Glass International Issue
June 2011

June 2011

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.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

GMIC news

History of glass

The golden age of English glass - Dwight P Lanmon

Electric melting

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

Mould equipment

Advancements in mould cleaning technology - CM Surface Treatment

Preheating kiln with intelligent control - Vidromecanica

Events world

Glassman Europe bids farewell to Barcelona

Positive upswing in Russian market boosts leading show

Glassmaker's diary