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
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
The importance of residual quartz in crown silica bricks
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
GTS unveils new look
Have you got the bottle