Glass International Issue
April 2008

April 2008

Features include forming and flat glass processing.

Front cover courtesy of FIC

REGULARS

2 EDITOR’S COMMENT

3 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

10 GMIC NEWS

13 TECHNICAL TOPICS

96 GLASSMAKER’S DIARY

98 SGT NEWS

GLASSWORKS PROFILE
15 Vidrala realises dreams for European expansion

FACES – MARTIN BUSS
20 Career built on languages reaches four decades

SUPPLIER PROFILE
24 Well oiled and under successful new management as supplier celebrates 50 years marketplace report

MARKETPLACE REPORT
29 Function and performance of the lehr loader - Don Oldfield, DA Oldfield

GLASSMAN AMERICA 2008 CATALOGUE
35 Contents and welcome
36 Exhibitors’ list
39 Floorplan
41 Guide to exhibitors
68 Products and services
74 Conference programme

FORMING
77 Predictive optimisation in the process of glass moulding - Ivo Matousek, Technical University Liberec

82 Interesting alternative posed by SIS package - Emhart Glass

85 Setting standards in technology: Direct drive - Waltec

FLAT GLASS PROCESSING
88 UK glass processor delivers automation in New York

89 Processing machine producer offers multi-functional range - Lovati Fratelli

90 Modern systems hailed a success by glass processor - Bystronic Glass

92 All-rounder simplifies glass machining - Benteler AG

FURNACE DESIGN
95 Turning up the heat with electric elements

EVENTS WORLD
97 Coatings conference unites industry specialists