Welcome to the 84-page April issue of Glass International. The edition has been designed to go hand in hand with our forthcoming Glassman Europe event in Warsaw, Poland, May 7 & 8 so has exhibition and conference-themed articles throughout.
This includes a company profile on keynote speaker Stoelzle Glass, which begins on page 12, two articles by conference speaker the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) and the exhibition catalogue.
Other notable features include a company profile on Owens-Illinois, and on German Forming company futronic, which is a business with a rich and varied history.
As ever there are plenty of technical articles covering a range of glassmaking sectors, including articles from Zippe, Siemens and clearPerformance.
All this plus the regular column from British Glass and the usual round up of industry news from around the globe.
See you in Warsaw!
Front cover pic supplied by Pennine Industrial
British Glass Column
Keeping to the spirit of glassmaking - Stolzle-Oberglas AG
O-I in €21 million Leerdam investment - Owens-Illinois (O-I)
FEVE: Conference preview
A company in control - Michael Preuss, Futronic
Packaging market benefits from growth - Sree Selvam and Daved Prohan, Visiongain
Cullet quality and furnace efficiency - Eric Gent, Recresco
Scraping conveyors for the glass industry - Horst Moser, Zippe
European recycling rate exceeds 70% - FEVE
Glassman Europe Catalogue
Reducing business risk - Steve Martin, Siemens
Container glass stands up to challenges - Glass Technology Services
Zero defect production - Paul Schreuders, Xpar Vision
Turning quality issues into advantages - Laurent Barel, Tiama-MSC & SGCC
Improving quality in glass containers - Steve Hammond and Derek Whiteside, clearPerformance
Vision systems and illumination techniques - Jorgen Laessoe, JLI Vision
Automated thickness measurement - David Dineff, AGR International
Flat glass under inspection - Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Grenzebach Algoscan
The essence of quality control - Gerd Schuetz and Mark Ziegler, Heye International
Can natural gas be used for fire polishing - Prof Petr Buryan*, Stanislav Barta** and Jaroslav Matejka***. *Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), **Bohemia Machine, ***ICT