Glass International Issue
December/January 2016

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December/January 2016

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.

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Editor’s Comment

International news

Iran overview

Iran under the spotlight - Sally Love

Phoenix Chairperson interview

‘A truly international award’ - Holger Zippe

Company profile

GPS - Rolf Themann

ASEAN conference

Nihon Yamamura Glass: A NOx removal process from exhaust gas in a glass furnace - Ryota Tsuji

AGCC: Energy saving concepts for container and tableware furnaces - Masami Kitano

PSR: Design and specification for the forehearth and distributor - David Parkinson

Eclipse: Advances in regenerative gas burner technology - Dave Fontes

History - John Parker

Batch plant

Ensuring fuel gas quality in glass melting - Stephen Harrison, Kim Chapman, Linde Gases

Accurate dosing for bottle production - Jarmo Nappi, Lahti Precision

Batch plants: Turnkey project or just equipment? - Egbert Wenninger, EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen

The benefits of dry-batch in a float glass plant - Thomas Hughes, Nalco


The annealing of cellular glass - Hans Strauven, Glapor


Saving energy with smart façades - Fraunhofer Institute

Events world

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