On the Spot…Christophe Nicoli
Last October global manufacturer of primary glass packaging for the pharmaceutical industry SGD Pharma was acquired by European private equity firm PAI Partners (PAI). SGD Pharma CEO Christophe Nicoli spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about his ambition to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory through organic and external initiatives, mobilising PAI’s resources and expertise in the packaging and healthcare industries.
Verallia in Latin America
Verallia has five glass manufacturing plants in Latin America. Amongst products manufactured here are glass bottles and jars for a variety of industries. Operations in Argentina, Brazil and Chile represent approximately 10% of Verallia’s global sales. Richard McDonough reports.
Finessing a furnace with rMPC
Continuing a topic introduced in Glass Worldwide’s January/February 2022 buyers guide (pp70–71), René Meuleman from CelSian explains how creating an accurate digital copy of a customer’s furnace helps to build a reliable model predictive control system before the melting facility is even operational.
Optimal inline inspection of multiple defects
Manufacturers should not have to compromise when inspecting sidewall and dimensional defects. Brian Ensinger explains how Applied Vision’s sidewall inspection system uses advanced software and processing algorithms to help manufacturers achieve 100% automatic inspection at line speeds.