Glass International Issue
June 2008

June 2008

Features include cold end handling, toughening and cold spray technology.

Front cover courtesy of: Pyrotek

REGULARS

2 EDITOR’S COMMENT

4 INTERNATIONAL NEWS

11 TECHNICAL TOPICS

13 GMIC NEWS

53 GLASSMAKER’S DIARY

57 SGT NEWS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

8 US research facility benefits from 40tpd furnace

GLASSWORKS PROFILE - QUINN GLASS
14 Integrated filling capability adds another dimension?

FACES – DR BERND-HOLGER ZIPPE
18 Life at the helm of Germany’s third generation batch plant family business

SUPPLIER PROFILE
22 Indian machinery arm of HNG working at full capacity

MARKETPLACE REPORT
24 The global situation of soda ash uncovered - Les Weston, Brunner Mond Europe

TOUGHENING
30 European research teams analyse Canadian glass thermal toughening process - Professor Dominique Lochegnies, University of Valenciennes

34 Toughening equipment for glass tableware - Vidromecanica

38 Irish glassmaker first in Europe to put ProE furnace technology to the test - Tamglass

COLD END HANDLING
42 Automatic handling of thin sheet glass - Marcel Horak and Frantisek Novotny, Technical University

48 Column type palletiser is safe bet for manufacturer - Zecchetti srl

COLD SPRAY TECHNOLOGY
50 Cold spraying: The future for architectural applications? - Dr Julio Villafuerte, Centerline (Windsor)

EVENTS WORLD
54 International glass industry gathers in
Monterrey, Mexico for 2008 Glassman exhibition