio de patrón y vidrio solar, lehrs especiales; Unidades de recubrimiento en frío y unidades de dosificación.

FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE Stand C16 Andrea Zucconi- Commercial Director Viale IV Novembre 15, 50053 Italy Phone: +390571922333 Email: a.zucconi@falornitech.com Website: www.falornitech.com 60 years serving the glass industry Energy savings, lower emissions and environmental impact are critical factors for the industry which want to improve their competitiveness. Analyzing these new challenges, Falorni Tech has focused its mission on helping glass producers to mantain their competitiveness and at the same time, complying with enviromental law- restriction. Falorni Tech combines engineering, installations and tailored customer service with particular focus on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. Solutions: melting furnaces (regenerative, recuperative, oxy fuel from 20 to 350ton/ day) ancillary equipment (batch charger, combustion systems, burners, recuperators, reversal system etc) complete working ends for high capacity plants colouring forehearths. Services: Glass engineering turn-key glass plant solutions and greenfield project. Full engineering service to study and to define the solutions corresponding to the specific needs of every single customer with 2D and 3D layout. Project management and consultancy, full service for furnace installation, start up, preheating. Furnace rebuilding, renovating service, oxy conversion, refurbishment of existing batch plants. Workshop (we produce equipment such as furnaces, heat recuperators, batch charging, furnaces controllers ourselves.) Glass defects analysis, batching analysis, raw materials analysis. Technical assistance & supervision ( preheating and start up).

FAMA

FAMA has more than 70 years of experience serving the glass industry. Now we have expanded our products and services worldwide offering integral solutions for glass manufacturers. We have a specialised workforce and high quality standards and services that will bring solutions to enhance our customers’ success into their operations. Our products and services can be classified into five categories: Moulds, Machinery, Special Equipment, Automation and Engineering Services.

FERMAC Stand B15

Alessandro Ghirardini Via La Spezia 162/1, Parma 43126, Italy Phone: +39 0521 989056 Email: sales@fermac.it Website: www.fermac.it Fermac designs, manufactures and installs equipment and complete lines for decoration of hollow glass items. Based in Parma, northern Italy, is offering its services since 1993. The product range includes semi-automatic and automatic machines for screen printing of tumblers, bottles, jugs, cups, pots, ashtrays, and cosmetic items. Technologies are different; from the consolidate screen printing with ceramic enamels, to more environmental friendly UV range, up to latest development with digital ink jet decoration on odd shape items. Fermac carries out its activities in 55 different countries with more than 400 units installed and in operation.

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Keramos 225 pte, Colonia del Prado, Monterrey Mexico Phone: +52 (81) 8863 2822 Email: ventasfama@vitro.com Website: www.fama.com.mx

Stuart Hakes Longrock Industrial Estate Penzance, TR20 8HX Cornwall United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 1736 366962 Email: general@fic-uk.com Website: www.fic-uk.com F.I.C. (UK) Limited design and supply Continued>>

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all-electric furnaces as well as boosting systems for a wide range of glass types and manufacturing processes including float, fibre, container and borosilicate. In addition we offer a number of glass conditioning options such as our Isothermal unit for glass conditioning in the forehearth or distributor to eliminate top-to-bottom and side-tomiddle temperature differences. This system will improve thermal homogeneity in coloured glasses and high productivity forehearths in flint glass. We also offer heat extraction systems to extract heat out of the glass to aid glass conditioning and reduce gas consumption by the use of removable water-cooled bubblers. These tubes can be placed anywhere from the throat through to the back of the forehearth. Within the range of electrode holders manufactured by FIC is our unique High ‘Q’ holder in which the cooling circuit is replaceable in under 10 minutes. Our Maxi ‘Q’ holder is a weld-free type with no critical welds within the furnace refractory structure. We can supply all-electric forehearths offering major energy savings as well as other glass conditioning options such as our Isothermal unit for glass conditioning in the forehearth or distributor to eliminate top-to-bottom and side-tomiddle temperature differences.

FILTRAGLASS Stand C22

Luis Alberto Medina C/Nou 145 2º, CP:17600 Figueres-Girona, Spain Phone: +34 972 505 815 Email: info@filtraglass.com Website: www.filtraglass.com Manufacture of water recycling systems for the flat glass industry.Filtraglass designs and manufactures water filtration systems that are ideal for installation and use in the flat glass industry. The fully programmable system collects the water used in glass treatment processes and filters it to separate any residual glass dust and produce water of the best quality for reuse. Among other benefits, Filtraglass offers its clients: reduced water consumption, longer life for machines and reduced maintenance, production line continuity because no stops are needed and an environmentally-friendly company profile.

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Stephen Sherlock 4A Churchward, Didcot OX11 7HB, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 1235 811111 Email: Stephen.Sherlock@fivesgroup.com Website: http://glass.fivesgroup.com/ Fives is the glassmakers’ solution provider to enhance plant performance, your competitiveness and to support you in the optimisation of your investment. We design, manufacture, install and commission glass equipment according to your needs. With 60 years of experience in glass processes and applications all over the world, Fives is the most demanding Glassmakers’ partner in automotive, architectural, ultra-thin, container, perfume, fibre, crystal and many other special glass processes. Fives offers a dedicated range of services, including the training of your teams on our equipment and assisting them for the full-scale glass production are offered to support you all along your lines life cycle. Extensive know-how: Fives designs and implements melting and conditioning technology in all types of glass. If you plan on investing in a new glass production line, or updating your existing equipment, you will want to rely on professionals who understand your process and commit themselves to delivering highperformance and reliable Prium equipment.

Working for a brighter future…

FLAMMATEC, spol. s. r.o. Stand B03 Petr Vojtech Rokytnice 60, 755 01 Vsetin, Czech Republic Phone: +420 571 498 566 Email: info@flammatec.com Website: www.flammatec.com FlammaTec, spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic) and its daughter company FlammaTec GmbH (Germany) have become leading suppliers of advanced burner technology for glass furnaces. FlammaTec was founded by two partner companies (STG Combustion Control GmbH & Co KG, and Glass Service, a.s.) as a joint venture. The long term know how of how to supply optimal and flexible heat into the glass can be found back in

WITH TIAMA HOT-END MONITORING Receiving information faster is possible and easier with our Hot-End Monitoring Sensors. Our system is also more cost effective because it is modular: you choose only what you need. Whatever your choice, it will improve your knowledge of the process and it is backed by our service, support and training, along with constant research. So, watch this space if you are preparing for the Smart Factory.

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the advanced burner concepts. After eight years since its start in 2008, FlammaTec has already supplied 2500 burners to over 120 projects on float, container, tableware and special glass furnaces. Such a strong reference clearly shows the benefit of this combustion technology that offers high performance solutions to FlammaTec customers. FlammateTec burners improve heat transfer from combustion to the glass melt and thus also improve furnace efficiency and lower emission when replacing conventional burners. FlammaTec offers the following advanced LoNOx burner types: • Underport Gas Injector, Flex or Freejet • Underport Gas/Oil Dual Injector, Flex of Freejet • Underport Heavy Oil Injector (also can be used for backup solutions) • Sideport Gas Injector, Flex • New Oxy/Gas Burner

FONDERIE VALDELSANE SPA Stand C15 Strada di Gabbricce, 6 53035 Monteriggioni (Siena), Italy Phone: +39 0577 304730 Email: com@fonderievaldelsane.com Website: www.fonderievaldelsane.com Fonderie Valdelsane is internationally acknowledged as the most experienced and specialised firm in the production of rough glass moulding components. Its specific focus on training of the staff, who have grown up with the company, continuous modernisation of the plants, and enhancing the quality of special alloys, have been rewarded with the achievement of increasingly ambitious goals. Today as in the past, the identity of the foundries is strongly linked to the production of glass: a pure, immutable and safe material, which is also synonymous with environmental sustainability. The material of the future, rooted in the distant past, just like Fonderie Valdelsane.

