Welcome to the May 2013 issue of Glass International.
This month's features include articles on Annealing, Furnace Design and Operation, Inspection and Plant Utilities.
The feature-length articles begin with a profile of the Owens-Illinois (O-I) Harlow plant written by Assistant Editor Nadine Firth.
CNUD-EFCO's R&D Manager Hans Strauven discusses The Benefits of Annealing Lehrs while E.W Bowman's John Hann talks about Annealing of Glass Containers and Holloware.
The Furnace Design articles are provided by Glass Service and Bock, who examines the question Should Regulating Transformers or Thyristor Controllers be used in the Glass Melt.
This plus plenty more including contributions from regular columnists John Henderson and British Glass as well as the usual global round up of news.
Front cover pic courtesy of Sorg
May 2013 Contents
Glass International attends industry events
May 21, 2013
Glass International is exhibiting at the China Glass 2013 exhibition and attending the British Glass conference.
StekloSouz exhibits at China Glass
May 21, 2013
Russian glass association StekloSouz is exhibiting at the China Glass 2013 exhibition.
Kammann appoints UK agent
May 21, 2013
Kammann Maschinenbau GmbH, a German manufacturer of silk screen printing machinery, has appointed Cheltenham based company Industrial Resource Management Ltd (IRM) as its UK agent.
PPG bankruptcy plan approved
May 20, 2013
The bankruptcy reorganisation plan for Pittsburgh Corning, a business jointly owned by PPG Industries and Corning, was confirmed by the US Bankruptcy Court of Western Pennsylvania, PPG said.
The pros and cons of toughened thin glass for solar panels
May 14, 2013
A glass-glass-module based on thin toughened glass on the front and back of a solar photovoltaic module can have a dramatic impact on its environmental capabilities. Johann Weixlberger* and Markus Jandl** explain.
Why ball-gatherer robots are better than slow feeders
April 10, 2013
Christophe Duplan* discusses why ball gatherer robots provide better glass quality compared to slow feeders.
Using compressed air in glass manufacturing
March 12, 2013
Menno Verbeek* discusses a monitoring and analysis system which shows how much compressed air is being used.
Extending returnable bottle lifetime
January 14, 2013
Brand image and sales are impacted by bottle appearance. Fillers in the beer, soft drinks and mineral water markets focus on the attractive appearance of bottles; a steadily growing requirement to win over consumers.