The December/January 2011 issue contains a range of features to take Glass International into the new year. The two predominant themes are surface coatings and furnace repairs and rebuilds; both of which include informative articles.
John Henderson gives an introduction to coatings for glass, noting how practices have changed over the years. Valued GI contributor, N Sesha Prakash, gives a comprehensive overview of both hot and cold end coatings for glass containers, while float furnace repairs are the focus of articles by SSOE and TECO.
Additional articles in this issue cover batch handling, in the form of a new system from Nikolaus Sorg, refractories and forming. Meanwhile, Alex Gurov reports from Moscow on GlassExpo 2010.
Hot and cold end coatings for containers: Current practice - N Sesha Prakash
Improving production with component coatings - Andrew Goddard, Industrial Speciality Lubricants
Peelable coating for temporary protection - Gratch International
Integrated concept for batch handling at the furnace - Richard Sims, Nikolaus Sorg
Furnace repairs and rebuilds
Float furnace repair projects: Plan big, rebuild more - Gregory Rossler, SSOE Group
Sidewall overcoat extends float furnace campaign - James M Uhlik, Toledo Engineering Co
Understanding rat-hole formation in silica crown repairs - Prof S Lyutskanov, Lubrisol Engineering
Insulating firebrick: Save energy through product selection - Andy Wynn, Massimiliano Marchetti and Ermanno Magni, Thermal Ceramics
Forming methods and equipment
Start-up broadens possible applications for glass - Hubert Kischel, VDMA
Thermal shock machine for glass containers - Vidromecanica
Moscow exhibition attracts Russia and CIS industry