Glass International Issue
April 2012

April 2012

April 2012 sees a special edition of Glass International, as it features the Glassman Latin America 2012 catalogue, including a guide to exhibitors, floorplan, and a products and services guide. The event, which takes place at Mexico City’s World Trade Centre on 15th – 16th May, is dedicated to showcasing primary glassmaking equipment, systems, services and technologies and will feature more than 70 exhibitors from across the globe.

The second part of a Focus Latin America feature continues this theme and looks at the other dominant regions of the market, including Brazil and Argentina.

In addition to this month’s exhibition-themed section, there is a host of technical articles focusing on melting technology, quality control and forming, while a profile of one of the UK’s most historic and important glass producers – Beatson Clark – details how it has diversified successfully from purely a pharmaceutical glass specialist, to an established supplier in the food and beverage sectors.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Glassworks profile

Beatson Clark

Country focus: Latin America

Glassman Latin America catalogue

Melting technology

High-pull forehearths meet high expectations - Glass Technologies

Technological parameters of electric melting furnaces - Stanislav Kasa, Department of Glass and Ceramics, Institute of Chemical Technology

Electric melting: It's all in the planning - Werner Bock, Bock Energietechnik

Molybdenum electrodes for a superior melt - Dr Thomas Dziobek, HC Stark

Quality control

XRF: A good indicator of quality - N Sesha Prakash

Inspection solutions are infrared-hot - Xpar Vision

System improvements enhance control at the hot end - Laurent Barel, MSC & SGCC

Multi-camera measuring adds up - Glaston

A closer look at engraving on glass - Ramiro Frappa, Iris Inspection Machines

Forming

Installation achieves fast forming in China - Heye International

Multi-gob system gives forming flexibility - Emhart Glass

Gauges extend mould equipment efficiency - Penico Gauges

Machine solutions in line with market needs - Olimerk

Events world

Furnace Solutions preview

Glassmaker's diary