Glass International Issue
February 2014

February 2014

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

Editor's Comment
International News

Company Profiles
SGD Brazil - Andre Liberali
Nadir Figueiredo -

Glassman South America Preview

Company Profile
Bucher Emhart Glass

British Glass column

Technical Topics - John Henderson

Middle East Focus - Seema Gahlaut

Glassman South America Catalogue

Refractories
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

Events World
Global audience at Heye Symposium

Pharmaceutical Glass
Minimising delamination risks - Bernhard Hladik, Schott Pharmaceutical Systems

Packaging
O-I partners with Brazilian spirits maker

Process Control
Heye Process Control

Inspections
Tiama-msc & sgcc expands its expertise

Glass Handling
David Foden retires from Ramsey Chain

Analysis and testing
GTS adds to its analysis expertise

Inspection
Verallia Deutschland orders Iris technology - Iris Inspection Machines

Architectural
Energy efficienct architecture

Mould equipment
Laser technique to treat coatings - Michel Rege, Chpolansky

Coatings
Coating of hollow glass moulds - Hoganas