Glass International Issue
March 2011

March 2011

The March 2011 issue contains a range of informative features: Furnace design, which includes an insightful article by UK furnaces specialist FIC (UK); Focus on China, which looks at the country's booming container glass market and previews this year's China Glass exhibition; and Refractories, for which PSR provides a report on how it continues to supply those few remaining hand-made glassmakers with melting pots.

In the run-up to the peak season for industry events, the issue also features an extensive Events World section which includes previews of Glassman Europe in Barcelona, Glass Performance Days 2011 in Finland, and a special symposium organised by the GMIC focusing on how glass recycling in America can be improved.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Furnace design

How space shuttle technology improves crown emissivity - Stuart Hakes, FIC (UK)

Financial optimisation of furnaces by balancing calculations - Claas Heymann, Glass Global Consulting

Recent improvements in electric furnace boosting - Rene Meuleman, Invensys

Focus on China

Chinese container glass leads the way with rapid growth

Global glass circles meet again in Shanghai

Refractories

UK specialist ensures melting pot supply stays alive - David Parkinson, Parkinson-Spencer Refractories

New shape cruciform for improved thermal performance - Saint-Gobain Sefpro

Laminated glass production

Advanced technology for laminated glass manufacture - Rupert Wellner, Bystronic Glass

Forming

Consistency is the key for accurate gob loading - John Rawlings, IS Maintenance

Events world

Glassman prepares to unite industry in Barcelona

Glass recycling in America: Challenges and opportunities

Energy and solar at forefront of GPD 2011 programme

Glassmaker's diary