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.
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
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
Consistency is the key for accurate gob loading - John Rawlings, IS Maintenance
Glassman prepares to unite industry in Barcelona
Glass recycling in America: Challenges and opportunities
Energy and solar at forefront of GPD 2011 programme