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