Glass International Issue
May 2011

May 2011

The May 2011 issue focuses largely on keeping glass 'green'. Environmental protection is a highly important and current issue for all energy-intensive industries, not least glassmaking, and a special feature in this issue reinforces this fact. Accounts from both flat and container glass manufacturers explain how the respective sectors keep operations energy-efficient and, importantly, push glass as a sustainable material.

Meanwhile, a feature on forming seems to re-emphasise the aim of energy efficiency in bottle making, while columnist John Henderson reminds us of an often overlooked topic - the impact of colour on batch costs.

Ahead of Mir Stekla 2011, the issue also contains a report on the Russian container glass market, as well as a brief preview of what's in store at Moscow's Expocentre this year.

Regulars

Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Environmental protection

Global glassmaker outlines four key goals for sustainability - Tim Neal, Owens-Illinois (O-I)

Glass: The clear solution to the carbon emissions challenge - Clemens Miller, NSG Group

Milling technology could open new markets in recycling - George Ord, International Innovative Technologies

How Czech glassmakers protect the environment - Lubomir Sedlak

Reusable glass bottle produces low carbon footprint - Laurel Herter, Bottlesup

Focus on Russia

Russia's hollow glass sector on upward swing of pendulum - Seema Gahlaut

Mir Stekla: Russia's main forum for the industry

Forming

Back to basics: Exploring the bottle making process - Saeed Keshavarz

How to improve forming while saving energy - Pneumofore

Supplier plays key part in single-stage forming project - Dr Michael Kellner, Heye International

Events world

GPD confirms special guests for June conference

SEFPRO director honoured at Hotbels seminar

Glassmaker's diary