This issue of Glass International brings you the latest developments in electric melting and boosting, as well as contributions from both the flat glass processing and mould equipment sectors. Reviews of the recent Glassman Europe and Mir Stekla exhibitions are provided; the latter reported by our Russian representative, Alex Gurov.
A special feature entitled 'History of Glass' comprises an extract from a newly published book on English glassmaking between 1650 and 1775; an age when the manufacturing process and composition of glass were somewhat different to today.
Meanwhile, GMIC Executive Director Robert Weisenburger Lipetz contributes his second column, which discusses the successful GMIC-sponsored symposium on how to improve glass recycling in the USA and its implications.
History of glass
The golden age of English glass - Dwight P Lanmon
Electric melting: An important tool - Christopher J Hoyle and Douglas H Davis, Toledo Engineering Co
Variables affecting the electric boosting process - N Sesha Prakash
Electric melting in the 21st century: A brief overview - Malcolm Reynolds, Fives Stein
Flat glass processing
Rolled glass: The phoenix of the flat glass industry - Grenzebach
Sand blasting equipment for flat glass decoration - Guyson International
Efficient processing ensures longstanding relationship - Bystronic Glass
Advancements in mould cleaning technology - CM Surface Treatment
Preheating kiln with intelligent control - Vidromecanica
Glassman Europe bids farewell to Barcelona
Positive upswing in Russian market boosts leading show