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.
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
Glassmakers safer with cut-proof clothing - PPSS Group
Glass Problems reveals programme for 2011 edition
One-day conference addresses impact of refractories (Furnace Solutions)
Tampere conference continues with solar theme (GPD)