Glass International Issue
July/August 2010

July/August 2010

The July/August issue brings news of the selected recipient of 2010's prestigious Phoenix Award. Features include mould equipment, which also forms the basis of John Henderson's 'Technical topics' column, as well as quality control, which includes worthy contributions from various inspection equipment specialists. A special standalone article discusses oxygen and natural gas preheating for oxy-float glass - the result of a collaboration between Air Liquide and AGC Glass Europe.

Meanwhile, the regular 'Events world' feature previews of both the ICG 2010 and the SGT annual conferences and reviews this year's Mir Stekla exhibition.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Quality control

Monitoring and control at the hot end to reduce costs - Xpar Vision

Float glass inspection system identifies real defects - Dr Schenk

Seal surface coating measurement aids application - David Dineff, Agr International

High-temperature bar codes allow process traceability - RS International Cermaics Supplies Co

Heat treatment

Glass dielectric prepared by two-step toughening - Humberto N. Yoshimura and Silvano Guedes

Mould equipment

Improving the performance of moulds for glassmakers - Filipe Fernandes, University of Coimbra

PTA welding for mould equipment - Commersald Impianti

Melting technology

Oxygen and natural gas preheating for oxy-float glass - Youssef Joumani, Air Liquide, Bertrand Leroux, ALTEC, Antonella Contino, Olivier Douxchamps, Johan Behen, AGC Glass Europe

Events world

Furnace Solutions success takes SGT into annual meeting

Mir Stekla retains leading position after 12th edition

Glassmaker's diary

Industry professionals head to Brazil for ICG 2010