Glass International Issue
June 2010

June 2010

The June 2010 issue includes a variety of informative features. A profile of the newly-appointed Director of Glasstec, Birgit Horn, reveals what's in store for the industry at this year's event, while a diverse feature on refractories covers many vital topics, including a comparison of chem-cast and slip-cast methods by specialist Parkinson-Spencer Refractories.


A technical article addresses the chemical composition of bubbles during glass melting and a further feature covers lubrication materials and equipment, including those for flat glassmaking. A preview of the annual Glasstech Asia exhibition is also provided, with highlights of the three-day programme.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Glassmaker's diary

Faces - Birgit Horn

Newly appointed Director leads Glasstec into 2010

Refractories

Analysing refractory structures with modelling - Ceram

Assessing the merits: Chem-cast vs. slip cast methods - Paul Chevolleau, Parkinson-Spencer

An often-overlooked media: Refractory spout insulation - Roger Smith and Andrew Purvis, Emhart Glass

Fuse cast specialist capitalises on growth in China - Ruitai Materials, China

Excess inventory for refractory users - Zircoa Inc

The importance of keeping the crown well-insulated - Lubisol Engineering

Electric melting

Chemical composition of bubbles during glass melting - Jaroslav Kotara, Stanislav Kasa and Jiri Novak, Institute of Glass and Ceramics, Institute of Chemical Technology

Lubrication materials & equipment

Multi-zone control benefits IS machine lubrication - Mark Johnston, Graphoidal Developments

Special lubricants for flat glass manufacture - Benoit Decottignies, Sogelub

Supplier introduces range of eco-friendly lubricants - Condat

Ware handling

Lightweight top crane systems allow easy handling - Bystronic Glass

Cold end handling & packing

Universal robot solution handles glass palletising - MSK Verpackungs-Systeme

Events world

Glasstech Asia reveals 2010 programme highlights