Glass International Issue
May 2012

May 2012

The May 2012 issue of Glass International puts its main focus on environmental protection, addressing a selection of the major issues facing the glass industry, including recycling, energy saving and lightweighting.
In addition, we look at the flat glass sector, with a host of articles surrounding the manufacturing methods and trends of automotive and architectural glass. Previews are also provided for two upcoming events in the glassmaker's diary: Mir Stekla and Glasstech Asia.


Editor's comment

International news

Technical topics

Why we owe so much to float

Environmental protection

Cleaner fuels: A cost benefit analysis - Jan Viduna, Air Products

Glass recycling: Steady but not sufficient - FEVE

Lighter beer bottle paves the way - Beatson Clark

Exhaust gas cooling allows heat recuperation - Kreisel

Award-winning energy saving - Verallia North America

Recycled glass enters a new age - Heinz Glas

Sorting System facilitates high end recycling - S + S Separation and Sorting Technology

Automotive & architectural glass

Low-emissivity glass has a silver lining - Paul Bush, PPG Industries

Asia: The driving force behind automotive glass - Seema Gahlaut

Digital technology decorates glass installations - Sharda Glass Digital

Glass is king in modern architecture - Glasstec & Solarpeq

Windscreen recycling reduces waste - Safelite Autoglass

Fire-resistant glass meets standards - Schott

Insulating glass line handles large runs - Bystronic Glass

Raw materials

The importance of grain size in glass melting - Frantisek Novotny, Institute of Glass and Ceramics

Pharmaceutical glass

Growing Russian pharmaceutical market - Eugene Gerden

Events world

Mir Stekla preview

Glasstech Asia preview

Glassmaker's diary