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FORMA GLAS GMBH Stand C18 Salzburgerstraße 5145 Neukirchen an der Enknach , Austria Phone: +43 7729 20299 Email: info@formaglass.com Website: www.info@formaglass.com Forma Glas is a manufacturer of glass production machines for stemware, tumblers and press articles from Austria. With more than 120 years of experience, we individually build machines and complete production plants. Production lines for stemware production, tumbler production,

vases and bowles, ophthalmic lenses, car headlights, thermos flasks, laboratory glass articles, lamp bulbs, press glass lines, glass processing machines, blowing machines, IBS with 8 up to 32 stations for stemware bowls,tumblers, laboratory articles, lamp bulbs, thermos flasks, vases and bolwes etc. up to 60/pc. /min. Presses type ISP with 8 up to 20 stations hydraulic or servo for the production of stems for stemware (with bottom), ophthalmic lenses and smaller pressed glass articles. Double stations presses up to 14 double stations (ISP 14/2) Presses type RPH, hydraulic or servo, with 6 up to 16 stations for the production of pressed table glassware. Presses for the production of technical glass (car headlights) Servo Gob Feeder Cold processing machines Automatic cracking-off, grinding and polishing machine type ASA with 13, 26 or 39 stations for the finishing in standard cut-off process or laser cutting. Washing and drying belt, Fire polishing machine and Tableware inspection machine.

an exceptional reputation as a high-tech electronics engineering company worldwide. futronic holds the experience of more than 45 years developing, manufacturing and commissioning electronic control systems for the hollow glass manufacturing and tableware industry, i.e. electronic timing systems for various range of needs, synchronous drive systems, hot end reject systems for stuck and down ware, gateways to integrate components from other suppliers, cold end coating systems, controlling of proportional valves, automation of the lehr, training systems and various, useful software packages. The new generation of timing system is called ”FMT 24S”. This Flexible Modular Timing System for a maximum of 24 sections offers a high degree of flexibility and could be adapted to any type of I.S. Machine. Customer satisfaction and constantly improved quality are the focus of futronic’s activities, what reflects in fast delivery, comprehensive preand after-sales support, training and remote maintenance service.

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Pietro Agnetti - Export Manager Via Mario Carraro, 9/11 36075 Montecchio Maggiore - Vicenza Italy Phone: +39 342 3942907 Email: p.agnetti@fusiontec.eu Website: www.fusiontec.eu Fusiontec is a Revimac company that has been founded with the purpose to integrate under one roof all activities related to the industrial manufacturing of refractory materials for the glass industry, including design and supply of furnace/working end and forehearths. Revimac and Fusiontec offer a complete package including high quality material refractories and equipment for the full control of the glass melting & conditioning process.

Quartz House, 20 Clarendon Road Redhill, Surrey RH1 1QX, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)1737 855000 Email: glass@quartzltd.com Website: www.glass-international.com Glass International offers readers the latest news from across the hollow, container, flat, and speciality glassmaking industry and is the official media partner for the global Glassman events. The magazine focuses on industrial, economic and environmental issues affecting the industry and includes articles discussing the latest developments and challenges in glass manufacturing. Regular features comprise of global news and events, company and country profiles, and previews and reviews of important industry conferences and exhibitions.

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Stand C18 Tolnauerstr. 3-4 D-88069 Tettnang, Germany Phone: +49 (0)7542 5307 0 Email: info@futronic.de Website: www.futronic.de The German company futronic GmbH - a subsidiary of the German Jetter AG - attained

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34935 Sultanbeyli, Istanbul, Turkey Phone: +90 216 5923234 Website: www.glassymould.com www.deryasas.com Derya M.D.M San.Ve Tic. A.S was established in 2016 with its brand name Glassymould in order to supply the mould equipment and spare part needs of the global tableware glass industry. We provide complete mould equipment and machine parts related with various glass manufacturing processes and machines (Press, Press & Blow, Spinning and T/T). Our engineers and employees who work together have over 20 years of experience and know-how in mould and spare part manufacturing. We offer quality, suitable pricing and lead times to all of our customers. Our well-known customers / glass tableware manufacturing companies around the globe, our experience, know-how, valuable business partners, associates and workers are our greatest strength. By using our capabilities and capacity, we provide the best quality service that is continuous and sustainable. Our aim is to provide the best solution and advantages to our valuable customers and business associates around the globe. Therefore Derya/Glassymould has earned a rightful reputation for providing positive contributions to the tableware glass manufacturing industry since the start of its operations. Thanks to our customer’s great trust and support since then. We will continue to support our customers with their new and existing mould equipment needs or turnkey projects related to their new machine investments. Our motto is quality driven management and customer satisfaction.

GLASS MACHINERY PLANTS & ACCESSORIES Stand D06 Luciano Molina via A. Gramsci 57 20032 Cormano (Milano) - Italy Phone: +39 0266306866 Email: luciano.molina@glassonline.com Website: http://www.glassonline.com/site/ Glass Machinery Plants and Accessories is an international magazine for glass manufacturing, and is targeted at glassworks involved in the production and processing of hollowware and special glass (bottles, containers, household, lighting, technical, scientific, industrial Continued>>

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and medical glassware). GMP&A is a bimonthly periodical with about 100 pages of product news, current world news, technical articles and dossiers, worldwide exhibitions, glassworks in the world, Yellow Pages, etc. GMP&A is supported by GlassOnLine.com, the most visited international website for the glass industry and by the Glass Industry Directory, an annual guide which gives a complete overview of international glassworks and suppliers involved in hollowware and special glass manufacturing.

that engineers and realises high-end melting (and conditioning) solutions for several types of glasses such as: container, tableware, mineral-wools, neutralborosilicate, sodium silicate and others. From turn-key projects to single ancillaries (like slitting or batch chargers). Glass Service cooperates with the bigger names of the industry all over the world. Our strength-points are flexibility, competitive price/quality ratio, and a wide experience on combustion systems, colouring feeders, borosilicate glass and stirring mechanisims.

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Stand B03 Erik Muijsenberg Rokytnice 60, 755 01 Vsetín, Czech Republic Phone: +420 571 412 626 Email: info@gsl.cz Website: www.gsl.cz Glass Service (GS), headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the Netherlands, USA, China and Slovakia, is a leading consultant in the field of glass melting, furnace control, operation, troubleshooting, and optimising furnace designs. GS programmers have developed in-house mathematical modeling software enabling the optimization of glass melting and combustion processes in glass furnaces and forehearths. More than 700 different projects have been completed using GS software. Presently a new version of furnace modeling software (GFM 5.0) is being developed. GFM 5.0 uses a new generation of non-orthogonal mesh which enables proper representation of all geometric features and local refinement. GS has its own laboratory for glass defect analysis and analyzes more than 2,000 defects yearly. Additional testing capabilities utilize basic and applied research in the field of glass melting, GS has invested considerable effort into developing a new technology called a “Supervisory Advanced Control System” using our proprietary software known as the Expert System - ESIIITM. More than 155 installations have been successfully deployed worldwide. GS supplies high quality selected raw materials to the glass industry.

Stand D08 Loma Larga #2621,Colonia Obispado Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 64060, Mexico Phone: +52 81 8151 2800 Email: info@gmp.com.mx Website: http://www.gmp.com.mx/

GLASS SERVICE S.R.L Stand C28 Via Cascina Lari, San Miniato Pisa 56027, Italy Email: sales@glassservice.it Website: www.glassservice.it Glass Service S.r.l. is an Italian company

HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL Stand A34 Francisco Sanchez Leon 1305 Cherrington Parkway, Suite 100 Moon Township, PA 15108, United States Phone: +1 (55) 5370 4859 Email: FLeon@thinkHWI.com Website: http://thinkHWI.com HarbisonWalker International (HWI) provides the largest refractory manufacturing capacity to the glass industry in North America. Over 85 years of research and development in the glass market have enabled us to pioneer innovative glass solutions

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HEAT UP LATIN AMERICA Stand B01 Hans Mehl Nueva Inglaterra 505-B, Lomas de Cortés Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico Phone: +52 1 777 267 6666 Email: hans.mehl@heat-up.mx Website: http://mglassfactoryservices.com Heat Up Latin America is a Mexican based company supplying services and products for the glass industry in North, Central and South America. We are specialised in Furnaces Heat Up, Expansion control, Dust Free Cullet Fill, Furnace Draining with complete water recycling, Thermal Regenerator cleaning and Hot Drilling (Bubbler, Thermocouple, Electrode Holders) for all kind of glass melting furnaces.

REAL-TIME INTELLIGENT DATA ACCESS By receiving open information from one single, smart database in real-time, you’re even more in touch with all your processes – no matter where you are – which means greater efficiency and productivity, less defects and losses. In fact, it’s like having your own personal satellite backed by our service, support and training. So, watch this space if you are gearing up for Manufacturing Intelligence.

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Being backed up by our mother Hotwork International (Europe), apart from the refractory services, Heat Up Latin America has also an experienced engineering department, providing Combustion Technology Solutions. Our combustions systems include all types of gas and oil burners, for underport, sideport and throughport firing, as well as, all types of Oxygen Burners for furnace and forehearths. Heat Up Latin America is the preferred partner in the glass industry when it comes to Energy saving and NOx reduction.

HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC.

