Welcome to the March 2016 issue of Glass International which contains the usual mix of authoritative interviews and groundbreaking technical features.
Ahead of the China Glass show in Shanghai, the focus this month is on China. The issue includes an overview of the Chinese container glass market and also an interview with the Shandong Huapeng container and tableware glass company's chairman, Mr Zhang De Hua.
We also speak to the European Recycing Federation's (FERVER) General Secretary Baudouin Ska about the opportunities and challenges facing the industry ahead of the new Circular Economy Package.
This year is a glasstec year and we kick off our series of previews ahead of the event with an interview with the chairman of German supplier Zippe, Mr Holger Zippe.
Technical papers includes an article from Gardner Denver and its recent application at the Verallia plant in Bad Wurzach, Germany. We also focus on Refractories with papers submitted by Peter Simurka and Imformed.
All this as well as informed opinion in our column pages and the regular round up of global news.
Front cover from EME