Glass International Issue
May 2019

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May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 issue of Glass International.

This month we focus on the maintenance plan overseen at SGD Pharma’s Kipfenberg plant in Germany.

In addition, Encirc discusses the investments it has made in sustainable production, including a new railhead at its Cheshire site.

Vidrala and Masitek highlight the problem of impact during glass container processing, while The Glass Recycling Company focuses on a glass recycling scheme that has reaped benefits in South Africa.

The technical feature this month is furnaces. Sorg, SSV, Glass Service and AFT all submit articles.

Ahead of the Furnace Solutions conference next month, EME submits its presentation paper about the challenges for a batch plant supplier.

There are further technical papers from Tiama and Bosch and the issue is rounded off with Prof John Parke's regular History column as well as paper from British Glass and GTS.

Cover image from Sorg

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2 Editor’s Comment

2 International news

10 Profile: SGD Pharma Kipfenberg

SGD Pharma Kipfenberg completes maintenance masterplan

15 Furnaces: Encirc

The power of positive production

21 Recycling: The Glass Recycling Company

Turning recycled glass into sustainable wealth

25 Container glass processing: Vidrala and Masitek

Understanding impact during container glass processing

29 Furnaces: Sorg

Primary measures to reduce the NOx concentration in waste gas

32 Furnaces: Glass Service

The future of glassmaking requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions

34 SSV

The importance of residual quartz in crown silica bricks

38 AFT

A modern approach to furnace salt bath modeling

40 Inspection: Tiama

A carousel for the smart factory

43 Batch plant: EME

Challenges for a batch plant supplier

46 Process monitoring: Bosch

The future of process monitoring

48 British Glass

Pester power for recycling glass

49 GTS

GTS unveils new look

50 History

Have you got the bottle