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Samuel Leaper 3009 Washington Road McMurray, PA, 15317, United States Phone: +1 724 941 9550 Email: sleaper@hft.com Website: www.HFT.com For over 70 years, Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. has served the global glass industry. Since 1947, its engineering, technical service, purchasing, construction and project management teams have been committed to providing turnkey services for batch plants, complete glass plants, container glass furnaces, float glass furnaces, fibre glass furnaces, foam glass furnaces, sodium silicate furnaces, pressed glass melting services, hand glass processes, tableware & lighting products. In its 70 plus years the engineering staff have provided furnace designs utilising regenerative package furnace, cross-fire furnace, endfire furnace, electric furnace and oxy-fuel melting technologies, and have serviced over 1,000 projects worldwide. HFT’s vast construction experience has led to it gaining a formidable reputation throughout the world for its outstanding record of safe, on-time and under budget performance for the construction of glass manufacturing plants and furnaces. HFT’s highly trained and experienced project managers and supervisors, having a diverse range of experience and skills are among the most respected in the industry. World famous Lehr supplier E.W. Bowman is now part of HFT. Bowman specialises in the supply of container glass annealing lehrs, decorating lehrs, mould pre-heating kilns, belt

cleaning rushes, lehr process consultation and lehr overhauls.

HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG Stand B01 Yvonne Walker Bergstrasse 2, 95703 Ploessberg, Germany Phone: +49 96369204142 Email: ywalker@hornglas.de Website: www.hornglass.com Horn Glass Industries is a German specialist in the design and supply of complete glass melting technology is a solution partner for the worldwide glass industry. With its overseas subsidiary companies in Czech Republic, India, Malaysia and China, Horn matches the glass industry’s requirements for local and fast activities. With more than 130 years of experience in glass melting, Horn has a wide range of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of different furnace types for production of lighting ware, tableware, containers, cast glass, float glass, solar glass and technical glassware. The range of products and services includes utility equipment such as combustion systems, electric control equipment as well as modern process controlling with SCADA systems of the highest standard, and the design engineering and site service, to name just a few. Moreover, with its service people, Horn can cover the full requirements of the glass industry. A wide range of experts is available to install and commission all melting tanks worldwide. Service people can react quickly in order to provide assistance in case of any trouble during the glass production.

HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. Stand C34

Hornos Plamasso P.I. La Pedrosa, Nave 10 - C/ La Pedrosa, 23 Masquefa 08783, (Barcelona), Spain Phone: +34 937728710 Email: plamasso@hornosplamasso.com Website: www.hornosplamasso.com Incorporated in 1945, we have undertaken the deisgn and installation of many gas fired furnaces and forehearths throughout the world. We specialise in the design of OXYGAS fired furnaces for high quality glass

melting. We provide a range of services to the glass industry including furnace design, project management, engineering, equipment supply, construction and commissioning. Melting technology for tank furnaces, Combustion technology for oxygas & gas-fired systems, Colour forehearth system, Glass gathering robots, Low NOx reduction technology, Process control systems.

HOTWORK - USA LLC Stand A33 223 Gold Rush Road, Lexington KY 40503 United States Phone: +1 859 2761570 Website: www.hotwork.com Since 1965, Hotwork has provided glass furnace heatup services to glass manufacturers around the world. Hotwork has a range of specialised services developed to serve the needs of glass furnace operators. Along with heatups, these services include: expansion and contraction control supervision, sulfate burnouts, glass draining including hot water recycling, controlled and rapid steam cooldowns, hold hots, cullet fills (dry, wet and vibrated), cullet screening and electronic crown rise monitoring.

ICEBEL Stand B21 Afonso Cardeira Rua 1º de Janeiro, 53 Marinha Grande Portugal Phone: +35 1244545310 Email: cardeira@icebel.com Website: www.icebel.com Icebel began its activity in the production of cold-end line equipment in 1992. With its foundations in cold-line equipment, it has been involving itself in other industrial sectors with customized solutions, keeping as a source the equipment for automatic handling, palletising, articles and palletized loads conveyance and pallets packaging. Installs complete systems, integrating its production equipment with those made by other manufacturers. Icebel’s mission is to study and design, build, assemble and provide automatic cold-end line equipment, mainly including: palletizing, depalletising, handling, articles and palletized loads conveyance. While meeting its mission the company assumes a posture of ethics, honesty and credibility, providing customer saticfaction and econimics, seeks partnerships with the suppliers for mutual benefit and provides professional

improvement and personal enhancement of its employees. Main products and services: Complete studies for the design and construction of cold end machinery. - Full automatic cold end lines with supervision. - Palletisers and depalitisers for semi-automatic lines or high-speed fully automatic lines. - Shuttle car systems to one of more palletisers for pallets to be loaded and unloaded. - Conveyors to carry pallet loads. - Checking and preparing line for empty pallets. - Process optimisation service in the cold end.

INTERGLASS, SA DE CV Stand B10 Aldo Chanón Lateral Sur Periférico Norte 559, Parque Industrial Belenes Norte, 45150, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Phone: +52 3793 8800 ext. 4303 Email: sales@interlub.com Website: www.interglass.com.mx/esp/ index Interglass es una empresa líder en el desarrollo de lubricantes especializados para la industria del vidrio. • Lubricantes para cuchillas de corte • Lubricantes y recubrimientos para equipo de entrega • La más amplia gama de compuestos desmoldantes • Lubricantes especializados de alto desempeño Nuestros productos logran optimizar los diferentes procesos de fabricación dentro de la industria vidriera, reduciendo costos de mantenimiento, aumentando la productividad y eficiencia de empaque de su empresa. Lubricantes especializados para Envases, Cristalería, Vidrio plano, Tubo de Borosilicato y Vidrio Automotriz.

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Z.I. du Chêne 14 rue du 35ème Régiment d’Aviation 69500 Bron, France Phone: +33 (0)4 72 78 35 27 Email: contact@iris-im.com Website: http://www.iris-im.com Iris Inspection Machines is a provider of turnkey sorting solutions for glass containers of any shape or colour, including wine, beer, jars, liquor and Continued>>

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Champagne bottles, pharmaceuticals, perfumes and food containers. A team of dedicated Research and Development engineers has evolved a performing range of equipment to match the industry’s demanding requirements and satisfy the quality needs of key international brands. Iris Inspection Machines is known for its Evolution 12 sidewall and sidewall stress inspection equipment, for its Evolution 5 base, base stress, finish and mould reader machine. Iris has recently introduced two new equipments dedicated to the perfume, high value liquors and flaconnage industry, Evolution Ultimate for transparent defects and Evolution Dim for precise dimensional on line. The company has based its development on a long-term partnership with glassmakers in the field of glass defects detection, as well as on an exceptional know-how in the most innovative vision technologies. Iris was the first to develop and propose a 12 camera inspection machine. The success of Iris is due not only to the efficiency of its Evolution machines range but also to the excellent support provided by engineers worldwide.

stamping, pad printing, labelling etc. KBAKammann machines are available with up to 12 printing heads. Traditional ceramic inks and UV-curable inks can be used. Modern camera based article pre-register systems and Single Captured Tooling guarantee best colour-to-colour print accuracy. KBAKammann printing machines are easy to use and set-up with extremely short changeover times.

KLUBER LUBRICATION MEXICANA SA SE CV Stand B26 Av. de la Montaña no. 109 Parque Industrial Querétaro 76220, Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Querétaro Mexico Phone: +52 (442)229 5706 Website: www.klueber.com

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ISIMAT GMBH SIEBDRUCKMASCHINEN Stand C17 Rindelbacherstrasse 36-40 74379 Ellwangen (Jagst), Germany Phone: +49 7961 886 0 Email: info@isimat.de Website: www.isimat.com Isimat excels in designing and manufacturing advanced printing machines for direct printing onto packaging containers. Print quality, reliability and productivity make Isimat’s printing machines the preferred choice in the global market of direct container printing.

KBA-KAMMANN GMBH Stand B22 Andre Tiesmeier Bergkirchener Str. 228 32549 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany Phone: +49 57345140 0 Email: tiesmeier@kba-kammann.com Website: www.kba-kammann.com KBA-Kammann of Germany is a supplier of fully automatic CNC controlled screen and digital printing machines for the decoration of glass bottles, drinking glasses and cosmetic glass packaging with almost no limitation to article shapes. These modern printing machines can be combined with other decorating systems e.g. hot-foil

Jarmo Näppi Ahjokatu 4 A, Lahti, Finland Phone: +358 3 829 21 Email: sales@lahtiprecision.com Website: www.lahtiprecision.com Companies of all sizes all over the world have selected Lahti Precision as their supplier of batch plants, cullet recycling systems, waste fibre, glass recycling systems, engineering studies, and plant modernisations. With over 200 references, everyday more than 50,000 tons of raw materials are processed with the aid of Lahti Precision’s technology to be melted to the highest quality standards required for float glass, bottles, strong reinforcement fibres, warm insulation wool, flat TVs, LCD panels, bright tableware, and various other glass products.

