Glassman Events

Applying Industry 4.0 to the Glass Industry

The Future Glass Forum is a discussion on the issues surrounding sustainability, Industry 4.0 and the quest for digitalisation in the glass industry to help create smarter, cleaner manufacturing in factories.

The conference is free-to-attend, and is applicable to members of both flat glass and hollow glass production, as well as business consultants interested in considerations of business models, IT Infrastructure, energy efficiencies and plant safety and security.

This conference will be held within the Glassman Asia exhibition.

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Time Session Stream
10:30 - 11:00 A new world of glass making!
Paul Schreuders, CEO, Xpar Vision
11:00 - 11:20 Vertech - Let's combine industry and ecology!
Ulas Topal, CEO , Vertech
11:20 - 12:00 Coffee Break Conference
12:00 - 12:20 Pneumofore - Energy Saving Solutions for the Glass Industry
Daniel Hilfiker, President, Vacuum Pumps & Compressors, Pneumofore
12:40 - 13:00 All Electric Furnaces – A Real Solution
Neil Butler, Sales Manager (Asia Pacific) , Fives Stein Limited
Stephen Sherlock, Sales Director, Fives Stein
13:00 - 16:20 Lunch & networking Conference
14:20 - 14:40 Advanced Melting Technology in CO2 Reduction with large all-electric furnaces & superboosting
Stuart Hakes, CEO, FIC (UK)
14:40 - 15:00 Electric Melting Technology
Lars Biennek, Head of Technology Container / Special Glass , Horn Glass
15:00 - 15:20 A commercial and technical feasible future for all-electric glass manufacturing?
René Meuleman, Business Leader Global Glass, Eurotherm by Schneider Electric
15:20 - 17:00 Exhibition & networking Conference

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Time Session Stream
10:30 - 10:50 Heye Glass Forming and Inspection – Smart Technology at its Best
Gregory Lecat, Sales Director, Asia & Middle East, Heye International
10:50 - 11:10 TITLE TBC
Marco Veri, CEO, Socabelec
11:10 - 12:00 Coffee break & networking Conference
12:00 - 12:20 Application of advanced sensors in the glass industry
Harmen J. Kielstra, Managing Director, CelSian Glass & Solar BV
12:20 - 12:40 Are you ready for Industry 4.0?
​ Shyhhuah Tay, Director of Sales - Asia Pacific (Infrared), AMETEK Land
12:40 - 13:00 Intelligent inspection increases productivity
Jean Luc Logel, CEO, IRIS Inspection Machines
13:00 - 16:00 Exhibition & networking Conference

Call for abstracts

Have something to say? Interested in speaking?

Contact Georgie Lewis, Assistant Editor, Glass International if you'd like to be considered as a speaker for 2020.

Georgie Lewis, Assistant Editor E: T: +44 (0)1737 855 132

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