Welcome to the February 2014 issue of Glass International. It is a bumper issue which will be distributed at the forthcoming Glassman South America event to be held in Sao Paulo between March 12 and 13.
The issue contains profiles of major Brazilian glass manufacturers including Nadir Figueiredo and SGD Brasil. It also contains a profile on Glassman South America exhibitor Bucher Emhart Glass as well as the Glassman catalogue of exhibitors.
Glass International’s Seema Gahlaut provides an overview of the Middle East glass industry while the technical section includes articles on Refractories, Pharmaceutical Glass and Coatings.
All this plus contributions from our regular contributors John Henderson and British Glass as well as the usual round up of industry news.
Front cover image courtesy of Pennine Industrial
SGD Brazil - Andre Liberali
Nadir Figueiredo -
Glassman South America Preview
Bucher Emhart Glass
British Glass column
Technical Topics - John Henderson
Middle East Focus - Seema Gahlaut
Glassman South America Catalogue
Glass, Refractories and the Institute of Refractories Engineers (IRE) - Chris Windle
Monolithic Crown and its Benefits - Ali Farhadi, Magneco Metrel, Vitro, Pavisa
Bucher Emhart Glass' Refractory Division
Refractory manufacturing in the UK - Laura Cohen, British Ceramic Confederation
Hot Bottom Repairs - S. Cristina Sanchez Franco, Fosbel
Is there a Mr Hyde inside the Dr Jekyll fused cast? - P Carlo Ratto
Insulation: A cost-effective solution - Robin Lawrence, Pyrotek
Refractory Selection: An expandable subject - Michael Horsfield, Dismatec
Global audience at Heye Symposium
Minimising delamination risks - Bernhard Hladik, Schott Pharmaceutical Systems
O-I partners with Brazilian spirits maker
Heye Process Control
Tiama-msc & sgcc expands its expertise
David Foden retires from Ramsey Chain
Analysis and testing
GTS adds to its analysis expertise
Verallia Deutschland orders Iris technology - Iris Inspection Machines
Energy efficienct architecture
Laser technique to treat coatings - Michel Rege, Chpolansky
Coating of hollow glass moulds - Hoganas