LOGIK SRL Stand E05 Fabrizio Boschi Via Ramazzone, 22, 43010 Fontevivo (PR), Italy Phone: +39 0521 611116 Email: info@logik.it Website: www.logik.it

TRACEABILITY WITH UNIQUE BOTTLE IDENTIFICATION It’s like DNA for glass: an engraved data matrix code with which one can trace any bottle to its point of origin. The hot and cold-end data from all the sensors are assembled in this unique code making it a powerful tool, essential for “big” analysis. Backed by our service, support and training, it’s one of the many ways we’re helping you to get ready for Big Data in the Smart Factory.

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Since joining the Emmeti group of companies, Logik has been able to prove their position in the global industry with the successful design, manufacturing and delivery of machines, which are reliable, technology advanced and competitively priced to position themselves as a global supplier in the market. Like all companies in the Emmeti group, Logik has its own in-house engineering team, to design and manufacture packaging equipment. It supplies depalletisers, case and crate packers and unpackers, as well as case palletizers, to wineries, distilleries, breweries, glass plants, glass re-pack operations and a host of other industries.

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LOGISTICA COMERCIAL BRIGMADI Stand E02 Jacobo Duque Arranz Tomillo 63, Victoria De Las Democracias, Azcapotzalco, C.P. 02810 Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico Phone: +521 55 3367 8664 Email: jacobo.duque@lcbrigmadi.com.mx Website: www.lcb.com.mx We are a proud Mexican company specialised in refractory and mechanical works, with several years of experience that has given us the recognition of our customers in different services for the glass industry, including: Fabrication, supply and installation of structural steel. Installation of castables and refractory bricks and special pieces. Hot repairs. Heat up and sealing. Based on customer specifications and engineering, LCB builds furnaces for glass production processes and give them maintenance during its operation. By selecting the qualified operating staff, equipment and tools, our goal is to ensure a correct refractory installation in order to maximize the furnace operational life and to reduce the maintenance costs. This sector offers one of the biggest challenges in the refractory industry because of the required specialized works, delivery time and quality of the service. Since 2013 to 2017 we have reached 980,000 Man-Hours performed and 35,000 tons of refractory material installed. In 2014 we certified all our processes under the international norms ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The implementation of our management system reflects the conviction that we have to establish ourselves as an organisation in continuous learning and improvement, where customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal and we ensure to provide to our workers safety and health.

LWN LUFTTECHNIK GmbH Stand C12 Hühndorfer Höhe 7 D - 01723 Wilsdruff, Germany Phone: +49 176 127 08506 Website: http://www.lufttechnik-lwn.de ShowGuide Entry LWN Lufttechnik is a worldwide market leader in cooling systems for glass industry. The company produces not only high efficiency fans but also valves (up to 1000 C°), air ducts, nozzles, electrical cabinets and automatic control systems. With its innovative colling system for mould cooling of IS machines, it’s possible not only to save energy but also to increase production speed. It is the first complex control system of mould cooling of IS machines, built as combination of fans, fans automatic control and control of mould temperature, the entire system is supported by thermal calculations of the moulds. LWN cooling systems for container glass are successfully installed and used in over 50 countries all around the world including the biggest container glass producers such as Ardagh, Vetropack, Can-Pack, Verallia and Ambev. LWN also produces a furnace cooling system for container and float glass plants. Companies such as AGC, Euroglass, Saint-Gobain in float and Sorg and Horn in container, have successfully used our furnace cooling equipment all around the world. From 2014 LWN has also provided FEM calculations of thermal distribution on moulds for IS machines, air glow and pressure losses in air ducts and cooling nozzles. We will cool your glass!

MAGNECO/METREL, INC Stand A12 Luis Diaz 223 W. Interstate Road Addison, Illinois 60101, United States Phone: +1 (630) 543-6660 Email: ldiaz@magneco-metrel.com Website: www.magneco-metrel.com Magneco/Metrel, Inc. (MMI) has developed a family of refractory monolithic products referred to as Metpump for Glass Furnace Applications. MMI’s cement-free colloidal silica bonded monolithic refractory products offer an alternative to the traditional refractory technology used in the glass furnace. Metpump products have excellent thermal shock capabilities and can be used in many different applications for hot or cold repairs for emergencies and scheduled maintenance. Full construction and major repair on: regenerators, melter tank areas

and refiner. Hot repairs for all areas of the glass furnace. Precast, prefired shapes in any geometry (peepholes, burner blocks, tuckstones).

MAQUINADOS FLORES GONZALEZ S.A. DE C.V Stand B28 Ing. Pedro Flores G. Prado Fresno 1426, Valle Verde Tonala, Mexico Phone: +52 3336205115 Email: pflores@maquinadosflores.com Website: www.maquinadosflores.com Empresa dedicada a la fabricación de equipo de moldeo para maquinas IS y semiautomático. Con mas de 15 años de experiencia y certificados en ISO 90012015. Ofrecemos un servicio integral adaptándonos a las necesidades del cliente. Company dedicated to the manufacture of moulding equipment for IS and semiautomatic machines. With more than 15 years of experience and certified in ISO 9001-2015. We offer a comprehensive service adapting to the needs of the custmers.

MARPOSS S.A. DE C.V Stand A31 Boulevard Adolfo Lopez Mateos 40 Club de Golf Bellavista Atizapán De Zaragoza Edo. De Mexico C.P. 52995, Mexico Website: www.marposs.com Marposs is a world leader in the supply of gauging systems for dimensional and geometric inspection for industrial environment. Thanks to its 65 years of experience, metrology know-how and its wide range of products, Marposs is able to give an answer to any gauging necessity by providing measurement components, benches or measuring machines up to fully automated lines. Marposs is headquartered in Bentivoglio (BO) and is present in 34 countries, in 25 countries with its own sales and service network and in nine countries with agents/distributors.

MERSEN MEXICO MONTERREY Stand D04 Temis No 703 Colonia Arbolledas de Santa Cruz Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Phone: +52 818 127 2826 Website: www.mersen.com

M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES S.A DE C.V. Stand B01 Hans Mehl Nueva Inglaterra 505-B, Lomas de Cortés Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico Phone: +52 (777) 322 6956 Email: h.mehl@mglassfactoryservices.com Website: http://mglassfactoryservices.com M-Glass Factory Services is dedicated to offer best services for the glass industry. As a supplier we combine international well re-known companies in our profile, allowing M-Glass Factory Services to offer the complete service from the unloading of raw materials and processing to the gob. M-Glass Factory Services is based in Cuernavaca, Mexico and operates since 2011 with highly qualified, dedicated engineers and being backed up by our expert Hans Mehl with over 30 years of experience in the glass industry. Besides the supply of equipment the company is specialised in providing specialised services such as the supervision of furnace construction steel structure and refractory), furnace operation and technical assistance, audits of furnaces along with refiners and forehearths as well as taking care of clients problems and offer tailor made solutions.

MOLDES MEDELLIN LTDA Stand C27 Carrera 49 No. 75 Sur 133 Sabaneta Antioquia, Colombia 055450, Colombia Phone: + 57 4 403 9350 Website: http://rossint.com/moldesmedellin-ltda/

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conditioning with the services to keep our equipment running long and reliably. Sorg solutions provide our customers the lowest total cost of ownership over the life of their investment. Sorg is the leading worldwide supplier of glass melting and conditioning technology, engineering, equipment and services for float, containers, flat glass, fibres, tableware, solar glass, etc. We serve customers in over 70 countries. Innovations include a new burner mount to make burner adjustments simple. This eases optimal combustion setup with the minimum amount of NOx emissions. The integrated angle adjustment setting allows easy adjustment of the burner angle via hand spindles or optionally with a motor from the furnaces contol room.

OFFICINE S.L. Stand D09 Francesco Leoncini General Agustin Millan 11. Col San Andres Atoto Naucalpan de Juarez CP 53500 Edo de Mex. Mexico Phone: +55-3352-4587 Email: fleoncini@officinesl.com Website: http://officinesl.com Officine S.L. es empresa Italiana dedicada a la fabricación de moldes para vidrio desde 1948 con sede principal en Colle di Val d’Elsa (Italia). En el 2016 abre una planta de producción en la Ciudad de Mexico para crear presencia y para ofrecer el mejor servicio en la industria del vidrio en America Latina y USA. La empresa está enfocada en calidad y servicio de la creación de las molduras. Con la tecnología y conocimiento al paso de los años se ha desarrollado molduras para todos los procesos de producción de vidrio: - Maquinas IS - Automático y Semiautomático – Envases, perfumería - Prensado– Moldes en 1, 2 o más partes - Soplado - Moldes en 1, 2 o más partes Desde 1996 Officine S.L. cuenta con el Sistema de Calidad UNI EN ISO 9001 (ahora en ed. 2015) con la finalidad de organizar y sistematizar nuestras actividades siendo uno de las principales razones crear un lazo de confiabilidad con nuestros clientes. Hoy en día a través de la experiencia adquirida en los 70 años de actividad, la empresa permite garantizar la mejor opción de acabados superficial, vida útil y velocidad de nuestras molduras. Todo a través de un sistema de mejora continuo que ha llevado a identificar los requerimientos del mercado internacional.

PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD Stand A06 Simon Parkinson Holmfield, Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6SX, United Kingdom Phone: 0044 (0) 1422254472 Email: simon.parkinson@parkinsonspencer.co.uk Website: www.parkinson-spencer.co.uk/ Parkinson-Spencer Refractories is a supplier of refractories and engineered products for the glass manufacturing industry and are specialists in glass conditioning. As a licensee of Emhart Glass we are one of the world’s leading suppliers of feeder expendable refractories for the glass industry. Feeder expendables are refractory parts used in the glass gobforming system, a system that is essential to the manufacture of many different types of glassware such as glass containers and glass tableware. We are also one of the foremost suppliers of forehearth and distributor systems to the glass industry worldwide and our ability to design and manufacture both the refractories and the engineered systems is unique. The PSR System 500 is a unique design of forehearth and distributor that has established a worldwide reputation for achieving the best in glass thermal homogeneity, temperature stability and fuel efficiency. We design, manufacture and supply the complete refractory assembly for our System 500 forehearths including channel blocks, distributor glass contact blocks and forehearth superstructure refractories. PSR’s Cord Dispersal System is also the only proven solution to the common problem of ‘cat-scratch’ cord an each one is supplied with a money-back guarantee.

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PENNINE INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LTD Stand B10 Manor Croft House, Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DT, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)1484 864 733 Email: sales@pennine.org Website: http://www.pennine.org/ Pennine Industrial es un líder del mercado en la fabricación de cadena transportadora silenciosa y piñones. Con más de 30 años de experiencia, estamos enfocados en ayudar a nuestros clientes con todos los aspectos del transporte de vidrio de

GLOBAL SUPPORT TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR INVESTMENT We’re not in space (yet) but the Tiama team is there for you with more than 70 international experts, offering the best in service, support and training backup. We offer local customer support, on-line spare-parts catalogs, a 24/7 hotline and remote troubleshooting. Our team also provides excellent training programs which help you make the most of your investment and help you identify problems before they happen. So, watch this space to see how our service will help you prepare for Manufacturing Intelligence.

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acabado caliente. ¿Qué nos diferencía? Cadenas de transporte Premium de alta calidad para manejo de vidrio en extremo caliente Piñones maquinados con precisión Fabricación de cadenas silenciosas para transmisión de potencia Creadores del exitoso sistema patentado de protección de la cabeza del alfiler (HPL) Los tornos y fresadores CNC de última generación, respaldados con el último software CAD / CAM, garantizan que las piezas maquinadas de precisión se suministren en todo momento. Distribuidores de extrusiones UHMW-Pe de alta calidad.

PNEUMOFORE Stand B13

Via N. Bruno 34, 10098 Rivoli, Italy Phone: +39 011.950.40.30 Email: info@pneumofore.com Website: www.pneumofore.com Founded in 1923, Pneumofore manufactures vacuum pumps and air compressors for industrial applications worldwide and supplies the hollow glass industry with centralized vacuum and compressed air systems, designed for the pneumatic requirements of the IS machines. With references in Latin America such as O-I, AB InBev - Modelo Group, Crown, Carib Glass, Vidrio Formas, Glass & Glass and more, Pneumofore compressors and vacuum pumps are found worldwide, whenever customers require extraordinary reliability and constant performance. A leader in Rotary Vane technology, Pneumofore solutions focus on efficiency, durability, minimal Life Cycle Cost, and high environmental respect.

POCO GRAPHITE INC. an Entegris Company www.glass-international.com

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Erin Adkins 300 Old Greenwood Road, 76234 Decatur, TX United States Phone: +1 940 6272121 Email: erin_adkins@entegris.com

Website: http://poco.com/ Las soluciones en cerámica de precisión que ofrece Poco Graphite para el manejo y los materiales únicos de grafito Glassmate pueden mejorar el desempeño en la producción de envases de vidrio, reducir el tiempo de inactividad de la máquina y aumentar los rendimientos. POCO es conocido por sus diseños, particularmente los insertos y portainsertos de precisión que permiten una rápida y efectiva instalación de la máquina y reemplazo de insertos. Los portainsertos de acero estándar están disponibles en varios tipos y tamaños. POCO ofrece un portainserto de doble función que permite el uso de insertos fijos o flotantes, ahorrando el tiempo de cambiar el portainserto cuando cambia el estilo de la inserción. Los insertos están disponibles en blanco semielaborado o pueden maquinarse con precisión para obtener un acabado específico. Los ensambles de placa muerta Glassmate combinan la resistencia de una placa de soporte metálica con la superficie compatible con el contenedor de un inserto Glassmate. Las barras apiladoras Lehr de POCO están disponibles para satisfacer todas sus necesidades de manejo de envase en aplicaciones abiertas, semicerradas o cerradas.

PRINTING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL Stand A11

Garry Gargallo Av. Baja California 274, Piso 2 Col. Hipódromo Condesa, C.P. 03100 Mexico D.F. Mexico Phone: +5215585705368 Email: garry@psi-latam.com Website: www.psi-latam.com Printing Systems International (PSI) excels in designing and manufacturing high quality printing machines CNC, Digital and Heat Transfer for directly decorating hollow containers made from glass, plastic and metal. Based in Xiamen (South China) offering its services since 2003. Our equipments are built with worldwide quality standard, premium materials and components designed to meet decorating or manufacturing needs on all kind of objects combined with easy operation and setup. PSI offers a dedicated range of printing

machines, including the training of your teams on our equipment and assisting them for the full-printing process to support you all along your lines life cycle.

PYROTEK INC Stand B25 705 West 1st Avenue Spokane, WA 99201, United States Phone: +1 717 240 4186 Website: www.pyrotek.com/ Pyrotek is a global engineering leader and innovator of technical solutions and integrated systems design for container glass, flat glass, metals and other hightemperature industries. Learn more at www. pyrotek.com/glass.

QUANTUM ENGINEERED PRODUCTS Stand B16 Steven Kozora 438 Saxonburg Boulevard, United States Phone: +1 7243525100 Email: stevenk@quantumforming.com Website: www.quantumforming.com/ At Quantum we have been solving container forming problems for nearly four decades. The Quantum Forming System can operate on any IS machine and be used in any container forming process. Throughout the glass container industry the Quantum name is synonymous with innovation and quality. We have developed many technologies that have revolutionised the glass container forming industry. Quantum is the leading innovator in the industry to improve production processes that reduce costs and improve the product quality of our clients around the globe. At Quantum, we remain committed to the intelligent engineering of glass container forming systems. Solving your container forming problems is more than just part of our business; it is our only business!

RAMSEY PRODUCTS CORPORATION Stand A07 135 Performance Drive, Belmont North Carolina 28012, United States Phone: +1 704 394 0322 Email: sales@ramseychain.com Website: www.ramseychain.com Ramsey Silent Chain. Ramsey is a worldwide leading manufacturer of silent chains (inverted tooth chains) for conveying and power transmission applications. Ramsey offers the world’s widest range of top

quality silent chain products, the highest level of service, and competitive prices. Ramsey works with glass manufacturers in every part of the world, providing conveyor chains that can run at faster speeds, operate more smoothly, and deliver longer life than ever before. New Products: Sentry chains combine the best features of Ramsey’s established wear protected chains with features developed for high speed power transmission chain. Ramsey’s RKO tool provides for easy connection and disconnection of Wear Protected chains and holds a US and a European patent. Other Unique Products: Wear Protected Chains: Lifeguard - with three US patents and a European patent, and Allguard FX feature recessed pin heads for maximum wear protection. R-Select, with highly wear resistant chromium alloy links only in the parts of the chain that wear the most, holds a US patent. Other industry favourites: Ultralife and RPV silent chain exemplify Ramsey’s focus on developing conveying chain products that serve the exacting requirements of glass production. Visit Stand #A07 to learn more about our chains.

RECKMANN GMBH Stand B01 Werkzeugstrasse 19-23 Hagen North Rhine-Westphalia 58093 Germany Phone: +49 2331 3501-0 Email: info@reckmann.de Website: www.reckmanngmbh.com Platinum Thermocouples quality is “Made in Germany”. With more than 45 years of experience and with 185 employees we are one of the leading manufacturers of temperature sensors. We specialise in the production of high quality thermocouples for the glass industry: + Thermocouples PtRh-Pt type S/R and B + various designs (customised) for all applications (Forehearths/Feeder/Stack/Crown) + From single up to triple elements also with platinum thimble made of alloy (PT10%Rh) or specifically stabilized platinum DPH + Recycling of waste (old platinum) + Buying of old platinum + Best prices. Test us.

