Glass International May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 issue of Glass International. 

This month we focus on the maintenance plan overseen at SGD Pharma’s Kipfenberg plant in Germany.

In addition, Encirc discusses the investments it has made in sustainable production, including a new railhead at its Cheshire site. 

Vidrala and Masitek highlight the problem of impact during glass container processing, while The Glass Recycling Company focuses on a glass recycling scheme that has reaped benefits in South Africa.

The technical feature this month is furnaces. Sorg, SSV, Glass Service and AFT all submit articles.

Ahead of the Furnace Solutions conference next month, EME submits its presentation paper about the challenges for a batch plant supplier.

There are further technical papers from Tiama and Bosch and the issue is rounded off with Prof John Parke's regular History column as well as paper from British Glass and GTS.

Cover image from Sorg

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May 2019 highlights

2    Editor’s Comment

2    International news

10  Profile: SGD Pharma Kipfenberg

      SGD Pharma Kipfenberg completes maintenance masterplan

15  Furnaces: Encirc                              

      The power of positive production

21   Recycling: The Glass Recycling Company                                 

       Turning recycled glass into sustainable wealth

25   Container glass processing:   Vidrala and Masitek                       

       Understanding impact during container glass processing

29   Furnaces: Sorg                              

      Primary measures to reduce the NOx concentration in waste gas

32  Furnaces: Glass Service 

      The future of glassmaking requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions

34  SSV                                      

      The importance of residual quartz in crown silica bricks

38  AFT                                    

     A modern approach to furnace salt bath modeling

40 Inspection: Tiama                            

     A carousel for the smart factory

43 Batch plant: EME                            

     Challenges for a batch plant supplier

46  Process monitoring: Bosch                        

      The future of process monitoring

48  British Glass                              

      Pester power for recycling glass

49  GTS                                    

      GTS unveils new look

50  History                                   

      Have you got the bottle

News from issue dated May 2019