Our December/January issue brings you an overview of the Iranian glass manufacturing industry in the wake of the recent political developments there, and an exclusive interview with Dr. Holger Zippe, the newly appointed Chairperson of the Phoenix committee.
With trade sanctions lifted, Iran is now free to trade with the West and its glass manufacturing industry should offer plenty of opportunity to industry suppliers, while its large and youthful population will serve as a new consumer market.
Dr. Zippe, of Zippe Industrieanlagen, talks to Glass International about the evolution of the Phoenix Award and what it means to him and to the industry.
Following on from the ASEAN conference held in the Philippines in October, we have a collection of four of the papers delivered there by Nihon Yamamura Glass, AGCC, PSR, and Eclipse.
Our technical focus this month is on batch plants, and this issue includes a range of articles on the subject, covering fuel gas quality, accurate dosing, and the benefits of dry-batch, amongst others.
This is alongside our usual mix of news, columns, events and company profiles.
Cover photo courtesy of Sorg.