The May 2010 issue includes a dedicated 'Focus on Russia' feature ahead of the Mir Stekla 2010 exhibition, which takes place on 7th - 10th June 2010 in Moscow. A special report focuses on the country's growing flat glass industry, while a preview of Mir Stekla is also provided.
Other features offered by this issue include forming, ampoules & vials and toughening. In addition, following the annual Hotbels seminar, an insightful presentation from the one-day programme by representatives of TECO is published in this issue.
Influence of the FeO-to-Fe2O3 ratio on container forming - Zdenek Hradecky
Modernised control system benefits forming operations - futronic GmbH
Pyrometer monitors mould and swabbing performance - Groupe Rondot SA
Improve plunger performance with control valve - Sklostroj Turnov
Physical modelling aids feeder design and assessment - Antonin Lisy, Institute of Glass and Ceramics and Radomir Kupka, Institute of Chemical Technology
Focus on Russia
Glimpse of a growing market: Flat glass manufacture in Russia - Seema Gahlaut
Mir Stekla prepares to receive Russia's glass industry
Ampoules & vials
Glassmaker's range provides primary packaging for pharmaceutical products - Gerresheimer AG
Glass charging: A key to quality and efficiency - Christopher J. Hoyle and Douglas H Davis, Toledo Engineering
Toughening system devised based on fuzzy logic - Juha Karisola, Glassrobots Oy
Market overview begins countdown to Glasstec