Glass International Issue
March 2012

March 2012

The March issue of Glass International focuses on glass conditioning. With continued interest in modern electric forehearth designs and continually rising energy costs, one article examines the benefits offered by all-electric forehearths.

A feature on refractories details the properties and applications of heat-insulating silica bricks, while we also take a look at how one manufacturer’s bespoke crucibles are a vital tool for purifying and testing glass.

This issue includes the second instalment of an in-depth analysis of the worldwide glass industry, this time with the focus on visions in glass applications that could take the material into the future.

On 15th – 16th May 2012, Glassman Latin America will take place at the World Trade Centre in Mexico City. Glass International previews the widely anticipated event alongside a focus on Mexico, which highlights the growing container industry in the region, some of the major manufacturers, and the products that are driving demand.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Condition the operator, not just the glass

Country focus: Latin America

Glassman Latin America preview

Glass trends part II

Taking glass into the future with visionary applications - Vladimir Hotar,Technical University Liberec

Glass conditioning

A practical guide to forehearth operation - Juergen Groessler and Richard Sims, Nikolaus Sorg & Co

Saving energy is all-electric - Grahame Stuart, Electroglass

Refractories

Heat-insulating silica bricks: Manufacture, properties and applications - Miroslav Kotoucek, Pavel Kovar and Karel Lang, P-D Refractories and Lenka Nevrivova, Technical University Institute of Building Materials and Components

Custom-made crucibles benefit testing process - Almath Crucibles

Fused cast specialist exports worldwide - Inner Mongolia Starlight Refractory Company

Toughened glass production

Maintaining stability in a toughening furnace environment - Gilbert Rancoule, Vesuvius

Labelling, caps and closures

Laser makes its mark on consumer glass market - Laser Lines

Labelling specialist updates UK lines - Bottleworks

Events world

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