Welcome to the April issue of Glass International. The issue kicks off with two big interviews. The first is with Slovenian tableware manufacturer Steklarna Hrastnik which has recently installed a new G furnace. Its General Manager Andrej Bozic explains how the company has reaped the benefits.
Next, the International Commission on Glass (ICG) President Prof Peng Shou outlines his vision for the glass industry and explains his plans for the ICG.
Michael J Ojovan discusses the use of glass as a nuclear energy storage unit, while Mr C V Chalam describes the journey undertaken by the Indian glass industry in the past 60 years. This month's technical feature is about Quality Control, with articles from Heye International and Tiama, among others.
All this plus plenty of other articles as well as the usual round up of news and views.
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Glassworks profile: Steklarna Hrastnik
Andrej Bozic, General Manager outlines the immediate benefits a new G furnace has brought
Interview with Prof Peng Shou, President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG)
Nuclear Energy - James C Marra
Can Float Glass cullet be used in the container glass industry? - Mario Bertolin, Vetri Speciali
Lattimer introduces clutch control - Mark Hailwood, Lattimer
Country Focus: India
Indian glass industry: A journey over six decades - C. V. Chalam, Chalam Consultants
RHI introduces a no-lime silica brick for oxy fuel technology - Rongxing Bei, RHI Industrial
Turning food waste into glass - Ivan A Cornejo, Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics
A plant management system - Gerd Schuetz, Heye International
A vision sidewall inspection solution for round engraved articles - Laurent Barel, Tiama
The best things come in small sizes - David Dineff, AGR International
Wet chemical analysis of the redox state of glass
Defect scanners in architectual glass processing - Rainer Feuster, Vipotron