AFGM Articles 2019
Until recently, Boonsak Stitmannaithum was Executive Vice President at Thai Glass Industries (TGI) and Thai Malaya Glass (TMG). Before moving to a new managerial role within the parent Berli Jucker plc (BJC) group, he spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about the significant investment in TMG’s operations in Saraburi as well as the wider activities of the group and the GMFTI.
Malaysia has emerged as an important player for flat glass manufacture in recent times, the arrival of leading Chinese producers contributing to the nation becoming one of the region’s leading players. In comparison, glass container production/demand has failed to grow in parallel, as Sunder Singh explains.
Diversifying from its extensive capabilities in glass container production, Bangkok Glass Public Co Ltd commissioned a float glass manufacturing facility in the Kabin Buri District of Prachin Buri Province in 2017. Supasin Leelarit, Managing Director of BG Float Glass Co. Ltd, explains exclusively to Glass Worldwide the reasons for recently allocating a budget of Bt4 billion-Bt5 billion for investments over the next three to five years and how float and glass processing activities are complementing the glass container business.
With Glass Worldwide as official journal, the 43rd ASEAN Glass Conference will be hosted by the Glass Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (GMAPI) in Mactan, Cebu on 14-17 October 2019. Conference Chairman, Gilbert Alvarez, explains how the event will bring together leading personalities from South East Asia’s regional glass communities to meet their peers and international suppliers.