Welcome to the December/January 2014 issue of Glass International! As ever it's a busy issue with features covering the entire range of the glassmaking process.
As part of our preparations for the Glassman South America event, the issue starts with a Brazilian overview, which highlights all the major container glass companies in the country and also includes a technical article written by members of the ABIVIDRO association.
Technical features include articles on Batch Plant from EME and Zippe, Automation, Coatings, Energy Efficiency, Packaging and Architectural Glass, among others.
Gardner Denver discusses its recent work at Verallia Germany's Wirges site while Editorial Assistant Sally Roberts provides a review of the recent ATIV event in Parma, Italy that she attended.
All this plus the usual round of industry columns and news.
Front cover image courtesy of Sorg.
December/January 2014 contents:
Float Glass Company Profile: Caspian Flat Glass Interview - Jeremy Tyndall
Company Profile: Pennine Set to Complete £2 Million Expansion - Graham Hobbs, Pennine Industrial
Brazil Set for Kick-Off - Sally Love
Focus On: Vidroporto - Gian Piero Bortone
Estimating the effect of cobalt colouration - Mauro Akerman, ABIVIDRO
EME Interview - Egbert Wenninger, Robert Rose, Quinn Glass
Process Control for Batch House - Roger Knuttel, Holger Hass
Batch Plant Technology from Zippe - Volker Maier, Zippe Industrieanlagen
Forming: Toughing it Out - Compressed Air and Vacuum for Container Glass - Torsten Kock, Gardner Denver, Verallia Wirges
British Glass Column
Automation: futronic Chief Celebrates 25 Years; Assortment Production Solution - Wolfgang Lachmann
IPGR: Call for R&D Proposals
Automation: An assortment production solution - Nicola Hargreaves, Bertram Elektronic
Coatings: Power Supplies for Dual Magnetron Sputtering - David J Christie, Advanced Energy Industries
Energy Efficiency: ICG Launches Energy Efficiency Committee
Quality Control: A Modified Approach to Glass Colour Management - Mario Bertolin, Vetri Speciali
Glass Recycling: Redwave Glass Recycling Day
Architectural Glass: Defect Scanners in Architectural Glass Processing - Rainer Feuster, Vipotron
Events World: ATIV Conference - Sally Love
Packaging: Ardagh Wins Trio of Prizes