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Alejandro Olvera Galeana 415 Ote. El Lechugal Santa Catarina, N. L. Mexico Phone: +52 81 83363595 Email: aolvera@zedmex.com.mx Website: www.zedmex.com Refractarios Zedmex, SA is a Mexican private company, founded in 1979 with the objective of manufacturing special refractory parts and materials using high technology materials. As a result of its development, the company has achieved significant market share in the Mexican refractory industry and continues to grow in the supply of materials and parts in the global refractory consumer market. Zedmex has over the years obtained excellent recognition in the refractory industry as a reliable supplier of the highest quality products available globally. We are a flexible manufacturer with a team of highly experienced technicians; Our mission is to meet the individual requirements of each customer through the supply of special refractory parts, complemented by a first class technical service. Industries •glass •steel •aluminium / metal •ceramics / chemical •oil >> tailor-made products, special design refractory parts, standard pressed bricks, monolithic -mortars -concrete -rammed insulation. The main characteristics of our products are high purity materials, high precision in dimensions, high resistance to: -thermal shock -corrosión - erosion -hot load, high dimensional stability at high temperatures. Full adaptation to the forms, designs, characteristics and special requirements of the client

Revimac belongs to the Bottero group of companies. The company boasts an experience of almost 30 years with the major glass containers manufacturers in the world by supplying a wide size range of IS machines (Re-manufactured), High speed Stackers with multi axis servo motors, fully PLC control Hot treatment hoods and other equipments in the hot end area. Revimac E-forehearth system has been developed to grant glass conditioning control above the standard, as required by NNPB process operation.

RHI MAGNESITA

speed screen printing and full colour inkjet printing lines, including palletising- and depalletising equipment. Additional to the complete lines we have a full service in supplying spare parts, as well as a maintenance programme for our machines and a full training for screen preparation, screen printing and machine maintenance.

ROSS INTERNATIONAL Stand C27 See Moldes Medellin Ltda United Kingdom Website: www.rossint.com A family owned company, founded in 1983, Ross International is a global supplier of glass mould equipment, engineering services and special and commercial tools We integrate and foster synergies between associated companies to be a global leader in glass mould manufacturing. We are currently developing proprietary technologies that are unparalleled in the glass mould industry. With 800+ employees in four continents we are looking to disrupt the glass container industry. Mission To stake out a differentiated market position as the design, technology, quality and delivery leader with unsurpassed speed to market in the mould equipment space for highly decorated glass containers. Company policies • Provide products and services that meet the requirements of customers. • Improve quality, safety and the preservation of the environment. • Manage of risks, prevent injuries, diseases, and implement environmental controls that comply with legal requirements applicable. Company values • Transparency. Fairness. Loyalty. Gratefulness. Hard work. • Have the right people, respect them, empower them and be a team. • Confront facts and plan accordingly. • Recognise and develop our competitive advantages. • Discipline for sustainable results. • Use technology carefully selected as an accelerator.

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Stand D07 Lori Whalen 3956 Virginia Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45227, United States Phone: +1 513 527 6178 Email: lori.whalen@rhimagnesita.com Website: www.rhimagnesita.com RHI Magnesita is the result of the merger between RHI and Magnesita to form the global leading supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services which are indispensable for high-temperature processes exceeding 1200°C. RHI Magnesita supplies to a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals, and glass. With a vertically integrated supply chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves more than 10,000 customers in nearly every country around the world. The company’s unmatched global presence includes more than 14,000 employees in 35 main production sites, and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita intends to use its global leadership position, complementary product portfolio, and diversified geographic presence to revolutionize the refractory industry. We have an experienced and dedicated team providing commercial and technical expertise in the glass industry, ready to serve the glass producers of the world in all market segments. For more information please visit www.rhimagnesita.com.

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ROSARIO C2C BV

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Pietro Agnetti - Export Manager Via Mario Carraro, 19 36075 Montecchio Maggiore - Vicenza Italy Phone: +39 342 3942907 Email: pietro.agnetti@revimac.com Website: www.revimac.com

Stand A10 Everdenberg 113 4902TT Oosterhout, Netherlands Phone: +31 162 44 7750 Website: www.rosarioc2c.com Rosario C2C BV has served the glass industry for more than 50 years and in a recent cooperation with Curvink BV they supply inkjet printing technology. It manufactures and supplies complete high

Stand E03 Ricardo Rodríguez Rodríguez Santo Santiago 3595. Col. Jardines de los Arcos. 44500, Mexico Phone: +52 01 33 31 21 25 57 Email: info@rovisa.com.mx Website: www.rovisa.com.mx ROVI Engineering is a professional and dynamic company that uses the latest technology to meet the needs of the

market through the selection and sales of specialised equipment for quality control, preventative and corrective maintenance and solution design.

S.I.G.MA GROUP Stand C29 Via Delle Grigne 12/A Locate Varesino, Como 22070, Italy Phone: +39 0331 823.195 Email: sigmaref@tin.it Website: www.sigmaref.it With two manufacturing facilities, S.I.G.MA. Group has specialised in the production of refractory materials for the glass industry since 1990 and operates today on the five continents selling more than 85% of its production overseas. Thanks to continuous investments, the group has improved its widely used products like the specially grooved tube, the bonded high alumina for channel blocks and a high grade mullite as well as engineered a new structural design for the regenerator chambers.It is a supplier of refractories for glass furnaces.

SATINAL S.P.A Stand B15 Leonardo Pirazzoli Via Del Lavoro 1, Italy Phone: + 39 031870573 Email: leonardo@satinal.it Website: www.satinal.it Satinal Spa is a leader company in the production of machinery and chemicals for the frosting/acid etching of the hollow and flat glass, an outstanding package of services unique in the glass world. Our frosting machinery are the ideal solution for all companies that looks for efficiency, flexibility, durability and security and can be divided in: Manual Etching Machines or Automatic Etching Machines. Together with our frosting machinery, we supply a wide range of Chemical Frosting Powders of our own formulation and manufacturing, able to produce an high quality frosting effect on the glass surface.

SOCIETY OF GLASS TECHNOLOGY Stand D05 Christine Brown 9 Churchill Way, Chapeltown Sheffield S35 2PY, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 114 263 4455 Email: christine@sgt.org Continued>>

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Website: www.sgt.org The Society of Glass Technology is a non-profit making organisation serving a worldwide membership. We publish journals and text books; organise meetings and conferences on glass related topics; coordinate the activities of special interest groups and technical committees; and provide a communication framework geared to the needs of the glass community.

SOMOBRESLE Stand D10 Stéphane Franconville Zone Industrielle - Rue des Etangs 76340 Blangy Sur Bresle, France Phone: +33(0)2 35 94 03 26 Email: stephane.franconville@gmail.com Website: www.somobresle.fr Somobresle, a reference in glass moulds. Located in the heart of the Glass Valley, our expertise was moulded with the most prestigious perfumes, cosmetics, and spirits brands. 40 years experience in designing, engineering, manufacturing and repairing glass moulds for all processes and all glass types (Semi automatic, IS blow & blow, Press & blow, NNPB, Press molds H28, Spinning). Our customers are the most well known companies in tableware, cookware, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and containers. State of the art manufacturing equipments includes high speed milling, 5&4 axis, integrated turning and milling centres, welding plasma robot and manual, finishing expertise.

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SPECIALTY RONDOT Stand C26 30 Montgomery Street, Ste 240 Jersey City, Hudson 07042, United States Phone: +1 201 434 3600 Email: info@specialtyrondot.com Website: www.specialtyrondot.com Specialty Rondot, a RISE Group company, specialises in servicing the container glass industry through the supply of unique products and customised engineering solutions. The product range comprises original products manufactured by RISE Group companies such as Graphoidal Developments, Rondot, Sonicam and Sheppee International. Additionally, Specialty represents leading OEMs, among them Pennine Industrial Equipment and Heat-Up. Experienced engineers are available to visit and discuss your requirements as well as potential efficiency and quality improvements. CAD design services are offered for bespoke

customer solutions or modifications to standard equipment. Products include: High speed Stackers, Ware Transfers and Cross Conveyors, Multi-line Shear Spray Systems, IS Spare parts and accessories, Multi-Zone Machine Lubrication Systems, Mould Temperature Measuring Equipment, Mould Volume Measuring Equipment, Mould Polishing and Plunger Polishing Machines, Conveyor Chains, Lehr Belts, Cold End Coating Bridges, Cold End Coating Dosing Systems and Furnace Inspection cameras

STRADA MOULDS Stand B24 Chicco Ferrari 12, Via Ada Negri 20081 - Abbiategrasso (Milan), Italy Phone: +39 0294966977 Email: cferrari@stradamoulds.it Website: www.stradamoulds.it Since 1945 Strada is a globally recognised mouldmaker servicing the world packaging glass container segment specialising in the design and manufacture of moulds which are IS machines compatible and suitable for every processes (B&B, P&B, NNP&B). The company focuses on bringing to global groups and major stand alone glass factories worldwide its expertise to form moulds from specialised cast irons, bronzes, steels and graphites. The design department can prepare full manufacturing drawings from scratch and assist on processes of glass distribution improvements. Strategic partnership with leading IS machine makers and foundries can assist and support final customers on R&D achievements. Continuous investments into manufacturing process innovation contrinuted to create a paramount product quality which awards Strada as the pioneer company into efficient and modern manufatcuring systems applied to mould making industry.

