The March 2010 issue's main features are cullet treatment and batch plant; both of which are crucial elements of glassmaking. Cullet treatment includes technical articles the effects of cullet on the glass melting process, while supplier EME discusses the importance of crushing in cullet preparation.
Articles covering batch plant discuss the latest technologies to streamline operations, while technical consultant and Glass International columnist John Henderson reinforces the importance of good batch. A profile of laminating specialist Glass UK is provided, as well as a brief preview of China Glass 2010.
Laminated glassworks - Glass UK
Glass lamination at the heart of UK business
Influence of cullet on the glass melting process - Stanislav Gelnar, Arcadia Co and Eva Smrckova, FCHPT STU
Glass crushing: The sharp end of cullet recycling - Richard Sims, EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen GmbH
Glass melting with high cullet levels in the batch - Vladimir Novotny, SVUS, Hradec Kralove
Modernisation of batch plant for efficient operations - Vidromecanica
Belt speed sensors aid efficient batch transportation - Matt Morrissey, Siemens AG
Furnace control crucial to safety glass production - Glassrobots Oy
Industry set for Beijing as China Glass approaches