Glass International Issue
July/August 2011

July/August 2011

The July/August issue explores the area of laminated glass production, with technical papers that were presented at the recent GPD conference in Finland alongside product developments from leading laminated glass specialists.

A raw materials feature gives attention to an often overlooked raw material - cullet - as Sean Sabet from Saint-Gobain details a quality index that identifies cullet type and contaminants. Our columnist, John Henderson, also revisits raw materials and their fluctuating prices.

With events season in full swing, we also report on June's Furnace Solutions and GPD conference, while looking ahead at the programme for this year's Glass Problems in Ohio, USA.


Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Raw materials

Specifying cullet type and contaminants with quality index - Sean Sabet, Verallia Saint-Gobain

Joint soda ash plant will reach large Chinese market - Solvay

Symposium to cover optimising raw materials

Laminated glass production

Investigation of strength properties of laminated glass with different bonding materials - Natalia Chmykhova, Alexander Chesnokov and Stanislav Chesnokov, Glass Research Institute

Laminating tunnel can reduce energy consumption - Lisec

PVB bonding: Adhesion, creep and relaxation properties - Maurizio Froli and Leonardo Lani, Department of Structural Engineering, University of Pisa

New factory marks rapid growth for laminating specialist - Glass UK

Laminated kiln offers new opportunities - Bohle

Plant safety

Glassmakers safer with cut-proof clothing - PPSS Group

Events world

Glass Problems reveals programme for 2011 edition

One-day conference addresses impact of refractories (Furnace Solutions)

Tampere conference continues with solar theme (GPD)

Glassmaker's diary