STRATEGIC MATERIALS Stand C14

José María Castellanos Arriaga 17220 Katy Freeway, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77094. United States Phone: +1 686 292 26 23 Email: jmcastellanos@strategicmaterials.com Website: www.strategicmaterials.com Strategic Materials processes recycled glass and plastic for use in a wide array

of products, creating efficiencies for our customers while conserving earth’s natural resources. We are the largest glass recycler in North America, operating at nearly 50 locations. With a more than 100 year history, we provide expert knowledge and innovative processing techniques to recycling large material quantities while still providing value to a variety of markets.

STRUTZ INTERNATIONAL Stand A07 John M. Zwigart 440 Mars-Valencia Road Mars, PA 16046, United States Phone: +1 724-625-1501 Email: engineering@strutz.com Website: www.strutz.com Strutz International is the world’s leading manufacturer of high speed, high quality bottle decorating equipment. Since the introduction of the CLS-200 chainless decorator, it has become the worlds top selling high speed bottle decorator. Strutz introduced the New CLS-175 which uses the same chainless technology but can decorate larger bottles. The CLS-200 is a revolutionary design that has replaced the carrier conveyor chain or “link system” with precision cams and can decorate a typical 12oz beverage bottle at speeds up to 200 BPM with ultra high precision. They are available in Left to Right, or Right to Left configurations which can conserve floor space and manpower when multiple decorators are used. A typical CLS-200 has one extra station which can be used for either seam registration or an additional decorating station! This provides customers with a simple and economical means if in the future an additional colour station is required, without seam registration. This is something that our competitors do not offer. Both the CLS-200 and the CLS-175 come standard with user friendly touch screen control panels. Strutz International also manufactures and supplies ancillary equipment. Lehr loading Stackers: Push Bar, Pull Bar, Dual feed Stacker Systems Strutz Conveyors: Single Liners, Lehr Cross Conveyors and Dual Cross Conveyors.

SVA INDUSTRIE FERNSEH GMBH Stand D01 Axel Juergens Marie Curie Str. 11 D 40721 Hilden, Germany Phone: +49 2103 335500 Email: info@sva-hilden.de

Website: www.sva-hilden.de For more than 40 years SVA Industrie Fernseh has worked in the field of firing chamber monitoring systems. Our cameras are needed for different operative ranges in the global glass, steel, cement and utility industries as well as garbage incinerating plants. By permanent monitoring of the hot area, progresses can be carried out better and with less environmental load. Spoilage production can be reduced to a minimum. In addition to the chamber monitoring SVA is engaged in the field of professional vdeo monitoring technology. Digital visual recording and image processing can be used as well as matrix control for the complete monitoring of the plant.

TIAMA Stand A04

Oscar Gomes ZA des Plattes - 1 Chemin des Plattes 69390 Vourles, France Phone: +33 6 14 98 03 45 Email: j.isnard@tiama.com Website: www.tiama.com/ Tiama is a global provider of real-time process and quality control for the glass packaging industry. 50 year’s expertise for a one-stop-shopping: - Process monitoring solutions with the new range Tiama HOT systems (HOT mass, HOT move, HOT form & HOT eye) - Traceability solutions: laser code engraving and readers - Article quality control: vision and carrousel technologies such as MCAL4, MULTI4 and MX4 - IT intelligence tools for analysis and management of plant performances: “Tiama IQ range” - Laboratory systems with Tiama HOT lab and Tiama Cold lab - Complete range of service activities: customer local support, multilingual on-line spare-parts catalogs, tooling, repairs, refurbishment… Tiama: Not just INformation – ALLformation www.tiama.com

TME ENGINEERING Stand C33 110 Rue Du Smetz Campagne Les W 62120, France Phone: +33 3919 20491 Email: tme@tme-engineering.com Website: tme@tme-engineering.com Continued>>

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Stand B20 Kevin Moss 1400 Monroe Street Owosso, Michigan 48867, United States Phone: +1 989-321-2991 Email: kevin.moss@tri-mer.com Website: www.tri-mer.com The Tri-Mer system design and UltraCat catalytic filters are the only proven filtration combination available for glass emissions, with over eight years of operating history on float, container, and tableware plants. No other system has undergone almost a decade of evolution and improvement. No other filter is made like the UltraCat or has its performance characteristics. Currently over 30 glass furnaces are meeting regulatory requirements with the Tri-Mer UltraCat system. Particulate (PM), SO2, HCl, metals, and NOx are removed in a single all-in-one system. Acid gases such as SO2, HCl, and HF are treated with integrated dry sorbent injection. Tri-Mer utilises a propriety sorbent injection technology, SorbSaver, that reduces the amount of sorbent required by up to 40% compared to an ordinary DSI filter system. NOx is destroyed by nanobits of SCR catalyst embedded in the filter walls in conjunction with integrated ammonia injection. Tri-Mer offers turnkey services: support with the regulatory agency, design engineering, in-house manufacturing, integrated controls, CEMs, mechanical/ electrical/civil installation, start-up and commissioning, power generation and heat exchanger options, plus service and support. Tri-Mer is the largest supplier of ceramic filter systems in the world, with more installed filters than all other suppliers combined.

UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH Stand B01 Prof-Hermann-Staudinger-Strasse 4 Viechtach, Germany Phone: +49 (0)99 42/94 86 - 0 Email: info@uas.de Website: www.uas.de UAS Messtechnik is an innovative company of international reputation in the field of instrumentation engineering. Due to our brand know-how and conclusive complete solutions for all kind of process industry, we are the ideal partner to increase the efficiency of your plant. UAS provides custom-made automation solutions. Our procuess management systems ensure a communication based on a highly intelligent structure utilising an open, freely definable

architecture. With our 50 highly qualified employees UAS is able to realise turnkey projects. Worldwide service and after sales support are part of our basic services.

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WALTEC Maschinen GmbH Stand E04

Mr. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ulrich Zirfas Kronacher Str. 2a 96352 Wilhelmsthal, Germany Phone: +49 9260 9901-0 Email: info@waltec.de Website: www.walte.de We design, construct, manufacture and supply machines for the glass industry. Production programme: Fully automatic production lines with PLC/CNC electronic control for tableware, spinning articles, stemware, press-blow articles, blow-blow articles, toughening/tempering, microwave and technical articles, washing machine glasses, cold light reflectors, glass insulators, glass blocks, Quadruple Gob lines, Triple Gob lines. Double Gob lines, Single Gob lines Spinning lines, Stemware lines, Press-Blow lines, Blow-Blow lines and Toughening/Tempering lines.

XPAR VISION B.V Stand D03

Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300 9728 JT Groningen, Netherlands Phone: +31 50 316 2888 Email: contact@xparvision.com Website: www.xparvision.com Xpar Vision develops, installs, implements, services and maintains innovative technology for hot end inspection, process monitoring and quality control. Our products and services help to improve the quality selection, quality control and automated process control for the global container glass industry. Xpar Vision is committed to assist container glass manufacturers in meeting the increasing customer demands and improving their product quality, whilst increasing efficiency levels and also reducing energy levels and carbon emission.

ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

Francesco Cavatorta Via Galileo Galilei, 1-1A - 42027 Montecchio Emilia (RE) - Italy Phone: +39 0522 867411 Email: f.cavatorta@zecchetti.it Website: www.zecchetti.it Zecchetti srl is a privately owned corporation (LLC), founded in 1960. The firm currently has 120 employees organised in the activities of product design, software development, machine assembly, testing, installation and after-sales service, for all the company’s product lines. Zecchetti proposes empty bottle conveying/ palletizing solutions to glassworks as well as warehousing solutions. Customerorientation means a special attention to customer needs which results in tailormade solutions, 100% made in Italy. Its USA and Mexican Subsidiaries together with geographical partners in China, Asia-Pacific and Chile support Zecchetti Italy’s export activity and guarantee a global assistance.

