Welcome to the February 2014 issue of Glass International. It is a bumper issue which will be distributed at the forthcoming Glassman South America event to be held in Sao Paulo between March 12 and 13.
The issue contains profiles of major Brazilian glass manufacturers including Nadir Figueiredo and SGD Brasil. It also contains a profile on Glassman South America exhibitor Bucher Emhart Glass as well as the Glassman catalogue of exhibitors.
Glass International’s Seema Gahlaut provides an overview of the Middle East glass industry while the technical section includes articles on Refractories, Pharmaceutical Glass and Coatings.
All this plus contributions from our regular contributors John Henderson and British Glass as well as the usual round up of industry news.
Front cover image courtesy of Pennine Industrial
February 2014 Contents
Industrial renaissance for flat glass
March 07, 2014
Glass for Europe has set out a policy manifesto for the next mandate of the European Commission and Parliament.
British Glass decarbonisation roadmap
March 06, 2014
The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation has launched its decarbonisation roadmap, 'A Clear Future', in response to the European Commission’s intention to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050.
GPS logo change
March 05, 2014
GPS, affiliate of Saint-Gobain Oberland, has launched a new logo and an extended range of IS machines.
FEVE calls for renewed energy and climate change policy
March 04, 2014
FEVE and Glass Alliance Europe are among top European business leaders calling for a new energy and climate change policy in the region.
Glass gets smart
November 01, 2013
It’s now safe to say that people who live in glass houses will be able to throw stones, now that intelligent glass material has been developed in the industry for use across businesses and homes. Provided that is, that the glass in their building consists of high-tech ‘smart glass.’
Glass measurement using white light interferometry
September 19, 2013
Whether producing float glass, tubing, bottles, or other products, thickness measurement is one of the critical parameters in a successful operation. Steve Heveron-Smith* describes how an all fibre-based interferometer can work in different glass applications.
Swabbing mould greases and lubricants
September 19, 2013
With many years of partnership with the glass industry, Condat offers a range of lubricants and coatings meeting the requirements of the hollow glass process.
Neck finish in glass hollowware
August 08, 2013
N. Sesha Prakash* outlines the processes involved in hollow glass making.