Glass International Issue
December 2012/January 2013

December 2012/January 2013

Welcome to the December/January 2013 issue of Glass International. Happy New Year to you all. It is a busy issue as ever with features on Glass Coatings and on Raw Materials as well as profiles on two new coaters recently opened in the UK.

Assistant Editor Nadine Firth investigates the new Guardian coater at its Goole, UK, plant and chats to Mark Bristow, Guardian's Regional Manager for the UK and Ireland about its operations. Meanwhile Editor Greg Morris visited Pilkington's new £35 million coater at its Cowley Hill, UK site to review its new coater.

Other coatings features include an article by Glass Coatings and Concepts which discusses The Ceramic Advantage and an article from Graphoidal Developments Ltd, UK which asks Is Your Cold End Coating Up To Scratch?

Raw Materials articles include a paper from Rio Tinto Minerals which discusses How Borate Source Can Influence the Glass Manufacturing Process and a paper from S&B Industrial Minerals talks about Lithia and Spodumene in Glass.

The issue also contains an article from the VDMA, a look at the Russian market and contributions from our regular columnists British Glass and Henderson Technology.

Don't forget, there are also extra features listed under the Features button on the Glass International website.

Front cover pic courtesy of Air Products

2 Editors Comment
3 International News
10 Technical Topics

British Glass
11 GTS reshapes to meet the challenges of industry

Glassworks Profile
14 Building a future for glass and glazing - Guardian Industries

Glass Coating
17 Pilkington unveils £36 million off-line coater - Pilkington
20 The ceramics advantage - Jeff Nixon, Glass Coatings and Concepts
24 Is your cold end coating up to scratch - Andy Stevenson, Graphoidal Developments Ltd
26 Clear vision for the glass industry - Roy Cannon, Teknek

Raw Materials
29 How borate can influence the glass manufacturing process - Andrew Zamurs, David Lever, Dr Simon Cook and Dr Suresh Donthu, Rio Tinto Minerals
32 Lithia and Spodumene in glass - Olivier Dubois, Thiery Dagobert, S&B Industrial Minerals

Plant Technology
35 Machinery and plant manufacturing technology - VDMA

Focus Russia
37 Russian glassmakers call for state support

Events World
38 GlassExpo 2012

39 Diary