AFGM Articles 2017

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41st ASEAN Glass Conference
Glass Worldwide Issue 74
With Glass Worldwide as exclusive official journal, the annual ASEAN Glass Conference was successfully staged in Da Nang this October by the Vietnam Glass Association (Vieglass). Viwat Supatham, AFGM Chairman, also used the occasion to announce impressive statistics on prevailing market conditions in South East Asia.
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ON THE SPOT with Sanjiv Gupta
Glass Worldwide Issue 73
Sanjiv Gupta of Guardian Glass details the company’s two float plants in Thailand, representing investments of approximately $350m.
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South East Asian glass tableware producers
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
South East Asia has emerged as a major powerhouse for glass tableware production in recent decades. The development of a sizeable, local middle class and rising purchasing power have been pivotal, in addition to which, the region has become an important exporter to Europe, the Americas and the rest of Asia. In the first part of a two part article, freelance correspondent Sunder Singh discusses the industry’s main producers in Indonesia.
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41ST ASEAN GLASS CONFERENCE
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
FURAMA RESORT DANANG OCTOBER 9 - 12, 2017
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Glass in the digital era conference theme
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
Staged by the Vietnam Glass Association (Vieglass), with Glass Worldwide as official journal, the 41st ASEAN Glass Conference takes place at the Furama Resort in Da Nang, Vietnam on 9-12 October 2017.
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Vietnamese glass industry growth trends
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
In advance of the 41st ASEAN Glass Conference in Da Nang this October, freelance correspondent Sunder Singh tracks the state of the Vietnamese container and float glass industries for Glass Worldwide, official journal of the AFGM.
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Float project brings total glass solution aspirations closer
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
This September, Bangkok Glass Public Co Ltd will bring on stream a float glass manufacturing facility, a project that represents a major diversification from its extensive capabilities in glass container production. As Pavin Bhirom Bhakdi, President, explained to John Wallis, this project illustrates the company’s goal to become a ‘total glass solutions provider’.
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Packaging specialist delivers positive results for Asia Brewery
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
In an exclusive interview with Glass Worldwide, Erwin Banquil discusses his role as Vice President for the Packaging Division at Asia Brewery Inc in the Philippines. This includes operations for the manufacture of glass and plastic packaging, as well as cartons and metal closures.
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Delivering a legacy for ASEAN glassmakers
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
The ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. In the build-up to this October’s annual conference in Vietnam, John Wallis caught up with two of the AFGM’s best known personalities over the past four decades. Peter Javier and Leslie Struys were influential in the organisation’s creation and development, as well as the subsequent appointment of Glass Worldwide as its official journal.
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Building on diversified production success at PT Muliaglass
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
PT Muliaglass has emerged as an influential manufacturer of float and container glassware in recent decades, as well as automotive safety glass and architectural glass blocks. Glass Worldwide gained the thoughts of Deputy COO, Johan Dharmawan about the company’s current performance and prospects, as well as his involvement in creating its strategy.
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ASEAN Glass Conference set for Da Nang
Glass Worldwide
The Vietnam Glass Association (Vieglass) has confirmed that the 41st ASEAN Glass Conference will take place in Da Nang, Vietnam on 9-13 October 2017. With Glass Worldwide as official journal, the conference will be staged in Vietnam for only the second time, following the successful event in Hanoi in 2012 that attracted approximately 300 people from 32 different countries.
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Pivotal role for Thai glass packaging producer
Glass Worldwide Issue 70
Boonsak Stitmannaithum is Senior Vice President – Operations at Thai Glass Industries and Thai Malaya Glass, BJC’s successful Packaging Business Unit in Thailand. He spoke to official AFGM journal Glass Worldwide about the company’s operations and his involvement in their management.
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40th ASEAN Glass Conference
Glass Worldwide Issue 69
The landmark 40th ASEAN Glass Conference was successfully staged last October in Thailand by the Glass Manufacturers Industry Club, The Federation of Thai Industries (GMFTI). The ASEAN Federation of Glass Manufacturers (AFGM) also used the occasion to announce Viwat Supatham as AFGM Chairman and the renewal of Glass Worldwide as exclusive official AFGM journal.
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Complementary lighting and container glass expertise
Glass Worldwide Issue 69
Somchai Ovuthitham, Chief Executive Officer at Thailand’s L Lighting Glass, spoke to official AFGM journal, Glass Worldwide, about the growing importance of glass container manufacture to his business, in parallel with its original lighting glass manufacturing expertise. Further expansion is planned for early 2017.
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Indonesian forum of industrial gas users created
Glass Worldwide Issue 69
In an exclusive interview with official AFGM journal Glass Worldwide, Henry T Susanto and Dr Johan Dharmawan described how the Indonesian hollow and flat glass associations have been instrumental in an ongoing initiative to reduce the price of domestic gas.
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