ZHENGZHOU XINGUANGSE REFRACTORY CO., LTD

Stand B01 Alfred-Zippe-Str. 11 97877 Wertheim, Germany Phone: +49 9342 804 - 0 Email: zippe@zippe.de Website: www.zippe.de Zippe has dedicated all its activities to the international glass industry. Acting as a partner in the area of melting material preparation, the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of plants, on turnkey basis if required. Zippe offers: batch plants; engineering; control and automation technology; modernisation of existing plants, mechanical and electrical; modernisation of electronic control and weighing systems; recycling plants for factory cullet, post-consumer glass and specail glass waste; batch chargers; glass level controllers; batch preheating; maintenance and service. Zippe is a competent and reliable partner not offering only delivery of equipment but also consulting and engineering. In-house educated engineers and supervisors install and commission the plants. Comprehensive documentation informs the customer about all plant functions and gives technological details, allowing easy problem solving by telecommunication dialogue.

Stand C21 Maggie Ma Songzhai Industrial Zone, Liuzhai Town, Xinmi, Zhengzhou, China Phone: +86 371 86122276 Email: info@chinasgs.cn Website: www.xinguangse.com Zhengzhou Xinguangse Refractory Co., Ltd. (SGS) is a Chinese company founded in 2002 with foreign investment from P.T. Sibalec (Indonesia). SGS is the largest completely independent AZS Supplier. With high flexibility and efficiency, we’ve cooperated with each type of glassmaker (hollow glass/ flat glass/decorative glass/foam glass/fibre glass/lignting glass) all over the world in the past 15 years. Looking into the future, we believe in our high quality, customised service, reliability and precision - we’ll be a good choice of you for partnership.

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Glassman Latin America Catalogue

Air Compressors PNEUMOFORE

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Annealing lehrs/kilns

FUTRONIC LWN LUFTTECHNIK GmbH OFFICINE S.L. REVIMAC S.R.L STRADA MOULDS

CAR-MET SRL DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG FORMA GLAS GMBH FUTRONIC HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC.

Control systems, cold end

Batch chargers

Control systems, forming

ELECTROGLASS LTD EME GmbH HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG LAHTI PRECISION OY ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

BDF INDUSTRIES BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY FORMA GLAS GMBH FUTRONIC REVIMAC S.R.L

Batch plant

Control systems, hot end

DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO EIRICH MACHINES INC EME GmbH GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. LAHTI PRECISION OY M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY FORMA GLAS GMBH FUTRONIC GLASS SERVICE GLASS SERVICE S.R.L LWN LUFTTECHNIK GmbH PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD RECKMANN GMBH TIAMA XPAR VISION B.V

Coatings, hot/cold end ANTONINI S.R.L. BOHEMI CHEMICALS SRL ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG INTERGLASS, SA DE CV REVIMAC S.R.L

Combustion equipment CAR-MET SRL DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG FLAMMATEC, SPOL. S RO GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HEAT UP LATIN AMERICA HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. LWN LUFTTECHNIK GmbH NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG REVIMAC S.R.L UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH

Container forming machinery/components BDF INDUSTRIES BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY FAMA FONDERIE VALDELSANE SPA FORMA GLAS GMBH

ERMI GLASS CONTROL GLASS SERVICE S.R.L ICEBEL TIAMA

Control systems, melting BDF INDUSTRIES ELECTROGLASS LTD FIC UK Limited GLASS SERVICE GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG RECKMANN GMBH UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH

Cullet handling systems EME GmbH ICEBEL LAHTI PRECISION OY ZECCHETTI SRL ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

Decorating equipment, flat glass

CAR-MET SRL FERMAC HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. ICEBEL ISIMAT GMBH SIEBDRUCKMASCHINEN KBA-KAMMANN GMBH OFFICINE S.L. PRINTING SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL ROSARIO C2C BV SATINAL S.P.A STRUTZ INTERNATIONAL

Engineering/ plant design services AGC CERAMICS CO LTD BDF INDUSTRIES BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY CHOVET-db2i.México DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO EME GmbH FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE FAMA FIC UK LIMITED FIVES STEIN LIMITED GLASS SERVICE GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC ICEBEL LAHTI PRECISION OY LWN Lufttechnik GmbH NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD PNEUMOFORE RECKMANN GMBH ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

Feeder mechanisms BOTTERO GLASS TECHNOLOGY FIVES STEIN LIMITED GLASS SERVICE NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG REVIMAC S.R.L WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH

Fire polishers BIEBUYCK SA SOMOBRESLE WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH

Flat glass production machinery FILTRAGLASS

SATINAL S.P.A

Forehearth assemblies

Decorating equipment, hollow glass

AGC CERAMICS CO LTD DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO ELECTROGLASS LTD FIC UK LIMITED

BIEBUYCK SA

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Glassman Latin America Catalogue FIVES STEIN LIMITED FUSIONTEC SRL GLASS SERVICE NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD REFRACTARIOS ZEDMEX

Handling & packaging equipment, cold end ALL GLASS SRL BIEBUYCK SA EMMETI SPA ERMI GLASS CONTROL ICEBEL LOGIK SRL PENNINE INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LTD ROSARIO C2C BV ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENERIA SA DE CV ZECCHETTI SRL

Handling equipment, hot end DURA TEMP CORP. PENNINE INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LTD POCO GRAPHITE INC. an Entegris Company PYROTEK INC SPECIALTY RONDOT

Inspection equipment, flat glass ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENERIA SA DE CV SVA INDUSTRIE FERNSEH GMBH

Inspection equipment, hollow glass

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AGR INTERNATIONAL INC ERMI GLASS CONTROL FAMA IRIS INSPECTION MACHINES ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENERIA SA DE CV SVA INDUSTRIE FERNSEH GMBH TIAMA XPAR VISION B.V

Lehrs, annealing/ decorating ANTONINI S.R.L. CAR-MET SRL ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES

Lehr loaders/unloaders CAR-MET SRL

ERNST PENNEKAMP GmbH & Co OHG PYROTEK INC ROSARIO C2C BV WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH

Lubricants INTERGLASS, SA DE CV

Melting furnaces AGC CERAMICS CO LTD BDF INDUSTRIES DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO ELECTROGLASS LTD FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE FIC UK Limited FIVES STEIN LIMITED GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG RECKMANN GMBH

Mould maintenance equipment FAMA GLASSYMOULD MAQUINADOS FLORES GONZALEZ S.A. DE C.V POCO GRAPHITE INC. an Entegris Company SOMOBRESLE

Oxy-fuel technology FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE FIVES STEIN LIMITED FLAMMATEC, SPOL. S RO GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HEAT UP LATIN AMERICA HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG

Palletisers ALL GLASS SRL EMMETI SPA ICEBEL LOGIK SRL ROSARIO C2C BV ZECCHETTI SRL

Plant utilities DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO GLASS SERVICE S.R.L PNEUMOFORE

FLAMMATEC, SPOL. S RO TRI-MER CORPORATION UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH

Process control equipment AGR INTERNATIONAL INC BIEBUYCK SA EIRICH MACHINES INC FIC UK LIMITED HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. LAHTI PRECISION OY NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD QUANTUM ENGINEERED PRODUCTS RECKMANN GMBH ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENERIA SA DE CV TIAMA UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH XPAR VISION B.V

Project management services DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG LAHTI PRECISION OY

Raw materials FONDERIE VALDELSANE SPA SOMOBRESLE STRATEGIC MATERIALS

Refractories

WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH

Technical assistance/ training CHOVET-db2i.México DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO EME GmbH ERMI GLASS CONTROL FLAMMATEC, SPOL. S RO GLASS SERVICE S.R.L GLASSYMOULD LWN LUFTTECHNIK GmbH SOMOBRESLE UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH ZIPPE INDUSTRIEANLAGEN GMBH

Temperature measurement equipment AMETEK Land (Land Instruments International) DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO GLASS SERVICE S.R.L M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO. KG RECKMANN GMBH ROVI SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE INGENERIA SA DE CV HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. TIAMA UAS MESSTECHNIK GMBH XPAR VISION B.V

Trade publications GLASS INTERNATIONAL GLASS MACHINERY PLANTS & ACCESSORIES SOCIETY OF GLASS TECHNOLOGY

AGC CERAMICS CO LTD DITER DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO FUSIONTEC SRL HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICA COMERCIAL BRIGMADI M-GLASS FACTORY SERVICES PARKINSON-SPENCER REFRACTORIES LTD PYROTEK INC REFRACTARIOS ZEDMEX RHI MAGNESITA S.I.G.MA GROUP ZHENGZHOU XINGUANGSE REFRACTORY CO., LTD

Turnkey glass plant construction

Tableware forming machinery

PNEUMOFORE

CHOVET-db2i.México DOMINION INDUSTRY MEXICO FALORNI TECH GLASS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCE GLASS SERVICE S.R.L HENRY F. TEICHMANN INC. HORN GLASS INDUSTRIES AG HORNOS PLAMASSO S.L. WALTEC MASCHINEN GmbH

Vacuum Pumps

BIEBUYCK SA GLASSYMOULD LWN LUFTTECHNIK GMBH SOMOBRESLE

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