Welcome to the July/August issue of Glass International.
The issue features a focus on Toughened Glass and several articles on Cold End Handling and Packing.
The toughened glass feature includes a look at the Asian perspective and how the region is coping during this period of a fragile global economy, an overview of Saint Gobain's Czech Republic subsidiary, and how convection holds the key to low-E toughening.
Athena's Klaus Poting investigates cold end inspection and packing of glass tableware, Gerresheimer supplies an analysis for packaging line optimisation while Pres-On-Tape's John Gianatasio expains why pads can prevent glass breakage when packing.
The issue also includes a celebration of a historic anniversary of float glass production and supplier profiles of Allied Glass and German company futronic.
All this plus the usual round up of news and the regular Technical Topics feature.
Cover image supplied by Air Products
Glassmaker is quality assured
Toughened glass: Asian experience - Seema Gahlaut
A big player in a tough industry - Lubomir Sedlak
Convection holds the key to low-E toughening - Juha Karisola, Glassrobots
Bending the rules of toughening - Glasstech
Float Glass Production
Celebrating 60 years of a Great British institution - Andy McDowell, NSG Architectural Glass
Cold End Handling and Packing
Cold end inspection and packing of glass tableware - Klaus Poeting, Athena Engineering and Construction
Analysis for packaging line optimisation - Gerresheimer
Pads prevent glass breaking when packing - John Gianatasio, Pres-On Tape and Gasket
Low emission combustion technology for fewer emissions - Pravin Mathur and Wladimir Sarmiento-Darkin, Praxair
Optimisation by automation - Paul Schreuders, Xpar Vision and Gianclaudio Borsarelli, Bottero S.p.A
Supplier celebrates 40 years of being in control
Mir Stekla 2012 in Moscow
Industry experts gather at Furnace Solutions
Society of Glass Technology: Living Glass Conference