Glass International May 2013
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
2 Editor's Comment
5 International News
12 Technical Topics
14 British Glass Column
Glassworks Profile: Owens-Illinois
16 Harlow plant is part of the package
19 The benefits of annealing lehrs
22 Annealing of glass containers and holloware
Furnace Design and Operation
29 Predicting the batch preheating effect on a container furnace design
32 Should regulating transformers or thyristor controllers be used in the glass melt?
34 French inspection provider under the spotlight
36 Monitoring system prevents drain on water resources
38 Surface refiners to help cut costs
42 Turning flue gas into cash
43 ICG/GlassTrend: Innovation in Glass Production
46 23rd International Congress on Glass preview
47 Furnace Solutions 8
48 Glass Performance Days Finland
51 Mir Stekla celebrates 15 years
Website news from this issue
Saverglass opens UAE site
Allied Glass completes furnace repair
Siemens appoints specialist glass team
Glass processing equipment to be auctioned
Vitro receives social responsibility award for 6th year running
PPG flat glass sales improve
Technology group moves offices
Bormioli Rocco buys Neubor Glass
Converting waste glass to foam glass
Glass for Europe launches construction products guide
Royal DSM opens reflective glass coating site
Allied Glass breaks £100 million barrier
Europe impacts O-I performance
Share your bottled wishes
Oberland plans biogas use
Guardian UK to celebrate triple anniversary
Libbey sales decrease slightly
Europe launches Chinese solar trade inquiry
Agr International expands Asian presence
Vitro to invest $146 million
RHI buys extra shares in Indian refractories group
Ardagh and Heinz form packaging partnership
Emhart Glass and Owens-Illinois agreement
Siam Glass collaborates with Bottero
Quebec glass processing plant to close
See you at Glassman Europe!
HNG’s Chandra Kumar Somany wins 43rd Phoenix Award
Beatson Clark unveils Caribbean sauce bottle
PPG Fiber glass PPG-Devold stake
Ceram launches revamped website
Safelite Group buys Royal Glass
Guardian President headlines GPD conference