Glass International Issue
February 2012

February 2012

The February issue of Glass International focuses on recycled glass, which has more applications than you might think. One article looks at a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to filter raw water - using recycled glass. We also take a look at a new method of recycling dust precipitated from gases leaving glass melting furnaces, while a report on recycling in Asia highlights how some countries are using incentives as a way of increasing awareness of the subject.

A feature on combustion efficiency details the use of natural gas in the furnace, while hot glass handling specialists look at ways to reduce maintenance costs and minimise rejection rates of glass containers.

This issue also includes the first part of an in-depth report detailing the current trends of the worldwide glass industry and with the 23rd China Glass due to take place in April, Glass International provides a preview of the event, which focuses on glass production and solar glass technologies.


Editor's comment

International news

Supplier profile: DSF

Refractory manufacturer has time on its side

Glass trends

Trends and visions in glass applications - Vladimir Hotar, Technical University Liberec

Glass recycling

Research favours separated collection for effective recycling - Michael Delle Selve, FEVE

Researchers find recycled glass is cheaper way to filter raw water - Wendy Wong,

Glass recycling is in business in Asia - Seema Gahlaut

Processing recycled dust from the production of crystal glass - Petr Buryan, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, and Stanislav Barta, Bohemia Machine

Combustion efficiency

Combustion control in the glass furnace - N Sesha Prakash

Gas is a natural in furnace operation - Horn Glass Industries

Online tool helps reduce emissions - Air Products

Hot glass handling

Improving the life expectancy of glass conveying chains - William Hall, Ramsey Products Corporation

Pusher finger parts are designed for durability - DuPont

Glass handling is a chain reaction - Pennine Industrial Equipment

Cast iron offers stable handling - Emhart Glass

Events world

China Glass preview

Glassmaker's diary