Updated worldwide glass market study 2021 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2021.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

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Contact Info

Address SICK AG
Erwin-Sick-Straße 1
79183 Waldkirch
Country Germany
Phone 0049 7681 2024600
Fax 0049 7681 202664640
Email Get in contact with SICK AG
Internet www.sick.com
Employees 10204
Turnover 1.751 M€
Certificates Certified according to EN ISO 9001: Certified according to EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 KBA-certification Certified according to EN ISO 14001 Certified according to OHSAS 18001:2007 Certified according to EMAS
Year founded 1946

Contact Persons

Contact 1. Marco Doster
Strategic Industry Manager
Phone: 0049 7681 202 5939
Fax: 0049 7681 202 3539

Products or Machinery

Sensor solutions for the stone, ceramic and glass industry Products made from stone, ceramic, and glass are important building materials and form part of our everyday lives; for example, in the form of ceramic bricks, tiles, washbasins, toilets; kitchen worktops, floor and wall tiles made from marble or granite, and as insulating glass, safety glass, or laminated glass. Tools such as cutting machines, molding presses, or surface grinding and polishing machines are used to manufacture these products, sometimes in combination with a huge range of conveyor systems and robots in fully automated production plants. Sensors used in these facilities need to ensure smooth production processes and maximum efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality, and safety, sometimes under tough ambient conditions (dust, heat, coolant, lubricant). SICK fulfills these requirements with its industry and sensor expertise.

Emission measurement

Glass manufacturing is an energy-intensive process involving high temperatures. It emits nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxides (SO2), and carbon dioxide (CO2), which must be continuously monitored. The analytical measuring techniques used by SICK deliver all the necessary information, which is sent to a data acquisition system for further processing if required.

Quality control

SICK offers the right solution for all quality control applications: displacement sensors for precisely measuring the thickness of glass panel, laser volume flow sensors for ensuring materials are transported correctly, vision sensors for in-line quality control, and smart camera systems for high-end testing. This ensures that the required quality is achieved.

Company Background / History

SICK is a leading manufacturer of intelligent sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. With more than 10,000 employees and over 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies worldwide, SICK is always close to its customers. A unique range of products and services creates the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.

SICK has extensive experience in various industries and understands their processes and requirements. With intelligent sensors, SICK delivers exactly what the customers need. In application centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, system solutions are tested and optimized in accordance with customer specifica-tions. All this makes SICK a reliable supplier and development partner. Comprehensive services round out the offering: SICK LifeTime Services provide support throughout the machine life cycle and ensure safety and productivity.

That is “sensor Intelligence.