Glass International Issue
March 2010

March 2010

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.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Glassmaker's diary

Laminated glassworks - Glass UK

Glass lamination at the heart of UK business

Cullet treatment

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

Batch plant

Modernisation of batch plant for efficient operations - Vidromecanica

Belt speed sensors aid efficient batch transportation - Matt Morrissey, Siemens AG

Heat treatment

Furnace control crucial to safety glass production - Glassrobots Oy

Events world

Industry set for Beijing as China Glass approaches